2020 Perlini Tournament COVID Plan
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Safety is our Highest Priority
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been diligent about creating a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, while still being able to run our tournament effectively, adhering to CDC and EPYSA guidelines and regulations.
We are closely motioning EPYSA's Return to Play guidelines, and observing all EPYSA tournaments prior to ours, as we build out our 2020 Perlini Tournament strategy and COVID Plan.
This plan is dynamic and a work in progress. It will be adjusted and updated regularly to reflect new information and guidance from federal and state governments, as well as health organizations, and soccer governing bodies.
Return to Play Priorities
- Assessing and Reducing Participant Risk
- Promoting Behaviors that Increase Safety
- Maintaining Healthy Soccer Environments
- Maintaining Healthy Soccer Operations
- Educating our audiences and staff and Creating a Response Plan
What to Expect
- Spectators are limited to two (2) per player on teams U12 and under, and one (1) per player for teams U13 and up.
- It is strongly recommended that anyone over the age of 65 and/or with pre-existing conditions do not attend.
- We will provide hand sanitizer at locations, including but not limited to: bathrooms, snack stands, information desks, ref tents, first aid tents.
- There will be no hand-shake lineup after each game.
- We will disinfect training equipment and limit who can touch or move equipment.
- Game balls will be sanitized before/after every game.
- No public seating areas will be provided, minimizing areas of congregation.
- Signs and ground markings will be used to ensure proper social distance protocols are utilized and observed by all attendees and staff.
- Perlini staff members will be temporal screened prior to entry. All staff will wear gloves and have sanitation instruction.
- Coaches and participants are to maintain social distancing during half-time, water breaks, and at all times when off the field of play.
- Participants and their equipment will be spaced along the field at 6 foot intervals to help maintain appropriate social distancing when not actively engaged in soccer activity.
- Participants may remove face coverings during active warm up and during the game.
- Coaches and spectators are expected to wear face coverings at all times.
- Spectators and teams are expected to adhere to social distance guidelines at all times throughout the day.
- No pets, No grills, NO ALCOHOL, No group gatherings.
- If a ball goes off touchline or end line, players or a coach are to retrieve the ball, spectators are not to assist with equipment.
- Teams and supporters must immediately leave the field after your match.
- Whenever possible, teams should make plans to exit the facility between games.
- There will be limited food available for purchase at each site.
- We are not cooking food at any site. We will have pre-packaged food items available for purchase. Food tents will have entrances protected by hanging sheets of lexan. Sanitizier will be provided at multiple spots, and all food staff will wear gloves and face covering.
Response Plan for Identification of COVID Exposure
Parents of participant will notify the Warminster Soccer Club Board of Directors if the participant or someone in the participant’s home is presumptive positive or tests positive for COVID.
Warminster Soccer Club will follow CDC guidelines and HIPAA regulations on confidentiality.
COVID Point of Contact
For all WSC Perlini COVID related policy questions and concerns, the Warminster Soccer Club Board of Directors will serve as the point of contact.
EPYSA Important Links
EPYSA’s Return to Play Protocols
EPYSA’s Tournament Protocols
EPYSA’s Stages of Restart within the Green Phase
EPYSA’s Communicable Disease Agreement
Warminster Soccer Club COVID Plan & Updates
WSC Safety Expectations & Requirements
WSC Stage 3 & COVID-19 Safety Updates
The health, safety, and welfare of all event participants is the top priority of EPYSA Soccer program and Warminster Soccer Club. This plan is dynamic and a work in progress. It will be adjusted and updated regularly to reflect new information and guidance from federal and state governments, as well as health organizations, and soccer governing bodies. All communicable disease mitigation recommendations and best practices outlined within are intended to deliver the safest game-day environment possible. However, following these guidelines does not eliminate 100% of the risk and potential for exposure. Please check your State and State Soccer Association's guidelines before traveling to soccer tournaments.
By registering, attending, and entering event facilities, all participants, including, but not limited to, coaches, players, parents, spectators, event staff, vendors, partners, medical and training staff, facility staff, public safety, and administrators agree to follow all national, state, local, and EPYSA Soccer event guidelines, and assume all responsibility of risk in attending EPYSA Soccer and Warminster Soccer Club events. By entering the facilities where EPYSA Soccer and Warminster Soccer Club events are held, participants agree to not indemnify EPYSA Soccer, Warminster Soccer Club, Perlini Soccer, any officially sanctioned event vendors, or any event staff, nor hold them responsible for any sickness or health conditions that may result from attending this event.