Alert Level 2 Football

13 Aug

Kia Ora Koutou,

Last night the club’s Executive Committee met with Barry Gardiner (Director of Football) to discuss football under Alert Level 2 restrictions. The safety of our members, staff, supporters and their whanau in the TCAFC environment is our first priority.

Recap on Level 2 last time

Earlier this year we put together the requirements for returning to football under Level 2. A copy of the COVID Level 2 Procedures are on our website Resources page

At that time only our SKC, TDP and Senior Football teams were training. We held online meetings with coaches and managers of these teams to go through the Level 2 requirements. Our Saturday Junior & Youth teams returned after the restrictions had been eased.

We also felt it was too much for our volunteers to keep clubroom and hospitality facilities open under Level 2 guidelines which required:

  • Physical distancing;
  • Regular and comprehensive cleaning between groups;
  • Seating with 1m distancing; and
  • Single server per group.

 

Level 2 now

We can use a lot of our learnings from last time. We’ve updated our Procedures and following our meeting last night, the following was decided:

  • SKC, TDP & Senior Football continue to train following the COVID Level 2 Procedures.
  • Saturday Junior & Youth football return to training next week after Coaches and Managers have been briefed (invitation will be sent following this).
  • Changing facilities and clubrooms are closed to non-essential Club Staff.

 

Game Days

At this stage, games are scheduled for this weekend but if we move to Alert Level 3, will be cancelled.

 

PLEASE NOTE: There will be changes to game times to allow for the number of people at grounds at any one time and the crossover of people coming and going. These will be updated and communicated tomorrow.

 

If games are on, we fully support anyone who feels uncomfortable playing under Level 2. Please advise Coaches/Managers as soon as possible, so we can advise WaiBOP if teams cannot be fielded.

 

As we find out more information, we will advise everyone.

 

Stay safe everyone. Kia Kaha.

The Executive Committee

Heart of the Mount