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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES

Girls Rugby is dedicated to the safety of all members and their families and has prepared operating procedures for 2021 programming in response to COVID-19. All procedures outlined below will be implemented for all Girls Rugby activities and events in all locations where active programming is present. 

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Safety Equipment Provided

All Girls Rugby programs will be equipped with the following safety equipment:

  • Sanitizers for use on equipment before and after use
  • Disposable masks for any participant in need
  • Hand sanitizer for use by all participants before and after every activity or event
  • COVID Protocols and Procedures Signage for display
Training Pre-Season

All Girls Rugby staff and volunteers will receive training, information, and resources on all Girls Rugby COVID-19 protocols and procedures, including how to execute on them. This training information will be distributed through Girls Rugby Leadership Trainings and/or Pre-Season Meetings.

Equipment Pre-Season

Ahead of any Girls Rugby activity or event, all equipment used must be sanitized, including, but not limited to all rugby balls, boundary cones, flag belts and flags, medical kit, and ball bag. This will be the responsibility of all head coaches for each Girls Rugby location.

Mask/Face Covering Protocol

Anyone attending a Girls Rugby activity or event must wear a face covering that fully covers their nose and mouth. All face coverings must be worn at all times and may not be removed for the duration of the activity or event, aside from a brief moment for consuming food or beverage but must be replaced immediately following.

Procedures at Practice Start

At the start of all Girls Rugby practices, the following procedures will take place:

  • COVID signage is placed at the entrance of the practice facility for all to see.
  • All girls arriving to practice must check in with a coach for attendance.
  • All girls arriving to practice must sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  • All girls arriving to practice must answer COVID-related questions with their coach.
  • All physical contact should be reduced to a minimum. No high fives, elbows, fist bumps, hugs, or the like are permitted.
Procedures at Practice End

At the end of all Girls Rugby practices, the following procedures will take place:

  • All equipment that was used for practice should be sanitized immediately following practice.
  • Attendance and COVID Question report should be submitted to the Program Coordinator/Manager.
Procedures for During Practice

In order to maintain appropriate distance and safety protocols, the following adjustments will be made to all Girls Rugby practices:

  • Follow all protocols for the start and end of practices, as described above.
  • During group/team huddles, have the girls maintain distance of 6 feet apart.
  • Sharing of water bottles is NOT permitted.
  • Avoid any games or activities that require a high amount of physical touch. Reduce the amount of physical touch as much as possible.
Procedures at Game Day Start

At the start of all Girls Rugby game days, the following procedures will take place:

  • COVID signage is placed at the entrance of the facility for all to see.
  • All girls arriving to a game day must check in with a coach for attendance.
  • All girls arriving to game days must sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  • All girls arriving to game days must answer COVID-related questions with their coach.
  • All physical contact should be reduced to a minimum. No high fives, elbows, fist bumps, hugs, or the like are permitted.
Procedures at Game Day End

At the end of all Girls Rugby Game Days, the following procedures will take place:

  • All equipment that was used should be sanitized immediately following game days.
  • Attendance and COVID Question report should be submitted to the Program Coordinator/Manager.
Procedures During Game Days

In order to maintain appropriate distance and safety protocols, the following adjustments will be made to all Girls Rugby Game Days:

  • Follow all protocols for the start and end of game days, as described above.
  • During group/team huddles, have the girls maintain a distance of 6 feet apart.
  • Sharing of water bottles is NOT permitted.
  • All physical contact should be reduced to a minimum. No high fives, elbows, fist bumps, hugs, or the like are permitted.
Procedures for Others Attending Activities and Events

All participants attending Girls Rugby activities and events should follow the following procedures:

  • Anyone attending a Girls Rugby activity or event must wear a face covering at all times.
  • Attendees should avoid carpooling with anyone outside of their household to all practices, games, and/or any other activities and events.
  • Attendees should maintain at least 6 feet distance from other attendees that are not in their household.
  • Anyone experiencing any symptoms of sickness or has been exposed to COVID-19 should not attend any activity or event.
Procedures for Reporting Attendance & Any Issues

All coaches will be required to submit an online report (via Jotform) after every practice or game day that records:

    • All names of girls who attended practice
    • Confirmed that all girls were asked COVID questions and responded no (questions below)
    • Report any known cases of exposure  

COVID Questions:

  • Have you or anyone in your household had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days?
  • Are you aware of any exposure or potential exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

 

Signage for Practices and Games

Girls Rugby will provide signage at all locations for coaches to post at the entrance to the facility. All signage must be posted before every practice and game day.