Our final matches often drift into May and even June if it has been a particularly wet winter. Climate watchers will recollect that this winter was the wettest on record so we can safely assume that, without Covid, the season would have finally ended at the weekend. The question we are now asking ourselves is What next?The latest FA guidance, based on Government direction, is that a maximum of 6 people can train providing:
Clubs have the requisite insurances that allow for socially distanced training
Coaches agree in writing to coach sessions within the current regulations
Players keep two metres apart and no physical contact is allowed.
Playing of any games is prohibited
If a player gets injured only a member of their household can give aid and others need to stay socially distanced
Equipment should be cleaned with disinfectant if handled by more than one person and at the end of a session.
First-aiders should be equipped with the appropriate PPE to protect themselves and others
For youths Clubs require a written record of parent/carer’s consent
Players must have their own water bottles and hand sanitisers.
Records must be kept of cleaning regimes and coaches’ health self-assessments.
Kensington Dragons cannot bend the rules so before we start training we really need a further relaxation, which may not be too far away. Many believe that the 2020/21 season will start in September as normal. Let’s hope that there is no second significant surge of CV to interfere with society returning to a new normal.
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