The World Squash Federation have published their recommendations for restarting squash.
Their ideas for the first steps are:-
Potential roadmap for restarting squash
Phase one (a) – limited opening
- Limit time at the club. Arrive no more than 15 minutes early and leave immediately after playing.
- No competitive squash competitions permitted. No spectators for any squash.
- One player per court unless from same household, in which case two to be permitted.
- The use of changing facilities and showers at the club to be closed.
- Handwashing stations and toilets to be opened and cleaned regularly. Minimum daily.
- 15-minute ‘change-over’ buffer to be built into court booking, e.g. 30 minutes of play allowed in 45-minute court booking (or extend booking time to 60 mins)
- Where possible utilise a one-way system with separate entry and exit points to limit social contact time.
- Members only to make tracking and tracing simpler.
- Where possible, doors left open to facilitate ventilation. Be careful, security is also important!
- All staff should have masks and latex or latex-free rubber gloves. Limit contact time. Work from home unless attendance is required.
- All clubs should consider the first aid available to players. Encourage members to take small supplies to treat minor injuries and take a phone in case of emergency.
Phase one (b) – limited opening coaching
As above, but 1 to 1 coaching allowed if the 2m distance maintained or coach remains off-court. Consider whether the coach on-court can adhere to government guidelines.
There is much more detailed information available here: www.worldsquash.org/covid-19-recommendations