COVID-19 SAFETY POLICIES & PROCEDURES
ALL COACHES & PLAYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING
FOR THE SAKE OF THIS DOCUMENT:
- All First Tee representatives on-site and involved in programming are referred to as “coaches”, whether they are full-time staff, part-time staff, adult volunteers, interns, or junior coaches.
- All players engaged in the learning environment are referred to as “PLAYers”.
- All procedures are based on the most recent guidelines provided by local government, and in this case for Missouri. Guidance is subject to change over time and based on the applicable jurisdiction(s).
VIRUS PREVENTION PROCEDURES
- Wash and/or sanitize hands thoroughly (for a minimum of 20 seconds) and frequently (at least once before and after every class).
- Hand sanitizer available for use
- Disinfect equipment and learning areas
- Families to help “Playing it Safe” please
- Have your child wear a face mask.
- Encourage your child to avoid touching their face.
- Ask them to wash their hands frequently
- Remember our new “Safety Rules”
HEALTH SCREENING FOR COACHES & PARTICIPANTS
Before arriving to class, please check the following for yourself, as the adult and your participant. We, as a staff, will do the same. If any of the following applies to you or your participant, please STAY AT HOME!
- Medication was used to lower temperature
- Parent or participant has been exposed to anyone with coronavirus
- Parent or participant is awaiting test results in the last 14 days
- Check temperature (over 100 is considered a fever).
- Check for any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of these symptoms, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
EQUIPMENT USE DURING CLASS
- Avoid sharing of equipment or materials. Any sharing necessitates sanitization between users.
- Keep track of all equipment and materials used on a daily basis so it can be sanitized.
- Rotate equipment shared or used during programming, so there is adequate time to be cleaned and sanitized between uses.
STAFFING & TRAINING
- Coaches indicate full understanding of importance and details of virus prevention procedures
- Coaches should be in good personal health before the season begins.
- One person is assigned to “deep cleaning” each session.
- Every person counts toward group size, including coaches & players. Groups shall be 12 or fewer individuals, including coaches & players.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
- PLAYers will be required to wear face masks.
- PLAYers should arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to their session start time.
- Manual check-in will no longer take place in the classroom inside the clubhouse every week, like we have done in the past. PLAYers will meet behind the clubhouse on the patio.
- Coaches will give hand sanitizer to each PLAYer upon arrival.
- Coaches will conduct verbal attendance.
- Participants should arrive by class start time and follow instructions from their coaches.
- Siblings and family members must not encroach during class.
- Make-up classes are not allowed until further notice.
- PLAYers will be asked to place their bag in the designated club area, at least 6’ from another bag.
- PLAYers will be assigned to a group of no more than 4 participants to 1 coach, with a maximum of 10 people in a group setting, including coaches and players.
- PLAYers should be taught at home (and during class) to not share equipment.
- Parents must remain outside the learning environment, unless they are designated coaches. Parents waiting for their participant(s) must space out and are encouraged to use social distancing.
- Physical contact is avoided at all times (i.e. handshakes, high fives, etc.), thumbs up or a wave are encouraged. Physical contact will be allowed if emergency care is necessary.
- PLAYers must wear a face mask.
- PLAYers will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and after class.
- PLAYers will be assigned to a group at the beginning of class and must stay in that group during the entire class. We will have no large gatherings.
- No water coolers will be used, participants must bring their own beverage or may purchase a beverage from the golf shop.
- When in line for an activity or waiting their turn, PLAYers will be assigned a designated area to stand or sit, 6 feet apart from one another.
- PLAYers will be assigned a certain color golf balls to use during class.
- Adequate space is available and reserved for program use. If space is not reserved or reliable, groups will not be able to participate in class.
- Any classes cancelled due to weather, we will use google classroom to continue our weekly lesson.
When should someone stay home?
- If someone in your household has had any cold/flu symptoms in the past 72 hours.
- People who are at a higher risk, including those: age 60+, with weakened immune systems, who are pregnant, and those with underlying health conditions including cancer, heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.
What if a coach does not comply with the guidelines?
- Revisit the expectations and guidelines, and if the coach still does not comply, call the Program Director to report the incident.
What if a participant does not comply with the guidelines?
- Revisit the expectations and guidelines, and if the participants still does not comply, make immediate contact with a parent or guardian by phone. Report the incident to the Program Director.
How do we provide first aid or medical care while maintaining proper distancing?
- In the event that medical care is required, that is first priority. While the coach should not hesitate to follow First Aid & CPR procedures, including Check, Call & Care, proper PPE must be used.
What if there’s an emergency, and evacuation procedures require us to gather in a smaller space or larger group?
- In the event of emergency, such as severe weather, where evacuation is necessary, the immediate physical safety of individuals and the group is first priority. Coaches should ensure that is taken care of, and then try to ensure COVID-19 prevention procedures are followed.
Christina Stanberry, First Tee Greater Kansas City Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy and procedure modifications can be made based on new information and best practices from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas City Health Department.