Brighton Beachcombers Softball Club Return to Play Survey - 2020
Please complete this survey even if you're not planning to participate this season.
Email address *
Full name *
Please read the following important information before proceeding with the survey.
HIGH RISK GROUPS:

Medically High Risk groups as defined by the NHS (see link below) are discouraged from putting themselves at risk in line with Government guidelines. (see link below). BaseballSoftballUK recommends they do not participate in softball activity.

NHS High Risk groups:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/


Government guidelines:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19


"OPT IN" FORM:

All participants who wish to participate this season MUST sign the following "Opt in" form for NHS Track & Trace and return it to Steve Lyons before particpating in any club activity:

http://www.beachcomberssoftball.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Beachcombers-Participant-Opt-In-Form.pdf

You will not be permitted to participate this season without signing and returning the "Opt in" form.
Please note the following protocols which must be followed by all participants this season:
BEFORE PLAY:

- Check for symptoms of Covid-19. If you are symptomatic and/or living in a household with a possible infection, you must remain at home and follow Government guidance.

- All participants MUST complete and sign our "Opt in" form for NHS Track & Trace.

- All participants MUST register attendance at each session they attend

- Follow Government guidance on public transport or car-sharing.

- Limit the time spent congregating before activity begins. Participants should arrive changed and ready to begin.

- Adhere to social distancing EXCEPT when the ball is in play: any close proximity and face-to-face interactions must be kept to an absolute minimum and for the shortest time possible.

- Adhere to social distancing on sidelines.

- Disinfect all personal equipment before and after warming up and before the game (alcohol wipes will be available at all sessions).

- Bring your own hand sanitiser where possible, use it and wash your hands regularly (hand sanitiser will be available at all sessions).

- Players must use hand sanitiser prior to warming up with equipment or the game itself.

- Players must avoid sharing equipment and use their own helmet, glove, mitt, batting gloves, bat, etc., where possible. Sharing of equipment is discouraged and items disinfected between use if shared.

- Spectators are discouraged and must adhere to social distancing if present.


DURING PLAY:

- If a player fails to reach base while batting, they must pick up their own bat (by the handle) upon leaving the field.

- If a player gets on base while batting, the on-deck batter must remove the bat (by the barrel).

- Sharing bats is discouraged. If shared, they must be disinfected between uses.

- Balls must be disinfected after warm up and prior to each inning.

- Balls used in tag plays should be taken out of play and disinfected immediately before being returned to play.

- Catchers must be positioned a minimum of 1m behind the batter.

- If the umpire assesses that in calling balls and strikes, a 1m+ distance from the catcher can be regularly maintained, no mitigations are necessary. Otherwise, umpires may choose to call balls and strikes from behind the pitcher, without need for face coverings.

- Players should bring individual drinks containers and refrain from sharing drinks with other players.

- Chewing gum, tobacco or seeds, spitting into gloves/mitts, licking fingers, smoking or vaping not permitted.


AFTER THE EVENT:

- Socialise after the event in line with current Government guidelines on hospitality.

- Report any subsequent Covid-19 case of self of household to the NHS and your event organiser.
If you would like to participate this season, you must agree to follow the protocols listed above. *
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