The return of (restricted) training at YOSC
As most of our members should now be aware, the Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC) is now open for restricted training.
It has been fantastic to see many athletes back at training and working again with their coaches. We have had sprints, endurance, throws and finally, jumps all back in action!
Coaching groups are obviously much smaller, and we would like to say a big thank you to our coaches who are putting in longer hours in order to accommodate the athletes that are keen to get back on the track.
We are strictly adhering to all the England Athletics and PHE guidance, and updating our policies/procedures as they do.
Personal safety is, of course, the top priority. Both YOSC and Yate AC have a duty of care to all of our users/members, young and old, to try and prevent the spread of COVID19.
To this end, it is vitally important everybody who wishes to use the facility adheres to our guidelines.
Here’s a brief reminder:
- Liaise with your Coach to organise when they are available to see you.
- All sessions need to be pre-booked via Jeremy Dale (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). You will then be provided a combination to the padlock to enter YOSC.
- All sessions need to be pre-paid. (Bank details: 09-01-51 / 68948303). Cost is £3 and payments should be referenced with your surname and the date (ddmm) e.g. BLOGGS3107
- Wherever possible, please warm up in the nearby fields, before entering the facility, to prevent overcrowding on the track.
- It is a condition of entry that everybody entering YOSC comes prepared with hand sanitiser and cleaning fluid/wipes.
- The main gate combination padlock and gate handle has to be sanitised every time it is left in the locked position.
- When inside the track area, you should lock yourself in, to prevent unauthorised use from other people.
- There should be a maximum of 6 people (that includes parents & coaches) in a group.
- We will be maintaining a 2m social distancing rule in all zones, at all times.
- Limit the things you touch wherever possible. Sanitise any areas you do touch afterwards. So, for example, should you move any hurdles, or change the settings of the throws cages you should sanitise everything you have touched afterwards.
- Use your own equipment wherever possible.
- Stay within your designated zones.
Take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest editions of our risk assessment and poster we have prepared.
For full details go to: https://yateac.co.uk/covid-19/
We can’t emphasise enough how important these small measures are, as we do have members who fall within the ‘vulnerable’ bracket. Without wanting to over-dramatise things, it could actually be the difference between life and death.
Please stay safe, stay alert, control the virus and help save lives.