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Returning to Sport

Returning to Sport

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to sport! to return safely, we've put a few precautions in place:
 

Before you jump right into sports, you must be aware of what level of risk there is. The government guidance on sport is here. 

It's also important to recognise what you should be doing at all times:

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and exercise equipment  
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth. 
  • Stay home if you are sick. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing.

How will membership work?

For the first half of the year - we're providing our sports program completely free of charge!

What safety equipment will you provide?

  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Sanitisation wipes/spray for sports equipment 
  • Paper towels 
  • Specialised First Aid Kit 
  • Bags to dispose of used products/ transport items safely 
  • Tape for marking space on the floor

What should I provide?

  • Face mask for entering/exiting building 
  • Own sanitary/hygienic products to avoid cross contamination 
  • Water bottle (named if possible)

What about Track and Trace?

Although we hope to promote 'just join in' sports soon, we will be participating in track and trace. It will be mandatory to sign up to a session you plan to attend and provide your full name and phone number beforehand.

This service: 

  • Ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus. 
  • Helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus. 

Playing your part: 

  • If you develop symptoms, you must continue to follow the rules to self-isolate with other members of your household and get a test to find out if you have coronavirus 

  • If you test positive for coronavirus, you must share information promptly about your recent contacts through the NHS Test and Trace service to help us alert other people who may need to self-isolate 

  • If you have had close recent contact with someone who has coronavirus, you must self-isolate if the NHS Test and Trace service advises you to do so 

  • If you are returning from travel abroad it is important to check whether you need to self-isolate 

Definitions: 

  • ‘Self-isolation if you have symptoms’ means you and all household members must remain at home. Do not go outside your home for any reason i.e. to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transport or taxis. The?guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection page?has more information on self-isolation. 

  • ‘Contact’ means a person who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus and who may or may not live with them. 

Please see this page for information about the steps to take if symptoms are shown.  
 

First Aid: 

First aid can still be given. First aiders are to put on gloves immediately.If physical contact is required to treat the injured person then the following PPE is to be worn; 16 disposable apron, disposable gloves, surgical facemask. Other items of PPE to be placed in sanitary bins). Follow Resuscitation Council Guidelines, St John Ambulance protocols and First Aider COVID-19 Pandemic guidance. First aid kit will then be disinfected where possible and left for 48 hours until next use and refilled. 

What if there is a Fire Evacuation?

Maintain social distancing 2m during evacuation. One way systems to be communicated by the sports centre. Follow the signage.  

Individual Sports Guidance

Netball: Up to 12 people (10 Players, 1 Active Staff + 1 Coach)  
 

  • Assign bibs to avoid cross contamination. Instructions to wash regularly. If a player can not attend the following week, they are to wash and return the kit to the SU at least 48 hours before the next session.   
  • Balls to be sanitised regularly 
  • Players are not to touch other players at all 
  • Players are not to touch their faces 
  • Unless in play/match, players are to maintain a 2m distance where possible. When in play, they must make a distance of less than 2m as brief as possible. 
  • Fast 5 sessions will be implemented or alternative versions of matches to ensure play an continue 
  • Players to continue following government advice 
  • Surfaces such as benches, nets and posts are to be sanitised if touched.  
  • Players are to bring their own water bottle, named if possible 
  • Players are to sanitise equipment at every given break and hands 
  • Ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other. 
  • Players will remain at 4ft when marking  
  • Removal of toss ups   
  • Players remain 4ft apart at the start of play 
  • Players to remain 4ft from a penalised player 
  • Players to wear face mask when not in play 

Netball Bubbles: 
 
BUCS Bubble: This is a group of up to 10 players who have played before and are looking for more advanced training. They would hope to compete in BUCS when circumstances allow for it.  
 
BUCS Bubble train on Mondays at 4pm – 5pm in the Main Hall of SNC. You have 10 minutes at the end to re-sanitise equipment and swap over. You must leave by 5 to avoid a cross over with the Social Bubble. 
 
Social Bubble: This is a group of up to 10 players who just want to play for fun, haven’t played for a long time or maybe ever! They just want to get involved and try it out. 
 
Social Bubble train on Mondays at 5pm-6pm in the Main Hall of SNC. You have 10 minutes at the start to register, re-sanitise equipment.  Please do not arrive any earlier than 5pm to avoid a cross over with the BUCS Bubble. 
 
You must never attend both sessions. This will remain the rules until guidance can be updated and player’s numbers can be increased. If you’re not happy with your bubble, then please email su.activities@uos.ac.uk so we can accommodate accordingly. (We’ll encourage an isolation term and then return if there’s space to other team).  

