NOP- Netball [Updated – 02.10.21]

The following NOP is based on strict guidance from the Government and England Netball. Ensuring that all activities are planned and delivered in the safest possible way during the COVID-19 pandemic. This overview should be read and followed in conjunction with the generic DSDR Covid-19 guidance, generic SU Covid-19 guidance and the updated activity specific risk assessment. 

Club and subset activity:

Netball and BUCS training 

Lead Contact:

Molly Robb mr2023@bath.ac.uk 07471805337

Secondary Contact:

 Jemma Phillips jp2465@bath.ac.uk

Facility being used:

STV court, Founders Hall and Outdoor Track 

Session days and times

Mondays: STV 8:00-9:00, 17:30-22:00

Tuesdays: STV 7:00-9:00, 13:00-14:30 Athletics Track 7:00-9:00

Wednesdays: STV 7:00-9:00, 16:30-18:00

Thursdays: STV 8:00-9:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:30-16:30

Fridays: STV 7:45-9:00, 14:00-16:00, 20:00-22:00

Saturdays: Founders Hall 17:00-19:00

Sundays: STV 15:00-19:00

 

NGB Phase of return to play these guidelines follow

 Phase 6 – Normal netball training and competition

 

Note

Should your NGB permit a change in return to play phase or you as a club wish to alter the way you deliver within the current phase, a new NOP must be submitted and approved prior to your group providing activity against the new regulations.

 

 

Link- Videos for all groups to watch and additional information

 

https://www.teambath.com/about/reopening/

 

Page contains videos for all customers, users of the gym and users of the pool

 

RISK ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

 

 

Risk Matrix and Rating Guidance:

The assessor shall assign values for the hazard severity (a) and likelihood of occurrence (b) (taking into account the frequency and duration of exposure) on a scale of 1 to 5, then multiply them together to give the rating band:

 

 

Hazard Severity (a)

Likelihood of Occurrence (b)

 
 
1 – Trivial       (e.g. discomfort, slight bruising, self-help recovery)

2 – Minor       (e.g. small cut, abrasion, basic first aid need)

3 – Moderate (e.g. strain, sprain, incapacitation > 3 days)

4 – Serious      (e.g. fracture, hospitalisation >24 hrs, incapacitation >4 weeks)

5 – Fatal         (single or multiple)

1 – Remote        (almost never)

2 – Unlikely      (occurs rarely)

3 – Possible       (could occur, but uncommon)

4 – Likely          (recurrent but not frequent)

5 – Very likely (occurs frequently)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Assessment Matrix

 

Risk Rating Bands  (A x B)

(B)?       (A)?

Trivial

Minor

Moderate

Serious

Fatal

 

LOW RISK

(1 – 8)

MEDIUM RISK

(9  - 12)

HIGH RISK

(15 - 25)

Remote

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

Unlikely

2

4

6

8

10

 

Continue, 

but review periodically to ensure controls remain effective

Continue, 

but implement additional reasonably practicable controls where possible and monitor regularly

STOP THE ACTIVITY

 

Identify new controls. Activity must not proceed until risks are reduced to a low or medium level

Possible

3

6

9

12

15

 

Likely

4

8

12

16

20

 

Very likely

5

10

15

20

25

 

 

 

Risk Assessment Record

 

Risk Assessment Title: COVID-19 procedures for netball club

 

Date Produced: 30 July 2020

 

Review Date:  02 October 2021

 

Overview/Description of Activity: 

University of Bath Netball Club activity

Duration/Frequency of Activity: Daily 

Location of Activity: Sports Training Village, Founders Hall and Outdoor track

Generic or Specific Assessment: Specific

 

In the absence of other advice, students of the University should follow Government guidance

which is based upon expert input from Public Health England and the Department of Health

As a club, we will follow the University and DSDR Covid guidance and adhere to any facility capacity restrictions for the facilities we use

 

 

