Potential roadmap for restarting squash

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

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