Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Method Statement for Wrington Redhill FC

Update: Updated Risk Assessment and Method Statement

Monday 29th March 2021

Wrington Redhill FC have published an updated version of its Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS).

The updated documents covers guidance issued in relation to the resumption of football activities allowed from Monday 29 March, in line with step one of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

It is vital that these procedures are adhered to for the sake of all our members, opposing teams, their families and the wider local community. Football activities will continue to take place according to The FA and Government guidelines.

The RAMS document can be found here.

It is essential that all coaches, players, parents/guardians/carers and supporters take time to read this document. No coach or player must attend any training session or take part in a match unless they have read and understood the controls that are required. It is also necessary for coaches, players and parents/guardians/carers to have signed the RAMS form.

The RAMS document includes vital information, including:

An assessment of risks related to maintaining social distancing, the site and buildings, equipment, health and wellbeing, and travelling, and the measures put in place to mitigate against these.

How training sessions and matches will take place safely in a way that reduces and minimises the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

What is expected of coaches
What is expected of players
What is expected of parents. guardians and carers
Rules on whether spectators are able to attend games.
Rules governing the use of changing rooms
Procedures that will be in place should a person become unwell with Covid-19 symptoms.
Control measures will be monitored and audited on a regular basis.

Within the updated RAMS, notable changes include:

Rules regarding spectators

As part of stage one of the government’s roadmap, NO spectators are allowed to attend either training sessions or games at the Recreation Ground.

For training and games involving teams in the club’s youth section, only one parent, guardian or carer per child is permitted to attend. This is for safeguarding purposes.

Those who do attend for safeguarding purposes must maintain social distancing from others at all times and not mix with others from separate households.

All other parents, guardians and carers should remain either within their cars at the facility or not travel to the Recreation Ground.

Rules regarding changing rooms

Changing rooms cannot be used as part of step one of the government’s roadmap. Use of the changing rooms at the Recreation Ground is therefore NOT permitted.

The only circumstances in which it will be possible to use changing rooms is for safeguarding purposes or for disability requirements.

Further to this, at the present time the clubhouse facilities at the Recreation Ground will remain closed.

Travel to and from training and matches

All participants and their parents, guardians or carers should follow government guidance on safe travel to and from the Recreation Ground (and other venues where football activities may be taking place).

Any visitors to the Recreation Ground are reminded that they are required to complete Track and Trace. This can be done via the NHS Covid Contact Tracing App by scanning the QR code which is located at the front doors of the Clubhouse and changing rooms

Those who are unable to register their attendance using the NHS App must do so by providing contact details upon their entry to the ground. Details will be stored for 21 days before being destroyed. Those refusing to provide details will be refused entry.

If you feel anything has not been sufficiently covered within the updated RAMS, and if there is anything you are unsure about, please contact Covid-19 Officer Stephen Porter by email

Last modified on Monday 29 March 2021