COVID19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called Coronavirus. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, severe or fatal. For the purposes of our overarching assessment we have assessed that the foreseeable severity as being “serious”

 

 

Index
 

Section 1: General COVID 19 Guidelines

Section 2: Socials

Section 3: Travel

Section 4: First aid procedures

Section 5: Injury prevention

Section 6: Facilities
Section 7: Equipment

Section 8: Guidance for before, during and after activity

Section 9: Financial Risk

 

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Hazard(s) identified

Who might be affected
and how

Existing controls & measures

Severity (a)

Likelihood (b)

Risk Rating 
(a x b)

Additional control/action required

 

SECTION 1: General COVID 19 guidelines

 

2.

Person to person transmission of COVID-19 (on campus) COVID19 Symptoms

All staff, committee members and players

 

 

  • People who have COVID-19 symptoms/are sharing a household with someone with COVID-19 symptoms are required to isolate in accordance with government guidance.
  •  

2

3

Low

 

 

3.

Cleanliness

All staff, committee members and players

 

  • Sanitiser will be available in every session
  • Keep surfaces clear to make it easier to clean and reduce the likelihood of contaminating objects.
  • Participants to bring their own face masks, to be used in accordance with university policy on mask wearing

 

 

2

3

Low

  •  

 

4

Course of action if local/ national lockdown re-introduced 

All staff, committee members and players

 

4

2

Low

  • All in person/group training will be stopped immediately. 
  • No forms of group netball gatherings will be prohibited. 
  • All netball interactions will become online only (Zoom, Microsoft Teams etc.) 
  • Training will be performed virtually with all   players completing training by themselves or others from their households. No meeting in public spaces with others (parks etc.) 
  • Information will be circulated reminding players of COVID symptoms and what resources to utilise to prevent the spread

 

 

 

SECTION 2: Socials

 

5

 

Authorisation from the SU 

Chair, social secs 

  • All Socials are still required to go through the Event Plannerfor approval from an SU staff member
  • Any incidents/concerns regarding COVID-19 policies not being followed should be reported immediately to the SU, who will take action as appropriate

2

2

Low

 

 

6

Social gatherings in public spaces

All staff, committee members and players

  •  Follow government guidelines for up to date information and regularly check to ensure your group is compliant. 
  • Ensure all venues are booked ahead so you are aware of their specific guidelines 

 

2

2

Low

 

 

7

Zoom calls and Microsoft Teams

All players and committee members 

  • All players and committee members to communicate online
  • Netball bubbles to do remote activities in groups over zoom 

3

3

Low

  • If bubbles required to meet in person, make sure group are adhering to current government guidelines on social distancing and group numbers 

 

SECTION 3: Travel

 

8

Public Transport

All staff, committee members and players

 

 

  • Masks must be worn at all time. Always follow up-dated government guidelines
  • Ensure social distancing is adhered to in all vehicles.

 

3

3

Low

 

 

SECTION 4: First aid procedures

 

9

First aid 

All staff, committee members and players

 

3

3

Low

  • To prevent external staff treating first aid issues, the netball club’s welfare and inclusivity officer holds a certificate for advanced first aid and can attend to first aid matters whilst in attendance at sessions. Serious injuries will require trained external staff. 

 

 

      SECTION 5: Injury prevention

 

10

Strains/ sprains

Players 

  • Players to wear supportive footwear and ankle braces if required.
  • First aid required if necessary

3

2

Low

 

 

11

Pulled Muscles

Players

  • Players must take part in a warm up prior to any form of play initiated by either coach or captain of the team/s playing. Following play all must take part in a cool down.

3

 

2

 

Low

 

  •  

 

12

Slippery floors

Players

  • Appropriate footwear to be worn – indoor court shoes only, and if the court is deemed to be too slippery to play safely the captain or coach of team/s on court should ask at reception for the court to be swept

3

3

Low

  •  Prior to play captains and coaches to decide the condition of court and to take appropriate measures.

