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COVID - Current POLICY

COVID - AENA Current Status - Updated 27th June 2022

Whilst the Government removed the legal requirement to self-isolate if testing positive, we are encouraged to take personal responsibility concerning COVID-19, and self-isolation is still recommended.

Therefore, if you test positive or display symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend netball activity.

The current Government changes are outlined HERE and must be adhered to.

We can now play in indoor and outdoor leagues and competitions using all the normal INF rules.

What does this mean for netball?

England Netball recommends the Netball Family maintain best practice and for netball organisers to continue to utilise many elements of our previous COVID-19 guidance. This should help keep the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases to a minimum.

Here is the AENA core guidance

1. Anybody who has tested positive or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend netball activity. We recommend that all netball organisations continue to share this with their members/participants

2. Sanitisation of hands and equipment should continue.

3. Risk Assessments and Risk Mitigation plans should continue to be completed for any activity – these should continue to cover the risk of COVID-19 and its spread during netball activity. Any existing Risk Assessments produced may still be relevant and can still be used.


Magnet Netball Club COVID Guidelines - 26th June 2022

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF GUIDLINES HERE

*** IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU INFORM YOUR DAUGTHER'S CLUB COACH IMMEDIATELY IF SHE HAS A POSITIVE LATERAL FLOW TEST **** this can be by email , text or phone call.

- IMPORTANT - Magnets Netball Club kindly requests that THAT YOU DO NOT ATTEND MATCHES OR TRAINING SESSIONS FOR MINIUM OF 5 DAYS IF:

• You are COVID positive
• You are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms

Additional Information

The key points to remember are:

  1. As of Thursday, 24 February, the Government have removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. However, it is still strongly advised that staff and players who test positive continue to stay at home and avoid contact with other people at least 5 days until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days. If staff or players do not receive two negative tests on LFT they can end their isolation after 10 days, even if they are still testing positive.
  2. If you have symptoms, please arrange to get a LFT (Later Flow Test). You should do a lateral flow test before attending the training or a match and can only attend if this test is negative and the person is asymptomatic.
  3. Close contact (including a household member) does not require taking any LFT or isolation unless they become symptomatic.
  4. Registers should be maintained at netball activities so that COVID-19 Officers can advise the team/coach should any positive cases arise in the 48 hours following the activity.
  5. If you have a positive Covid-19 infection, you are no longer required to take any PCR test.
  6. You are encouraged to continue to sanitise your hands appropriately and keep social distancing where possible. You may want to wear a facemask if you are immunosuppressed or classed as a vunerable person.
  7. Your coach will seek advice from the COVID officer and take appropriate actions if there is an outbreak within your team.


Post-Training Session within Magnet Netball Club

Any participant who becomes unwell with COVID symptoms within 72 hours of attending leagues matches or training sessions must immediately inform their Lead Club Coach or the COVID Officer. You must arrange for a COVID LFT test. Suppose the COVID result is positive, or the player is symptomatic; in that case, the player must isolate for at least 5 days and until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days. If the player does not receive two negative LFT tests, they can end their isolation after 10 days, even if they are still testing positive.

Post-Match

The Club Lead COVID Officer or Club Lead Coach will immediately inform the 'MATCH' COVID Officer, who will advise the opposition who are responsible for notifying all attendees so that they can follow the prevailing UK Government guidance

Please note

To keep the netball family safe, you must follow the local Berkshire Netball and South Regional Leagues Covid-19 guidelines. Your coach will update you on the necessary information before the match.

TRAINING
Standard requirement for Training/Coaching Sessions/Matches

All players MUST COMPLETE the Track & Trace CHECK IN within the Teamo app before any match and training session.

No specific training kit needs to be worn, but we do require that all kit is washed after every training session to prevent the risk of infection spreading. Girls must have appropriate netball trainers (please check they fit and have a good tread still!), no jewellery or taped earrings, short nails and hair up.

All players must bring the following with them to the session:

• Size 5 netball, pumped up & ready to play

• Disinfectant wipes

• Hand sanitiser (alcohol gel)

• Small first aid kit, containing plasters, tissues, nail file, spare hair band etc.