RETURN TO PLAY FAQ
Duty of Care & Guidance FAQs
Issued On: 10th August 2020
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These are common questions that get asked in relation to returning to activities. We will keep the answers up to date and in line with current guidance, so it is worth checking for any changes. Changes are detailed in the next section. Always check you have the latest version.
Changes to these FAQ:
This is the first release of the FAQs and so there are no changes.
- Why can’t we play a normal game of Squash?
The Government guidance for leisure facilities states “Courts and halls can remain open for use as long as the activities can be modified in such a way that social distancing can be maintained throughout the activity. Squash Wales will often provide specific guidance on how their sport can be played or adapted to enable social distancing which must be followed.”
We therefore recommend a modified/adapted version of the game which complies with social distancing measures.
- Can you play at more than one venue?
- Can people from the same household play a normal game of Squash?
- What is meant by an extended household?
- Can members from the same household eg 4 players play on the same court together?
- Should coaches and players wear face coverings?
- How do we always monitor and oversee our club/venue?
- Can my club/venue open and choose to not follow the guidelines?
- What happens if someone breaks the rules at our club/venue?
- Why do we need to keep a record of who has been at our club/venue?
- If our club is based at a Leisure Centre do, we need our own COVID-19 Officer?
- Are telephone numbers acceptable for contact details?
- How will Squash Wales ensure the guidance is implemented?
- If a club is based at a Leisure Centre will they need to appoint a COVID-19 Officer, or will the Leisure Centre be responsible?
- All insurers are excluding any claim of any nature relating from Covid -19 or any other communicable disease – SARS etc. so why should we engage with them on this?
- How would we fulfil the requirement of having a “responsible person” present at all activity when the facility is unmanned and has no employees?
- Do registers need to be hard copy – i.e. paper- or would electronic registers be acceptable (eg on a mobile phone)
- If you are coaching as part of a Leisure Centre programme, would all the Responsible Person responsibilities fall on the Centre?
- Why should we ask our insurers how long we keep members data?
- As far as clubs based at leisure centres are concerned, I would expect them to get everyone using the centre to sign in giving their contact details. Is it still a requirement for club captains etc to keep a separate register?
More help and information
Here are some useful links to other help and information.
WSA Covid-19 Resource Page
Welsh Government Advice & Information
Social and physical distancing
Test, Trace, Protect
Apply for a test
At risk people
HSE guidance (including cleaning, risk assessment etc.)