WALLINGFORD SPORTS PARK (AND COMMUNITY CENTRE)
AS A COVID SECURE ENVIRONMENT
As many people know, the Sports Park, as well as being the home of 8 separate sports clubs has nowadays become an important community centre for the area. As such, we are actively working through how we can ensure that we are a COVID secure area for as many of those activities as possible, by producing risk assessments and operating protocols that conform with Government, National Governing Body and relevant professional guidelines.
All our outdoor sports are actively operational with the expectation that Football, Hockey, Tennis and Petanque are or will soon be able to compete, as normal, with other clubs. Archery normally move indoors elsewhere at the end of September but are still seeking a suitable venue and, meanwhile, the Rugby Club is doing everything it safely can which, at the moment, consists of some contact training but not competitive matches. Tennis coaching for juniors has been going safely for some time and both Wildcats Hockey and Rugby Minis and Juniors have started up.
Of our indoor sports, the Squash club has been open for some time for intra club sessions and coaching but competitive matches are still not allowed with other clubs. We are currently working through how Skittles and Darts might resume safely in the main Pavilion with a view to commencing later in the year.
Our resident Chiropodist (Diane Sprague) and Physiotherapist (Jane Younger of Ocean Sports Therapy) have been open for business since the beginning of July, within the guidelines set down by their respective professional bodies.
We have developed COVID secure protocols for the use of the All Weather Pitch, for the various groups of footballers, and indoor daytime use of the main Pavilion, for other community groups, all of whom are operating within agreed Risk assessments and are being welcomed back
The Sports Trust paramount consideration is keeping everyone safe. To support this, a COVID-19 Secure environment has been established and protocols have been written to give guidance to all the Sports Park users so they can also help with maintaining a safe place for us all to enjoy. See protocols below.