The Volleyball Family is urged to support a fresh set of Covid-19 safety recommendations across the SWVA regions. The following is from the VE web site and gov.wales.
Not too much of a change for England but a number of changes for Wales. It appears that adult indoor events are limited to 30 people (but may not include officals) hence we may have to limt the number of team members attending SW Matches to keep below this figure. A waiting confirmation….
For England: Our new guidance builds on our previous ‘Organising Covid-secure volleyball’ document with new advice to take a lateral flow test (and return a negative result) before travelling to a competition or training and to keep numbers in the playing space to a minimum, all to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19 between participants, especially the most vulnerable.
New additions to our Covid-19 recommendations to ensure volleyball is as safe as possible by reducing the risk of transmission are as follows:
- We strongly recommend there should be no spectators or line judges, and only one scorer at a volleyball match.
- We recommend that all personnel in attendance at volleyball activity who aren’t playing to wear a face covering. This includes coaches, officials, and players when they’re not on court.
- We recommend participants to take a lateral flow test immediately (or as close as possible) before travelling to a competition or training session – and to not travel but isolate if the result is positive.
These are in addition to key mitigations already in place such as maximising the ventilation of a playing space and to cut out congratulatory touches and handshakes. And please remember guidance must be followed in this order of importance: Government, venue, Volleyball England, club.
Read our guidance in full over on our Covid-19 guidance and support page or download a handy PDF of the recommendations.
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