 

13

Head Injuries

Players

  • If head injuries occur, they will be reported immediately and the correct procedures shall be followed

4

1

Low

 

 

14

Dehydration

Players

  • Coaches/ Captains will ensure all players have water bottles prior to play and that they keep hydrated at all times

1

4

Low

  • No water bottles may be shared. Each player should have own water bottle, clearly marked with their name.
  •  

 

15

Dangerous play

Players

  • Players will play to the rules and not act in a dangerous manner that could result in another player getting hurt. Prior to play the umpires will check nail length of all players.

2

3

Low

  •  

 

16

Jewellery

Players

  • Players will remove jewellery to avoid injuries related to them, if unable to be removed the jewellery will be taped – although this is to the discretion of the umpire.

1

3

Low

 

 

17

Court Suitability

Players

  • Prior to home and away games captains and coaches will evaluate the condition of the court and ensure it is safe to play. 

3

2

Low

  • Particular attention is to be paid should any away games be played on outdoor courts.
  •  

 

18

U18 Players

Players

  • If a player is below 18 years of age they are to notify their captain and coach to ensure all guidelines are followed.

1

4

Low

 

 

19

Road Accidents

All staff, committee members and players

  • It is insisted that the mode of transport used has seatbelts and if possible a fire extinguisher. Club members should not distract the driver. The driver must not have consumed alcohol prior to driving. Drivers should not exceed the seating limit. For journeys more than 2 hours in duration, the Club should use more than one driver.

5

1

Low

  • Masks should be worn while on transport

 

20

Excessive Alcohol

All staff, committee members and players

  • Members will act responsibly and not force others to drink - acting in a good manner that reflects the values of the university. 

2

3

Low

 

 

       SECTION 6: Facilities

21

Facility usage 

All staff, committee members and players

  • Netball club has access to the STV, the Founders Hall and the outdoor track. 
  •  

 

2

2

Low

  •  

 

22

Changing rooms in STV

All staff, committee members and players

  • The changing rooms are now back in use

2

3

Low

 

 

23

Access to STV and training areas

All staff, committee members and players

  •  

2

2

Low

  • See STV risk assessment for more information on visiting 

 

SECTION 7: Equipment

 

24

Sharing Equipment

All staff, committee members and players

  • The sharing of equipment is now allowed, we will continue to regularly clean and disinfect equipment

 

2

2

Low

 

 

26

Manual Handling

All staff, committee members and players

  • Load to be broken up into smaller loads suitable for an individual to carry if possible (eg where it is a box full of items)
  • Lifting aids (eg trolley) to be used where possible to allow load to be moved by 1 person
  • staff to discuss further

 

3

3

Low

 

 

SECTION 8: Guidance before, during and after activity 

 

29

Before activity

All staff, committee members and players

  • Any person attending any netball activity should check with anyone they live with and themselves for COVID-19 symptoms before attending
  • All participants should engage in regular testing

3

3

Low

 

 

SECTION 9: Financial Risk

 

33

Event/Activity costs

SU, chair and treasurer 

  • Each activity to go through the SU’s Event Planner process
  • Treasurer and SU Staff to check contracts and agree to the terms and conditions
  • Treasurer to obtain authorisation from the SU before invoice payments are made
  • To be aware of the financial implications if the event is cancelled due to COVID 19 regulations

 

2

2

Low

 

 

 

 

Assessor signature: 

Molly Robb

 

 

Print name:

MOLLY ROBB

 

 

Date:

04/10/2021

 

 

 

 

Risk Assessment Action Plan

 

Hazard No. 

Action to be taken

By whom

Target date

Review date

Outcome at review date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsible manager’s signature:

 

Print name:

 

Date:

 

Responsible manager’s signature:

 

Print name:

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Assessment Sign-On Sheet

 

Sign on Sheet to acknowledge understanding of Risk Assessment:

Names and Signatures of other workers/researchers/PG/UG students

All others undertaking the process described must signify that they understand the hazards and risks.

Print name:

Signature:

Date: