The Club has updated their detailed Risk Assessment regarding the impact of COVID-19 on training sessions and other footballing activities within the Club.
The Risk Assessment can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Risk Assessment (FJAFC003) is effective immediately, and supersedes Risk Assessment (FJAFC002) which was issued on 23 July 2020.
Our COVID-19 Officer is Pierino Gattei (Pev), who is contactable on Coronavirus matters through email@example.com.
All participants in training and footballing activities, including managers, coaches, parents, players and anyone else who may be attending, must familiarise themselves fully with the Risk Assessment and ensure they follow the measures required to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 during our training and footballing activities.
All participants in training or a footballing activity must perform a Self-Screen Check before travelling to the location of the training or footballing activity.
This is a mandatory check, which must be documented before travelling and presented upon arrival to the on-site Club COVID Official who is managing access to the training or footballing activity.
Coaches, Players, Club Offcials and Parents or Carers in a safeguarding capacity who do not provide a signed Self-Screen Check will not be allowed access and will not be able to take part in the training or footballing activity.
The Self-Screen Check is documented on the following template, which can be downloaded here for printing:
Parents and carers who travel to and from the venue, and who may remain in their car should also perform a Self-Screen Check. This check does not need to be handed to the Club COVID Official.
In providing a signed Self-Screen Check form to the on-site Club COVID Official, you consent for yourself or your child to take part in the training or footballing activity, and you confirm that you have read and understood the activities being offerred (to your child) and agree with the measures the Club has put in place to manage COVID-19 risks, including measures in line with current Government guidance.
Please Contact Us if you require any further information or clarification regarding the Risk Assessment and its implications.
Parents or carers, should they be attending in a safe-guarding capacity or wish to wait in their car for the duration of the training session or match, should park in the car parks to the left and right upon entering Wellacre Academy. No parking is allowed in the upper car park to ensure there is no mixing of people leaving or arriving at Wellacre Academy.
Club COVID Officials will be present to provide guidance to arriving drivers.
Following the increased rules regarding Coronavirus and Track and Trace, Flixton Juniors have implemented people flows at Wellacre Academy for their weekend matches.
All persons who attend or participate in a match at Wellacre Academy are obliged to follow the new rules.
The flows set out from where coaches, substitutes and parents and carers in a safeguarding capacity should watch their match.
All adults who participate or spectate at a pitch are requested to scan the unique Pitch QR Code into the NHS Track and Trace Application on their mobile phone.
The flows are shown here:
The FA provided updated guidance on 24 March 2021.
We can provide an update on the return of outdoor grassroots football and support available to clubs across the grassroots football community.
On Monday 29 March, as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, outdoor sports facilities can open, and organised outdoor football can take place.
We’ve now published our updated guidance, based on the latest Government advice available, which applies to all outdoor youth and adult football and Futsal, including all formats of the game.
If there are any further updates from the Government, we’ll communicate these in due course. We’ll also update our guidance as we move through the different steps of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
The Government guidance on travel is that the ‘stay at home’ rule will end on Monday 29 March, but many restrictions will remain in place. As organised sport can resume, all participants may travel to games but should avoid travel at the busiest times and routes, as well as minimising any unnecessary journeys where possible. All participants must follow the Government’s guidance on safer travel.
Changing rooms cannot be used as part of step one in the roadmap out of lockdown and must remain shut. Toilets will be allowed to open, 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after training and/or matches. All government guidance on hygiene and social distancing measures must be followed.
No spectators are allowed at grassroots football as part of step one of the Government’s roadmap. One parent or guardian per child is permitted, where clubs and facilities can safely accommodate this and following all appropriate guidance.
Indoor sport is not currently allowed. This is planned to return no earlier than 17 May, as part of step three of the Government’s roadmap, apart from disability football, which is currently allowed to take place indoors.
It’s extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers continue to strictly follow both the UK Government’s latest guidance on COVID-19 and respective bespoke guidance documents from the FA. Any incidents of non-compliance will be reported to the local County Football Association.