SKIRMISH COVID-19 RESPONSE PROCEDURE
27th June 2020
Skirmis Paintball Ipswich Covid opening procedure
Approved by: Mike Mason
Date: 27th June 2020
Recognising that COVID-19 has the potential for human to human transmission this procedure has been developed to control the game day operations of Skirmish Paintball to minimize the potential transmission of the virus.
The procedure will be followed at all times until such time as the UK government states that the community at large is free of the virus and transmission between humans is no longer a concern.
The Site Owner is responsible for the development of the Skirmish COVID-19 policy and the implementation of this procedure and ensuring that all staff, Game Managers and Marshalls are aware of their responsibilities
The Site Owner will communicate the Skirmish COVID-19 policy to Group organisers prior to the day of their booking.
Must communicate the Skirmish COVID-19 policy are responsible for communicating the Skirmish COVID-19 policy members of their group
The Game Manager will ensure that all paintballers and Marshalls are aware of this procedure
Must read and agree to follow the Skirmish COVID-19 policy
Must follow the requirements of this procedure at all times and also follow the Skirmish COVID-19 policy
Skirmish COVID-19 policy
Skirmish paintball recognises that precautions must be implemented to prevent the potential human to human transmission of the COVID-19 virus. To ensure that you have a fun filled day, please follow the following precautions.
If you have any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been in contact with a person exhibiting the symptoms or been in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please do not come to the Skirmish site. If you are displaying signs of the virus you and your group will be asked to leave the site immediately.
All players will be asked to sign a disclaimer, this includes acknowledging that they have read and understood this policy. Disclaimers must be completed in full and be legible, if disclaimers are not completed to the satisfaction of staff, the player concerned will be asked to resubmit the form. Information obtained on the forms may be passed to government agencies for contact tracing purposes.
Where social distancing markers have been placed please respect these at all times
In all other areas of the compound and on the site please maintain at least 1 meter of separation from other players.
You will be issued your own equipment: goggles, hopper and gun. Please do not use anyone else’s equipment. If your equipment is faulty please make this known to a member of staff who will arrange a replacement
Do not pick up any equipment found lying in the woods, this includes paintballs, please identify any such equipment to a member of staff
Only one person at a time is allowed into the bathroom facilities, social distancing is required when queuing to use the facilities.
If the facilities are not clean, please do not use and bring to the attention of a member of staff.
Please wash your hands thoroughly after using the facilities, if any of the handwashing or drying products are low please inform a member of staff so that they can be replaced before they run out.
Each group will be allocated a specific area within the base camp. Please only congregate in your allotted area.
Spitting is not permitted on site.
We recommend you bring your own anti-bacterial hand gel and use at regular intervals.
Failure to follow this policy will result in you and your group being asked to leave the site.
COVID-19 Operational Control Procedure
Marshalling during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The primary responsibility of the Marshall is to ensure player safety. This now includes enforcing the Skirmish COVID-19 policy and also following this procedure. Failure to adhere to either the policy or procedure will result in your removal from site and payment for the hours worked only.
Modifications have been made to the infrastructure to limit the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus. If any member of staff identifies areas that need to be improved or areas that have been damaged, they must immediately report this to the Game Manager for action.
Screens have been placed in all public facing areas. Marshalls must stay behind these screens at all times.
On-site social distances are 2-meters and 1-meter, the 1-meter distance is enforced when players are wearing their game face protection. At all other times the social distancing is 2-meters
Where players are required to queue e.g. signing in, collecting equipment, using toilet facilities and purchasing paint etc. Social distance markers of 2-meters have been placed on the ground. Marshalls working will ensure players respect these markings.
Dead zones have now been marked with specific socially 1-meter distanced spots where individuals must stand. The field Marshall is responsible for ensuring all players are aware of these markers and respect social distancing.
Cleaning paint from players:
A disinfection solution will be placed in the bowls used by players to wipe paint from their clothing. This solution will be replaced after every game. The clothes used will either be washed or disposed of after each game day.
The toilets are to be cleaned every two hours, the Game Managers is responsible for ensuring that this is completed and for regularly monitoring the cleanliness and stock levels of the toilets.
All staff are required to wash their hands thoroughly after using the toilet facilities.
The member of staff assigned to clean the toilets will wear the disposable gloves and face masks that have been provided. To wipe down surfaces a disinfection solution will be used. All clothes used for wiping down surfaces will be placed in the marked bucket and only used for this purpose. These will either be disposed of or washed at the end of each day.
All work surfaces will be cleaned with a disinfecting solution at the end of each game day. The Game Managers is responsible for ensuring that this is completed and for regularly monitoring the cleanliness of working areas.
The work surfaces in the kitchen area will be cleaned with a disinfecting solution every two hours. The Game Managers is responsible for ensuring that this is completed and for regularly monitoring the cleanliness of the kitchen areas.
The Quartermasters’ work surface will be cleaned with a disinfecting solution when player leave for games.
Hand sanitizer has been provided in player areas and staff areas. If any dispensers are found to be empty or damaged, Marshalls should report this immediately the situation is identified.
Staff must use the hand sanitizer after coming into contact with player equipment. Small bottles will be provided to each member of staff for use when coming into contact with player equipment during games.
