COVID19 risk assessment

This is Carshalton Athletic’s Facility Risk Assessment for minimising the risk of the spread of COVID19.

Updated on 30.10.2020.

The following persons are responsible to promote and monitor the policies and procedures in this risk assessment

  • General Manager (David Geddes)

  • Health and Safety Officer (Clare Dipre)

  • Bar Manager (Jo White)

  • Office Manager (Carrie Boyce)

  • Carshalton Athletic Team managers (Various)

  • Senior Bar Staff on Duty


If any person has

  1.    Displayed symptoms in the last 14 days

  2.    Lives in a household with someone who has displayed symptoms in the last 14 days

  3.    Has been in contact with someone who has displayed symptoms in the last 14 days

Then they must not come to the ground under any circumstances.


  • Matchday tickets must be purchased in advance from our web site

  • No tickets will be available at the turnstiles



  • Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place in Toilets (Clubhouse, Robins Nest and Pitchside), in Kitchen, in Gully area, in Changing Rooms and behind Bars (The Clubhouse, The Roost and Robins Nest)

  • Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities not readily available – on entry and exit from pitch

  • Provide clear signage directing people to hand washing facilities

  • We ensure all handwash areas are stocked with sufficient soap and paper towels at start of day.

  • We ensure all handwash areas are stocked during functions and pitch usage.

  • Employees are reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with water and soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels. Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow Catch it, Bin it, Kill it and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace.

  • We encourage staff to report any problems and carry out skin checks as part of a skin surveillance programme To help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) we remind employees and volunteers of the public health advice


        We display posters, leaflets and other materials to publicise best practices



  • Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as door handles, light switches, grab rails, etc using appropriate cleaning products and methods.

  • Frequent cleaning of footballs and equipment between use

  • Provide sufficient waste facilities

  • Rigorous checks will be carried out by to ensure that the necessary procedures are being followed.



  • We are reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap recommended by the Public Health Agency

  • We are taking steps to review work schedules including start & finish times/shift patterns, working from home etc. to reduce number of workers on site at any one time.

  • We are redesigning processes to ensure social distancing in place.

  • We have provided signage so people can find facilities and destinations quickly

  • We regulate access to some facilities to essential people only

  • We regulate access to Clubhouse to avoid overcrowding

  • We sign one way foot traffic flows where possible

  • We Identify and communicate pitch entry / exit and social distancing during coaching sessions / pitch use

  • Staff will be reminded regularly of the importance of social distancing both in the workplace and outside of it.

  • Juniors coaches to be reminded each week about the importance of social distancing at coaching sessions

  • We will monitor effectiveness, especially at peak times

  • We Train staff to promote compliance to facility users


  • Where permitted by current regulation, food and drink will only be served for consumption in outdoor areas within the grounds. No food or drink can be consumed in any indoor areas, or outside the grounds.

  • Please observe 2m spacing markers for all queues to serving hatches.
  • Staff serving food and drink will wear gloved where appropriate.
  • Whilst in and food/drink queue you must wear a face covering.
  • Food and drink should be paid for by card.


  • Where Risk Assessment identifies wearing of gloves as a requirement of the job, an adequate supply of these will be provided. Staff will be instructed on how to remove gloves carefully to reduce contamination and how to dispose of them safely.

  • Staff to be reminded that wearing of gloves is not a substitute for good hand washing.



Use of changing rooms will be minimised and only used when essential.

If changing rooms are used then the team manager will be responsible to limit the number of players in the changing room/shower area to a maximum of eight at any one time

Organisations who hire the ground will be informed of this requirement


If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature whilst at the ground the ground, then they must leave immediately and should follow the government’s stay at home guidance.



All visitors to the ground will register on the NHS track and trace register upon arrival. QR code posters are situated at the stadium entrance.



If any person identifies a risk that is not being minimised, or a policy/procedure that is not being followed then they should report it to

If any person has suggestions as to how this policy can be improved then please email