As part of BF and the Home Nation’s commitment to ensure that the return to community club activity is as safe as possible, it is a requirement for all community clubs to nominate a COVID-19 Officer.
The COVID-19 Officer will act as the primary point of contact for BF, Home Nations, facility/venue operators, and club members for matters relating to COVID-19.
It is expected that most club committees will appoint an existing committee member or coach to act in this role.
Resources, sample risk assessments and guidance for clubs and COVID-19 officers can be found here.
Responsibilities of the COVID-19 Officer should include:
Sample risk assessment and resources can be found here.
Be the first point of communication with BF/Home Nations, facility operators and club members in relation to COVID-19 issues and risks.
Club Protocols: establishing, communicating and executing club/session-specific protocols for:
For community clubs, the COVID-19 Officer must:
If the COVID-19 officer is not present during a club session it is expected that another club official will be appointed to fulfil these responsibilities for the duration of the club session. For example, this can be the coach or the welfare officer.
For other types of affiliated clubs – for example, those that operate within schools solely for the pupils of that school – the responsibilities set out above must still have identified owners. We recognise that many of these may fall under the remit of the existing school staff structure and it may not, therefore, be appropriate to appoint a COVID-19 Officer in a similar way.
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