The following operating procedures are based on current government and national governing body guidance.
General Procedures – cleaning, reception, changing rooms, circulation areas and toilets.
General Information – the following general information will relate to all lessons
To limit the use of our toilet facilities on-site we would ask parents to ensure children use the toilet before leaving home. All doors including toilet entrance doors (except for toilet cubicle doors) will be propped open to minimise hand contact. Children will be asked to sanitise their hands when re-entering an activity space.
Lesson occupancy will be reduced to ensure 2m social distancing between attendees.
Class content will be adapted to ensure 2m social distancing is always maintained.
Classes will be staggered to allow attendees to exit and enter safely. We would politely ask all parents to drop off and collect their children promptly.
Clear instructions will be given at the start of each lesson regarding social distancing and other control measures.
Face coverings are not mandatory for sports activities due to the limitation on breathing.
Writhlington – children will be required to enter via the studio reception at our Writhlington site. Entry to our studios will not be permitted via main reception.
Midsomer Norton – children will enter through the main reception entrance.
Parents and children will be required to sanitise their hands and take their temperature (via the wall mounted contactless self-service thermometer) prior to entry.
Parents/guardians will be required to wait with their child until the dance teacher arrives.
Parents / guardians at our Writhlington site will be asked to accompany their child into the studio and then exit via the external fire exit doors to wait in their cars until the end of the lesson.
Parents / guardians at our Midsomer Norton site will need to exit via the main entrance and wait in their cars until the end of the session.
The dance teacher will explain the collection procedure on drop-off.
Please refer to the court bookings page regarding access / egress and use of equipment.
Parents/guardians (1 parent / guardian only) MUST supervise their children when entering the outdoor tennis courts or indoor tennis centre and follow directional signage / instructions from their coach.
Children / Players will need to provide their own racket.
Where possible the coach will be the only one touching the tennis balls with players asked to use their feet / racket to return them.
Where players need to handle balls (when serving for example) then extra care must be taken for players not to touch their faces until their hands have been sanitised.
Hand sanitiser will be available, but we would also ask for players to bring their own as this will allow them to sanitise more frequently.
Parents / Guardians (1 per child) will be required to escort their child to and from lessons.
Lessons will take place on our outdoor AGP where possible. Lessons will run in our sports hall if weather is particularly bad.
Parents / Guardians will be able to spectate if social distancing can be maintained. If not, parents will need to wait in their cars.
The coach will be the only person handling balls / equipment. Children will be instructed not to touch these with their hands.
Ratios will reflect current government and FA guidance.
Gymnasts must be escorted by a parent / guardian to the gymnastic centre entrance where they will be greeted by a coach. Parents will not be allowed inside the gym unless a gymnast requires a carer to support them during their sessions.
Gymnasts will have their temperature checked before entry.
Gymnasts will be required to sanitise hands upon entry.
There will not be any contact between the coach and gymnasts or between gymnasts.
Gymnasts will need to provide personal equipment such as chalk, handguards & gloves. These items are to be taken home after each session and not left in the gym.
Personal equipment must not be shared and must be clearly labelled. The communal chalk bucket has been removed.
Toilets will be open during training however will be restricted to use of one gymnast at a time.
Equipment will be sanitised between each training group.
Gymnasts will exit via the fire exit at the rear of the gymnastics centre. Parents / guardians are asked not to arrive more than 5 minutes before the end of the session to collect their child and maintain social distancing whilst waiting.
Arrival and Exit – Children must be escorted by a parent / guardian to and from the REAR (fire exit) of the gymnastic centre adjacent to the outdoor tennis courts where they will be greeted by the coach. Parents will not be allowed inside the gym unless a child requires a carer to support them during their session.
Children will have their temperature checked before entry.
Children will be required to sanitise hands upon entry.
There will not be any contact between the coach and children.
Toilets will be open during training however entry will be restricted to one child at a time.