* MODIFIED COVID RESTRICTIONS * (as at 14th January 2021)


Per the President’s most recent announcement, and relevant to all squash in South Africa, please take note of the following:

The Country, remains at a modified National Level 3, as per the Disaster Management Act, 20023 (Act No 57 of 2002). Various reports are being received on tournaments/ clubs and/or individuals NOT following these rules. We don’t take the following lightly and the health of players, coaches and administrators so well as the good standing of Squash SA, with the department of Sport, Arts and Culture (dASC), must take priority for the good of all.

Should you be found to not be compliant with any of the below, please note, permissions to play, will be revoked at clubs AND players will be sanctioned, according to the Disciplinary Rules of Squash SA (including a fine and/or banned from play).

To that end, and for clarity, please take note of the following:

• Permitted Activities
o League play is permitted, pending sanction and approval by the provincial body in your area (please note, the local hotspot conditions, and enacted Risk Assessments, by your committees may mean that no league (or variations, thereof are permitted). Please follow up with your Provincial Body.
o Tournaments are permitted
 with a maximum of 50 persons or less (including staff) in a venue,
 assuming all players are registered with Squash SA (SportyHQ), AND
 the club is approved to open under Level 3, or higher - you can check this list to see if your club is approved www.squashsa.co.za/covid-19/clubs/
o Club leagues, closed leagues, etc are permitted, pending the club only operates at 50% capacity, or a max of 50ppl, at any given time
o Doubles, is permitted, although we strongly caution against this, owing to the obvious higher risk to the individuals.
 As above, your Province/ Club may disallow doubles, based on the current risks in your area.
The onus is on you, to check with that body, before playing.

• Criteria to continue play/ training and coaching
o ALL Players and Coaches, need to be:
 Registered with their respective club AND province (including being in good standing)
 Registered with Squash South Africa (SportyHQ), up to and including this year 31 March 2021 (R120pp). To check if you’re registered, click through from the Squash SA website, main page. Look for the Player Registration button on the main page/ banner.
 Masks must be worn at all times, if you show any symptoms of COVID, seek medical advice, and avoid the clubs for 10 days, or as advised by a medical practitioner
 A full register must be completed accurately on entering the club, with temperature checks etc.
o All Venues, need to:
 Make sure all hygiene protocols are being followed, and the facilities are being cleaned
 Access controls are used (screening and registers), to ensure only members and/or authorised persons enter AND can be traced
 Sanitizer is available at all times, for persons entering and using the venue
 Player bookings have to be used, and no “hanging around” at the club, before or after your games

• Non-Permitted Activities
o Bar/ Restaurants can only operate per their regulated permissions
o Changerooms, are not permitted to open
o Toilets, only in the case of an emergencies
o Curfew’s, as per national criteria (9pm to 5am)

Play is voluntary, and it remains your responsibility to be safe and compliant with all National and Local rules and regulations

Regards
Paul S Vermaak | COVID-19 Compliance Officer

COVID19 Return to Squash Proposal (June 2020)

Premise:

  • As we look to reopen the squash club after the COVID19 lockdown, things will be different and we cannot immediately return to the state of the club as it was at the time of closing.

  • We would have to safely reopen the club in phases with tight restrictions and ease restrictions as the risks of the COVID19 pandemic subsides.

  • The priority is the safety and well being of all people, including members, admin, cleaners, visitors that visit the club while still making the facilities available to members.

Aim:

The aim is to get squash going again in phase 3 as soon as we are permitted to do so and members are allowed to be out of their homes.

Item:

Phase 3

Phase 2

Phase 1

Operation Times and main gate access:

Club closed during curfew hours, no bookings/coaching allow during curfew

Court Availability:

Only half of the courts open at alternate times, ie. At xxh00 and xxh30

All  courts open

All  courts open

Courts to be used:

Alternate daily

All courts available for use

All courts available for use

Arrival of players:

Players must enter the club no more than 5 minutes before their booking

Players must enter the club no more than 30 minutes before their booking

No Restriction

Departure after matches:

Players must leave the club no more than 5 minutes after the booking

Players must leave the club no more than 30 minutes after the booking

No Restriction

Member Sanitization at club entry:

All Members to sanitize hands on entry of the club

All Members to sanitize hands on entry of the club

Preferable

Member Sanitization at court entry:

All Members to sanitize hands on entry of the the squash court every time

Preferable

No Restriction

Member Socializing:

Socializing at club not permitted before and after matches

Allowed but within the arrival/departure restrictions

Allowed

Sanitization bottles

Placed at entry of club and each court

Placed at entry of club and each court

Placed at entry of club

Court Bookings:

Online bookings only to prevent players just pitching up at the club

Online bookings only to during peak hours

No Restriction

Disinfect Courts:

Cleaner to disinfect entire club every morning and before leaving

Disinfect 2‐3 times a week

Disinfect weekly

Limitation of number of people at club at a time:

Max 14 people allowed in club at a time

Max 26 people allowed in club at a time

No Restriction

Usage of Courts:

Max of 2 people allowed on court at any one time

Max of 3 people allowed on court at any one time

No Restriction

Shower Facilities:

Use of shower facilities prohibited

Use of shower facilities prohibited

Use of shower facilities allowed

Spectators:

No spectators

No more than 6 spectators

No Restriction

Kids:

Parents not allowed to bring non‐ playing kids to the club

Parents may bring only one kid to the club that is not playing, must wear a mask

No Restriction

Coaching:

Individual coaching allowed (1‐on‐1 only)

Individual coaching allowed (1‐on‐1 only)

All coaching allowed

Group Training:

Group training prohibited

Group training prohibited

Group training allowed

Visitor Bookings:

No visitor bookings allowed

No visitor bookings allowed

Visitor bookings allowed

Squash Shop:

Only 1 customer allowed in squash shop at a time

No Restriction

No Restriction

Cleaner:

Cleaner to work normal hours and fill in register of work done daily

Cleaner to work normal hours and fill in register of work done daily

Cleaner to work normal hours and fill in register of work done daily

Cleaner:

Must clean all surfaces that members touch daily

Must clean all surfaces that members touch 2‐3 times a week

Must clean all surfaces that members touch 2‐3 times a week

 

Cleaner:

Must wear a mask and other PPE

Must wear a mask and other PPE

No Restriction

Tournaments/Leagues:

Not permitted

Not permitted

Allowed

Social/Friendly Team matches:

Not permitted

Not permitted

Allowed

 

Wearing of Masks:

All people present not playing must wear masks at all times

Masks not compulsory

Masks not compulsory

Braai and braai area:

Use of braai facilities prohibited

Use of braai facilities prohibited

Use of braai facilities allowed

 

Use of Vending Machines:

To be determined by club, but within the laws of the country

To be determined by Club, but within the laws of the country

To be determined by Club, but within the laws of the country

Consumption of Alcohol:

Not allowed under any circumstances

Allowed

Allowed

 

Use of Clubs Cups and glasses:

No allowed, players must bring own water bottles/containers

No allowed, players must bring own water bottles/containers

Allowed

Food at Club:

No food allowed to be brought into and/or consumed at the club

No food allowed to be brought into and/or consumed at the club

Allowed

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