Nether United Soccer Club/1776 United Safety Action Plan
*These guidelines may change as guidance changes
Players must remain socially distant (6 feet) while the team is at practice anytime the players are not engaged on the field, such as water breaks or while the coach is issuing instruction.AND before/after/between games. This includes parking lots and sidelines at game. Cones will be placed at practice and all players should place their bags/equipment at a cone. The team must remain socially distant when huddling to talk with coaches and at all other times. There are no exceptions to this.
Coaches will wear masks at all times when in the presence of players or other coaches. Players will wear masks when not in the field (when walking to and form the field and when on the bench). Players may wear a mask when in the field if they would like. These should be actual face masks as opposed to neck gaiters and bandanas. The fabric of neck gaiters and bandanas likely may not do as much as a well made cloth mask or paper surgical mask.
Players should not share equipment. If equipment is shared, it will be cleaned between uses.
All players should have their own bottle of hand sanitizer and clean their hands regularly. There should not be any hand shakes, fist bumps, or elbow bumps. Players should not share food or drinks.
No player should come to practice or a game if they have a fever, cough, cold symptoms or generally do not feel well.
Health screening on team snap should be filled out for every practice and game.
All spectators must remain socially distant while watching the game. If players need to remain at a tournament between games, they must remain socially distant from other teams and players. Parents and players should not congregate with other team families. Spectators will wear masks unless they are clearly socially distanced. For tournaments where there is a lag in between games, the team recommends that you leave the park and return at the agreed upon time prior to the following game.
When should you notify the club?
If a player is being tested for COVID due to symptoms or has any symptoms, parents need to communicate this to the coaches immediately in case other precautionary measures need to be taken for the team or the club.
Testing for COVID for other reasons and player is asymptomatic
Some of our players (asymptomatic) are being tested for COVID prior to visiting an older family member or prior to travel. If testing comes back positive, please communicate this to the coaches immediately in case other precautionary measures need to be taken for the team or the club.
Player with exposure to someone with COVID
No player should come to practice or a game if they have had a direct exposure to someone with COVID in prior two weeks. Players with an exposure should quarantine for 2 weeks. Parents need to communicate this to the coaches immediately.
Household contact with exposure to someone with COVID
In this situation the player did not directly have a COVID exposure, and can continue to play. However, given the direct exposure of someone in the household, the club should be notified immediately so that continued practices to reduce the risks to others can be enforced. The household member with the exposure should continue to quarantine from all family members for 14 days from time of exposure per national guidelines.
Board of Directors