Match Procedures

Kettering Town FC - Covid-19 Match Procedures (Action Plan)
Latimer Park – Pitch 1
In line with Government Guidance, all participants should check for symptoms of
Covid-19 prior to arriving at the venue.
TRAVELLING TO THE VENUE
All participants should follow best practice for travelling to the venue in accordance with Government
guidelines.
ARRIVAL
Where possible, player, match officials and coaches must arrive changed and shower at home. Bring your own
identified drink, hand sanitiser and medication with you. Coaches to bring their own PPE and clean equipment.
No communal drink bottles or shared first aid will be available. Players are requested to leave their drinks
bottles in the management area only at a 2m distance apart.
CHANGING ROOMS
Changing rooms will be used for changing only and done so as quickly as possible. A staggered use policy will
be implemented to minimise numbers. For the time being, showers will be closed. No team meetings or player
congregation will be allowed in the changing rooms which will be locked during the match. Priority access will
be given to the away team.
ENTERING THE GROUND
Access to the ground will be via the tunnel entrance. Continue straight onto the pitch and do not congregate in
the tunnel area. A one-way system operates in the spectator area around Pitch 1.
HAND WASHING & SANITISING
Once in the ground there will be hand sanitiser, wipes, paper towels and a bin to dispose of towels. All players
entering the ground to use this upon arrival keeping at a 2-metre distance. Toilet facilities are available in the
ground with hand washing, hand gel and disposable paper towels.
SPECTATORS
One parent only will be allowed for each player aged 18 and under. No spectators are currently allowed at
senior games.
ONE WAY SYSTEM
Entrance to the ground for spectators (where permitted) will be via the single gate by the ‘burger van’
adjacent to the rear Clubhouse entrance. A one-way system is being operated in the ground and you will be
directed left around the main pitch. Spectators MUST NOT stand in the tunnel area and must respect the 2mtr
social distancing around the ground and in the stands. Observe the one-way system for exiting the ground.
THE MATCH
No respect handshakes prior to kick off. No contact goal celebrations and no team talk huddles. Training bibs
to be washed before the match and the marker cones and balls wiped down with sanitiser. Players are asked
not to handle the ball or equipment during the warm up session apart from the goalkeeper who must have
their gloves on. If you must cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow and not your hands. Hand sanitisers,
wipes and paper towels will be available at each area. Coaches will have PPE available for emergency first aid
treatment, although strict guidelines will be adhered to for treatment. NO SPITTING.
END OF MATCH
At the end of the match, the manager will observe social distancing during the de-brief. Players will exit
through the tunnel using the changing rooms as quickly as possible and on a staggered basis. Please use the
hand sanitiser at the tunnel before exiting the ground.
CONSENT
By competing in the match, players and officials are accepting the procedures laid out above and will abide by
them accordingly.