Committee: To welcome new starters/ guide the sessions, we’d like you to separate your committee into 2 and have half attend either social/competitive. Once separated into those bubbles, please stick to these bubbles and do not attend a different training session. 

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Badminton: Up to 10 people (8 Players, 1 Active Staff + 1 Coach)  
 

  • Assign rackets to avoid cross contamination. Instructions to sanitise regularly. If a player can not attend the following week, they are to sanitise and return the racket to the SU at least 48 hours before the next session.  
  • Shuttlecocks to be sanitised regularly, if possible. Students will be responsible for shuttlecocks on ‘their’ side and only shared between the players on each court if possible. Separate boxes of shuttlecocks will be provided for each session.  
  • Players are not to touch other players at all 
  • Players are not to touch their faces 
  • Unless in play, players are to maintain a 2m distance where possible. When in play, they must make a distance of less than 2m as brief as possible. 
  • Players will be asked to stay on their court where possible (4 courts, 8 spaces for players to play) 
  • Players to continue following government advice 
  • Surfaces such as benches, nets and posts are to be sanitised if touched.  
  • Players are to bring their own water bottle, named if possible 
  • Players are to sanitise equipment at every given break and hands 
  • Ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other. 

Badminton Bubbles: 
 
BUCS Bubble: This is a group of up to 8 players who have played before and are looking for more advanced training. They would hope to compete in BUCS when circumstances allow for it.  
 
BUCS Bubble train on Thursdays at 4pm – 5pm in the Main Hall of SNC. You have 10 minutes at the end to re-sanitise equipment and swap over. You must leave by 5 to avoid a cross over with the Social Bubble. 
 
Social Bubble: This is a group of up to 8 players who just want to play for fun, haven’t played for a long time or maybe ever! They just want to get involved and try it out. 
 
Social Bubble train on Thursdays at 5pm-6pm in the Main Hall of SNC. You have 10 minutes at the start to register, re-sanitise equipment.  Please do not arrive any earlier than 5pm to avoid a cross over with the BUCS Bubble. 
 
You must never attend both sessions. This will remain the rules until guidance can be updated and player’s numbers can be increased. If you’re not happy with your bubble, then please email su.activities@uos.ac.uk so we can accommodate accordingly. (We’ll encourage an isolation term and then return if there’s space to other team).  
 
Committee: As the Badminton committee are still to be filled entirely, you may attend both sessions until you introduce committee, but you must stay on your own court and not swap over. Once new committee join, you must separate your committee into 2 and have half attend either social/competitive to welcome players and guide the session. Once separated into those bubbles, please stick to these bubbles and do not attend a different training session.  

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Futsal: Up to 12 people (10 Players, 1 Active Staff + 1 Coach)  
 

  • Assign bibs to avoid cross contamination. Instructions to wash regularly. If a player can not attend the following week, they are to wash and return the kit to the SU at least 48 hours before the next session.   
  • Balls to be sanitised regularly 
  • Players are not to touch other players at all 
  • Players are not to touch their faces 
  • Unless in play, players are to maintain a 2m distance where possible. When in play, they must make a distance of less than 2m as brief as possible. 
  • Surfaces such as benches, nets and posts are to be sanitised if touched. Will ask SNC about their touching equipment rule but for now, coaches will be allowed to touch equipment only.  
  • Players are to bring their own water bottle, named if possible 
  • Players to continue following government advice 
  • Players are to sanitise equipment at every given break and hands 
  • Ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other.  

Futsal Bubbles: 
 
BUCS Bubble: This is a group of up to 10 players who have played before and are looking for more advanced training. They would hope to compete in BUCS when circumstances allow for it.  

Social Bubble train on Thursdays at 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Main Hall of SNC. You have 10 minutes at the end to re-sanitise equipment and swap over. You must leave by 5 to avoid a cross over with the Social Bubble. 
 
Social Bubble: This is a group of up to 10 players who just want to play for fun, haven’t played for a long time or maybe ever! They just want to get involved and try it out. 
 
Social Bubble train on Thursdays at 7pm-8pm in the Main Hall of SNC. You have 10 minutes at the start to register, re-sanitise equipment.  Please do not arrive any earlier than 5pm to avoid a cross over with the BUCS Bubble. 
 
You must never attend both sessions. This will remain the rules until guidance can be updated and player’s numbers can be increased. If you’re not happy with your bubble, then please email su.activities@uos.ac.uk so we can accommodate accordingly. (We’ll encourage an isolation term and then return if there’s space to other team).  
 
