NHS TEST AND TRACE QR CODE FOR DULWICH SPORTS GROUND ON TURNEY ROAD PLEASE SCAN ON ENTRY TO THE GROUND
2020/21 FOOTBALL SEASON COVID PROTOCOLS AT DSG
The Southwark Community Sports Trust welcomes you to the 2020/21 league season for recreational football. We will be opening our grounds for competitive games from Saturday 19th September.
The Trust has been using its facilities for cricket and football training since the national lockdown was eased in July 2020. We are anxious that we build upon the established protocols and hygiene arrangements that we have put in place. The threat of COVID-19 is a real issue and we will treat any breaches of our codes of conduct, facilities protocols and ground management very seriously.
At all times we expect players, officials and visitors to comply with social distancing and to follow guidance on the use of facilities provided by the Trust.
The Trust provides pitches for clubs to play matches and as such we expect all games to be managed by clubs following FA guidelines. We expect that anyone watching games also to comply with social distancing, the league rules or the management arrangements of the host club.
The Trust expects players to arrive changed as we will not be providing dressing room facilities. There are no post-match showers. There are toilet facilities with appropriate hygiene arrangements as well as disinfectant gels in the bar area.
The Club Pavilion bar will be open at weekends from lunchtime or by arrangement. There is an internal capacity of 44 people and the veranda can accommodate another 28 people there is also additional seating in front of the pvillion. There is a one-way system in place for ordering drinks. We have temporarily stopped shared meals for clubs but individual hot snacks and meals can be ordered. We ask all customers to respect the requests of bar staff regarding social distancing.
We will ask all host clubs to manage their numbers and social distancing. In good weather, players and visitors may wish to drink outside at tables in groups of no more than six and we ask all users to assist with safe disposal of rubbish and plastic glasses.
DSG TRACK AND TRACE
We also ask all users of the bar to help support track and trace and to scan the QR code outside or go on to the Trusts website and complete the Test and Trace contact form which can be found here https://www.dulwichsportsground.com/covid-19.html.
If the bar is too full, then the bar staff will be instructed to close the bar.
Each host club shall keep a list of contact details for all their players, visitors and officials. These will be used in conjunction with NHS England in the event of a notifiable event for the purposes of tracking and tracing. This is a key requirement and will be randomly checked by Trust officials.
The Trust has decided to seek to control numbers of people on the ground through carefully managed and staggered kick off times, managed use of the car park and careful use of the ground and facilities. Clubs and their members will be expected to abide by the ground use regulations. Any breach may result in loss of access.
The car park will be opened only in a controlled manner, as the Trust do not wish to encourage large numbers of people to be in the ground. Players and visitors are requested where possible to cycle or walk. Cars may be parked in the local streets – Rosendale Road and Gallery Road often have places to park. We are aware that Turney Road is a residential area and we ask our visitors to respect the needs of our neighbours.
The car park will be open from 12 noon on Saturday afternoons and will be opened and managed by volunteers from Dulwich Village FC on Sunday mornings. We ask all users to respect the efforts and requests of our volunteers.
The Southwark Sports Trust will expect each host club to supply a protocol and risk assessment to the Trust before a booking is confirmed. A copy of the South Bank CUACO FC risk assessmentis available on request and their track and trace and COVID online self- assessment form can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2DQct6X In addition, the South Bank CUACO FC code of behaviour for COVID is here http://www.southbankcuaco.co.uk/covid-code-of-behaviour/ We suggest these as examples of good practice. The Trust understands that local leagues may provide additional guidance to clubs and grounds. We anticipate that some leagues and clubs may limit spectators for junior games.
In line with national guidance we expect that everyone should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms before every training session or match. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend.
The Founder member clubs of the Trust have highlighted the following summary of FA guidelines:
Initial Guidance from the FA back in June
Please see the initial guidance below from the FA back in June which can be similarly applied to certain situations since the 11th of September no more than 6 people rule when off the pitch.
Return of Grassroots Football FAQs
As the weather changes, we begin to think of summer sports. However in these extraordinary times, we are in a national lockdown. The Southwark Community Sports Trust will obey Government advice and we will follow the recommendations of the ECB and Sport England about any start up.
The current position is quite clear that all recreational cricket including friendly games, nets and training is stopped until the end of May. Equally other sporting or social events cannot take place. The facilities on Turney Road are closed although our sports contractors are maintaining the squares and grounds for a start-up. We are ready once the appropriate decisions are made by the government.
As the cricket season has theoretically started, I thought that I should inform you of the current position.
Member clubs made bookings before the shut-down and the Trust has a full list of commitments. There are a few gaps at weekends and some opportunities for mid-week. Our season for cricket matches is planned to end on Sunday 13th September when we will switch emphasis to winter sports.
Each week of the lock down from now on, will see the cancellation of booked fixtures on a rolling basis. As the position becomes clearer over the next few weeks/months, we will be in touch with you to agree future arrangements. We know that the cricket authorities are hoping that we might have a half season to enable clubs, leagues and juniors to play cricket. We will respond once we have some dates.
On the emergence from lock down, I will publish bookings and the options available to clubs to reduce commitments or book more dates. It is bound to be fluid. We hope to offer practice opportunities as well as much organised cricket and other activities as we can permit.
On any re-emergence from lock down, the Trust will enforce government guidance on hygiene and social isolation. We expect to deal with changed requirements for teas, meals and service at the bar. We are lucky to have a spacious facility to allow space for changing rooms, showers or for groups of people to spread out in the Pavilion. Over the next month, you can rest assured that our ground staff are committed to preparing the pitches in readiness for use. Our team has used the enforced window of isolation to repair and prepare the sightscreens and covers. We have a plan to repair the artificial surfaces once lock down is over.
If you have any thoughts or particular questions, please do not hesitate to email me or John Howard.
Please stay safe and follow the Government advice
Home: 01694 771 552
Mobile: 07831 638 775 with variable reception
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Sports facilities available for Schools, Corporate, League and Friendly Teams for Athletics, Cricket, Football and Rugby Matches including Corporate Events, Training and Sports Days in South London. Hire the Pitches, the Sports Ground, the Facilities and the Main Pavilion for sports days and other special events.
Monday to Sunday:
Including Bank Holidays
Sports Played at DSG
Changing Rooms: Yes
Car Parking: Free Parking
Equipment Rental: Yes
Membership Required: No
Pay as you Play: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
First Aid Kit: Yes
Defibrillator: Yes (Behind the Bar)
Nearest Train stations:
West Dulwich, North Dulwich and Herne Hill
3, N3, 201 and P13
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