SQUASH CODE OF PRACTICE

UKA covid 19 3-1-5

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Squash Code of Practice

All players must follow Government and club code of practise guidelines when attending including hand and touch point hygiene and maintaining social distancing requirements from all other people in the building.  Please make yourself aware of 3-1-5‘s members Code of Practice

Stop and think is it safe to play

  • Do not come to the club if you or anyone in your household I won well even with Rob mild symptoms
  • Follow NHS guidelines and report your symptoms to the club for contacting tracing purposes
  • Keep your distance ensure that you adhere to current social distancing guidelines at all times
  • If you become sick or display any symptoms let the club know
  • After your game please Leave the court area in a timely manner
  • Wash your hands frequently including before and after you play don’t share equipment with anybody
  • Follow the government and public health England advice at all times

Ways to play – how to play safely and with who. 

Please note there should be no more than two players on court at any one time

Members from the same household or support bubble

  • Match play/for squash game
  • Coach led/supervised activity

Individuals

  • Single player (solo)
  • Coach led/ supervised activity

Two members from different households not in a support bubble

  • Modified versions of Squash-site
  • Coach led supervised activities

Up to 5 members from different households

  • Coach led supervised activities

 Ways to play guidance Safe ways to play during COVID-19 that adhere to Government guidelines

There are several ways that players can enjoy squash whilst observing Government guidelines and social distancing measures. The following descriptions outline the different ways to play that should be adhered to and are relevant for all levels of ability.

All players must follow Government and club code of practise guidelines when attending including hand and touch point hygiene and maintaining social distancing requirements from all other people in the building.

To ensure that social distancing can be maintained throughout the activity, there should be no more than two players on court at one time.

  1. Match play / Full squash game. Players from the same household or support bubble can play ‘normal’ squash as they would have previous to COVID-19.
  2. Solo practice. Individual players can practice squash on their own. Options include a range of solo practices and drills to help maintain and improve squash skills.
  3. Sides ‘Sides’ is a modified version of the game that allows two players from different households (not in a support bubble) to play on court at the same time:
  • Only two players permitted
  • The aim is to hit a winner or force an error from your opponent as in regular squash
  • Only one player serves / touches the ball with their hand during the match
  • Both players must keep to their side of the court throughout each rally, using the full length of the court whilst maintaining safe social distancing throughout
  • If a player crosses into the other side of the court, they immediately forfeit the rally
  • If there is a danger of players breaching a safe social distance, they must call a let and replay the rally
  • Once a rally is complete, players switch sides of the court (maintaining a safe social distance) and the server restarts play
  • For full details of how to play ‘Sides’, see the video here.

 

  1. Coach-led activities Up to 5 players from different households can be coached in the same session so long as social distancing requirements are maintained at all times, including when on court.
  • Coach must have an England Squash qualification.
  • Maximum of 2 players per court.

Thank you for your co-operation.

The Squash Team at 3-1-5