Site Operating Policy

Site Operating Procedures – COVID-19

Maccabi London accepts its responsibilities for the site operating during the Coronavirus – Covid-19 pandemic. Maccabi London needs to ensure that staff and visitors are protected and the risk of spread of infection is minimal. Maccabi London will re-open the outdoor facilities – 3G football pitch to visitors, following the social distancing rules set by the UK government.

This policy is intended to introduce consistent measures on site in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing.

These are exceptional circumstances and Maccabi London will comply with the latest Government advice on Coronavirus at all times.

The health and safety requirements of activity must also not be compromised at this time. If an activity cannot be undertaken safely due to a lack of suitably qualified personnel being available or social distancing being implemented, it should not take place.

Maccabi London is aware that emergency services are also under great pressure and may not be in a position to respond as quickly as usual.

The Site manager should remind the staff at every opportunity of the Site Operating Procedures which are aimed at protecting them, their colleagues, their families and the UK population.
If the site is not consistently implementing the measures set out below, it may be required to shut down.

Self-Isolation – staff, visitors and tenants

Anyone who meets one of the following criteria should not come to site:

• Has a high temperature or a new persistent cough-follow the guidance on self- isolation
• Is a vulnerable person (by virtue of their age, underlying health condition, clinical condition or are pregnant)
• Is living with someone in self-isolation or a vulnerable person.

Procedure if Someone Falls Ill
If a member of staff develops a high temperature or a persistent cough while at work, they should:

• Return home immediately
• Avoid touching anything
• Coughorsneezeintoatissueandputitinabin,oriftheydonothavetissues,
cough and sneeze into the crook of their elbow.

They must then follow the guidance on self-isolation and not return to work until their period of self-isolation has been completed.

Travel to Site for Staff members
Wherever possible workers should travel to site alone using their own transport.

Site Access Points for Staff, Tenants and Visitors using the facilities

• Stop all non-essential visitors (indoors) – Clubhouse will remain closed for visitors.
De Leon physio clinic will use only the front door and lady’s toilet in the clubhouse.
Maccabi London staff will be using the patio door and Men’s toilet in the clubhouse, in order to keep social distancing.
All other visitors (Players and coaches) will be using the changing room’s toilets.
One-way entry system to the football pitches will be implemented for all visitors.
• Introduce staggered start and finish training times, while using the football pitch, to reduce congestion and contact at all times – To be arranged with MLFC or individual bookings.
• Monitor site access points to enable social distancing – Staff and visitors will enter the site from the main car park. Players will have strict arrival and departure times. Parents/Carers will not be allowed to watch the training sessions or use the facilities.
• Remove or disable entry systems that require skin contact e.g. fingerprint scanners
• Require all staff and visitors to wash or clean their hands before entering or leaving the site – signs in place
• Allow plenty of space (two metres) between people waiting to enter the indoor areas- signs in place
• Regularly clean common contact surfaces in reception, office, access control and delivery areas e.g. scanners, turnstiles, screens, telephone handsets, desks, particularly during peak flow times – Desk are supplied with anti-bacterial gels, anti-bacterial sprays and tissue paper.
• Outdoor equipment (goals and nets) to be set up by Maccabi London’s staff only. Visitors will be made aware not to touch/change position by correct signage in place. Daily disinfection will be carried out and recorded by staff.
• All visitors to complete and sign visitor’s questionnaire.
• Anyone making a pitch booking must complete and sign a Facility Hire questionnaire online, and to adhere to the terms and conditions of the booking.

Hand Washing
• Provide additional hand washing facilities to the usual welfare facilities – extra disinfectant and soap.
• Ensure soap and fresh water is readily available and kept topped up at all times
• Provide hand sanitiser where hand washing facilities are unavailable – stations are established by the entrance of 3G for visitors and by the Clubhouse front door for De Leon Physio.
• Regularly clean the hand washing facilities and check soap and sanitiser levels
• Provide suitable and sufficient rubbish bins for hand towels with regular removal and disposal.

Toilet Facilities
• Restrict the number of people using toilet facilities at any one time e.g. use a welfare attendant, when possible
• Wash hands before and after using the facilities
• Enhance the cleaning regimes for toilet facilities particularly door handles, locks and the toilet flush
• Provide suitable and sufficient rubbish bins for hand towels with regular removal and disposal.
Break times for staff
• Break times should be staggered to reduce congestion and contact at all times
• Staff should sit 2 metres apart from each other whilst eating and avoid all contact
• Tables should be cleaned between each use
• All rubbish should be put straight in the bin and not left for someone else to clear up
• All areas used for eating must be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each break and shift, including chairs, door handles, vending machines.

Avoiding Close Working
There will be situations where it is not possible or safe for staff to distance themselves from each other by 2 metres.

General Principles
• Non-essential physical work that requires close contact between staff should not be carried out
• Work requiring skin to skin contact should not be carried out
• Plan all other work to minimise contact between workers
• Re-usable PPE should be thoroughly cleaned after use and not shared between workers
• Single use PPE should be disposed of so that it cannot be reused
• Stairs should be used in preference to lifts or hoists
• Increase ventilation in enclosed spaces
• Regularly clean the inside of vehicle cabs and between use by different operators.

Site Meetings
• Only absolutely necessary meeting participants should attend
• Attendees should be two metres apart from each other
• Rooms should be well ventilated / windows opened to allow fresh air circulation
• Consider holding meetings in open areas where possible.

• Enhanced cleaning procedures should be in place across the site, particularly in communal areas and at touch points including:
o Taps and washing facilities
o Toilet flush and seats
o Door handles and push plates
o Handrails on staircases and corridors
o Machinery and equipment controls
o Food preparation and eating surfaces
o Telephone equipment
o Keyboards, photocopiers and other office equipment

Rubbish collection and storage points should be increased and emptied regularly throughout and at the end of each day.

This policy will be reviewed and revised as necessary in response to changes in legislation or guidance on methods of working. Employee’s, contractors, suppliers, and visitors are all required to cooperate with us in making this policy work.

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