Prior to the arrival of players, a Marshall shall be appointed to control access from the car park to the main site. This Marshall will monitor the number of people queuing to access the site and restrict access if the entry way becomes congested. The Marshall will ensure all players arriving on-site maintains social distancing.
The Marshall shall ask each player arriving if they have read and understood the Skirmish COVID-19 policy, if the player is unaware of the policy, they shall be directed to read the copy posted in the car park. The Marshall shall also answer any questions the players may have.
If any player arriving at site displays COVID-19 symptoms the player is to be quarantined in the car park and the Game Manager informed. The Game Manager will ask the player and the group he/she arrived in to leave the site for public health reasons.
Only two players are allowed into the disclaimer signing are at any one time.
All players will be required to complete a disclaimer prior to access the site. This disclaimer will also require players to acknowledge that they have read and understood the Skirmish COVID-19 policy
All areas of the form must be legible, the Marshall signing the players into site, must be able to clearly read all areas of the forms. Any forms that are not legible and/or complete will be returned to the player for completion. Failure to provide a legible disclaimer will prevent access to site.
Pens are provided for completing disclaimers, these will only be used by one player and then will be placed in the red box for 72 hours prior to reuse.
The Marshall signing players into the site will wear gloves when handling disclaimers.
Each group will be assigned a designated are of the compound. The Group leader will be asked to ensure that social distancing is maintained in these areas and that members of their group do not move between the areas.
The Marshall giving the general game briefing will present this to all the players in the main compound. The Marshall shall ensure that players maintain 2-meter social distancing during the briefing. The briefing will also include the Skirmish COVID-19 policy
The gun demonstration will be presented to groups of players not exceeding 15 players. The Marshall shall ensure that players maintain 1-meter social distancing during the briefing.
The gun and hopper used for the gun demonstration will only be used by one Marshall and the returned to the “dirty” box for cleaning, this gun will not be reused for 72 hours
Preparing to leave the compound:
When assembling players to move to game sites, Marshalls shall call one team at a time to collect their equipment enforcing 1-meter social distancing
Walk to and from games:
On leaving the compound or playing field Marshalls will ask teams to walk in lines respecting 1-meter social distancing
Base camps and game fields:
Marshalls will ensure that players respecting 1-meter social distancing at base camps and during play. If players “bunch” on the playing field they will be instructed to disperse.
Game flags are only used once per day, after each game the Marshalls will place the flags into the “dirty” equipment box for cleaning.
Disbursement at the end of the day
A Marshall shall be assigned to monitor the car park to ensure that groups to not congregate and cause congestion and social distancing is maintained.
Players will be released from the compound in small groups to support social distancing.
When handling player equipment, the Marshall shall either wear the disposal gloves or use hand sanitizer prior to and after handling the equipment.
Equipment will be handed out to individual players from the quartermasters’ window, equipment such as face masks and hopers shall not be piled in a single area for players to collect.
After each game guns will be sprayed with the gun cleaning disinfecting solution prior to checking and cleaning. Marshalls will use hand sanitizer prior to and post cleaning.
In game zones when passing equipment between players and Marshalls this will be done at arm’s length.
Any equipment returned during the day will be placed in the “dirty” box and will not be re-issued that day.
The Marshall cleaning player googles between games will wear a facemask and wash their hands between each set of goggles being cleaned. The worksurface will be also be cleaned with general disinfecting solution after each set of goggles. Lenses will not be cleaned; these will be replaced and the removed placed in the “dirty” equipment box for cleaning.
Equipment will not be returned for use until it has been cleaned and out of circulation for at least 72 hours.
Personal Protective Equipment
The Game Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all Marshalls working on any given day have been instructed in the correct use of PPE. This includes the wearing of masks and the donning and un-donning of gloves.
Any Marshall assigned to handing out equipment will wear gloves while performing this task.
Face masks must be worn when more than one Marshall is working in a confined space and social distancing of two meters cannot be maintained.
All PPE will be disposed off in the assigned waste bins after use.
All staff need to be aware that increased hand washing and the use of sanitizer can dry the skin, hand moisturiser has been provided to prevent dry skin forming.
Cleaning equipment will only be used in its designated area:
Red = Toilets
Yellow = Kitchen
Blue = General areas
At the end of the day all cleaning equipment will be assembled and hard equipment such as buckets will cleaned with the “toilet” strength cleaning solution. Soft cleaning equipment such as cloths will be placed into the designated container for washing.
When handling cleaning equipment, the Marshall shall wear gloves at all times.
The solutions used for cleaning the toilets will be mixed in the following ratio:
Parts disinfection concentrate
Cleaning paint from players:
The solutions used for cleaning paint from players will be mixed in the following ratio:
Parts disinfection concentrate
The solutions used for general cleaning will be mixed in the following ratio:
Parts disinfection concentrate
The solutions used for gun cleaning will be mixed in the following ratio:
Parts disinfection concentrate
All staff are required to identify if they are a vulnerable worker before accepting a game day assignment. A vulnerable worker is defined as someone having a known underlying health condition or an expectant mother. Vulnerable workers will not be permitted to work on game days until the UK Government policy for managing the COVID-19 pandemic is modified.
All staff are expected to take personal responsibility for their behaviour and actions. Staff who do not follow the requirements of this procedure and adhere to the Skirmish COVID-19 policy will not be employed to Marshall future games.
Staff are expected to highlight any concerns to the Game Manager immediately they arise so that appropriate action can be taken.