Committee: To welcome new starters/ guide the sessions, we’d like you to separate your committee into 2 and have half attend either social/competitive. Once separated into those bubbles, please stick to these bubbles and do not attend a different training session.  

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Football: Up to 12 people (10 Players, 1 Active Staff + 1 Coach)  
 

  • Assign bibs to avoid cross contamination. Instructions to wash regularly. If a player can not attend the following week, they are to wash and return the kit to the SU at least 48 hours before the next session.   
  • Balls to be sanitised regularly. Introduce a no throw rule. 
  • Players are not to touch other players at all 
  • Players are not to touch their faces 
  • Unless in play, players are to maintain a 2m distance where possible. When in play, they must make a distance of less than 2m as brief as possible. 
  • Players are to bring their own water bottle, named if possible 
  • Players to continue following government advice 
  • Players are to sanitise equipment at every given break and hands 
  • Ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other.  

Football Bubbles: 
 
BUCS Bubble Womens/ Mens: This is a group of up to 10 players who have played before and are looking for more advanced training. They would hope to compete in BUCS when circumstances allow for it.  
 
BUCS Bubble train: 
 
Women on Fridays 5pm-6pm at Goals, Pitch 6. 
You have 10 minutes at the end to re-sanitise equipment and swap over. You must leave by 5 to avoid a cross over with the Social Bubble. 
 
Men on Fridays 6pm-7pm at Goals, Pitch 6. You have 10 minutes at the end to re-sanitise equipment and swap over. You must leave by 5 to avoid a cross over with the Social Bubble. 
 
Social Bubble: This is a group of up to 10 players who just want to play for fun, haven’t played for a long time or maybe ever! They just want to get involved and try it out. 
 
Social Bubble train on Mondays 5pm-6pm at Goals, Pitch 11.  
 
You must never attend both sessions (social and competitive). This will remain the rules until guidance can be updated and player’s numbers can be increased. If you’re not happy with your bubble, then please email su.activities@uos.ac.uk so we can accommodate accordingly. (We’ll encourage an isolation term and then return if there’s space to other team).  
 
Committee: As you are outside and the sessions are split, you may attend social and competitive sessions.  

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Basketball: Up to 12 people (10 Players, 1 Active Staff + 1 Coach)  
 

  • Assign bibs to avoid cross contamination. Instructions to wash regularly. If a player can not attend the following week, they are to wash and return the kit to the SU at least 48 hours before the next session.   
  • Balls to be sanitised regularly 
  • Players are not to touch other players at all 
  • Players are not to touch their faces 
  • Unless in play/match, players are to maintain a 2m distance where possible. When in play, they must make a distance of less than 2m as brief as possible. 
  • Fast 5 sessions will be implemented or alternative versions of matches to ensure play an continue 
  • Players to continue following government advice 
  • Surfaces such as benches, nets and posts are to be sanitised if touched.  
  • Players are to bring their own water bottle, named if possible 
  • Players are to sanitise equipment at every given break and hands 
  • Ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other. 

No committee and only one session so only registration is required.  

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Exercise Class, Pilates and Zumba : Up to 5 participants,  and 1 instructor 
 

Due to government guidance, these activities are not considered a ‘team sport’ and therefore we are not allowed to host this activity with more than 6 people in the room, including the instructor. 
 
We will be offering these sessions to the first five students who sign up. If there is a high demand, we will offer Week 1 classes and Week 2 classes, giving people who didn't attend the previous week priority.

We hope to film these sessions to offer them to more students, but this will be delayed whilst we trial and adapt to find the best way to do this. 
 
Mats will be heavily sanitised before the session and left for 48 hours prior. Where appropriate, we will try to distribute mats to regular attendees and encourage students to bring their own if they feel more comfortable. 
 
We will use tape to create ‘work out boxes’. Individuals are not to exit their box to ensure the appropriate distancing can be put in place. This will apply to all sports hosted in Room 2.  
 
Individuals will be asked to bring their own water bottle, named if possible.  
 

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Swimming 


 Fore Street/Crown Pools are not currently accepting our vouchers and plans to host student swim sessions are on pause. We will not be advertising for swimming until our vouchers become active again. 


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Outdoor Activity  


 (Running club/ biking and walking club). These are under review.  

 

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Give it A Go 
 


(Random sports). These are not going to continue at least before the 30th October.  
 
 

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This page will be reviewed on the 30th October, 6pm or earlier if government guidance changes.