Winchester Fitness
and Sports Club

At Winchester Sport and Leisure Park
and also at North Walls Recreation Ground

 

 

The Winchester Fitness and Sports Club is a sports and fitness club for people age 50 and over. The Club has been in existence for over 30 years and currently has nearly 400 members. There is no upper age limit and although most members live in the Winchester area membership is not restricted to local people.

While some members are people who have played sport all of their lives, many others are new to sport and some just want to keep fit in a sociable and friendly environment.

 

Committee

The Club is run by a Committee drawn from the membership and is elected each year at the Club’s Annual General Meeting. The officers consists of a Chairperson, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer; there are a maximum of 8 other committee members. The committee members for 2020-21 are as follows:

Chairperson Adrian Reeves This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. gym, yoga and anything else not covered below
Honorary Secretary Kathy Tyrrell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. keep fit & aerobics
Honorary Treasurer Penny Holder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Membership Secretary Linda Messingham This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Vice-Chairperson Gill Elcock  

swimming & aquacise

Committee Member Sandra Waterman  
Committee Member Stuart Gaunt  dadminton
       
Committee Member Malcolm Keech  lawn tennis
       
Committee Member  Dave Kemp    bowls
       
Committee Member Trish Turnbull   short tennis
Committee Member Linda Williams  social events

Financing

The Club is entirely self financing with its income being generated from the annual membership fees, small amounts of interest and the additional fees charged for certain activities. Most of the Club’s expenditure goes on providing equipment and on the cost of social activities.

For more details on the Club’s organisational arrangements, see the Club Constitution below.

CONSTITUTION NOV 2020 Page 1CONSTITUTION NOV 2020 Page 2

CONSTITUTION NOV 2020 Page 3

 

 

 

WINCHESTER FITNESS AND SPORTS CLUB

COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT 2020 (Revised May 2021)

Introduction

This report is to assess the risks associated with the post Covid-19 activities of the Winchester Fitness and Sports Club (WFSC).

  • Club Activities

The activities of the club are shown on the Activities tab of the Club's website at.http://www.wfsclub.org.uk/index.php/activities

Fitness & Sports Club members only

 

       
         

Public sessions available

       

Tuesday

Location

             
   

08.00-08.50

09.00-09.50

10.00-10.50

11.00-11.50

12.00-12.50

13.00-13.50

14.00-14.50

Gym

 

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Swimming

 

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Thursday

               
                 

Gym

 

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Swimming

 

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Friday

               
                 

Short Tennis

Sports Hall

   

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  • Activities

The sports and activities are summarised as:

  • Locations

The locations used are summarised as:

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park   

Winchester City Council's tennis courts at River Park

Riverside Bowls Club

Hyde Abbey Bowls Club

Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club

For the purposes of this report it is assumed that the respective operators are responsible for venue specific risk assessments.

  • Legislation and Guidance

The WFSC undertakes to abide by all requirements of the respective operators and Government legislation and guidance where this takes precedence.

Additionally, the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of the various sports have issued guidance on how their sports should operate at the current time. These are updated regularly and can be found at the following internet addresses:

Keep Fit/ Aerobics & Gym

https://www.cimspa.co.uk/cimspa-news/news-home/guidance-on-indoor-training-and-group-exercise-in-england

Badminton

https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/play/information-regarding-the-coronavirus/

Racquet Ball / Squash

https://www.englandsquash.com/news/england-squash-coronavirus-statement

Table Tennis

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/our-sport/major-events/coronavirus-advice-and-guidance/

Swimming / Aquacise

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/tag/coronavirus-advice/

Pilates / Yoga / T’ai Chi

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-personal-trainers-and-coaches-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation

Lawn Tennis

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/

Indoor Bowls

http://www.eiba.co.uk/news/2020/alert-levels-02122020-web.php

  • Club Responsibilities

 There is a wide range of guidance from each NGB as well as other sources. The main points of which are:

  • A contact tracing system is provided and managed by the operator of each of the facilities used.
  • Any individual not wishing to cooperate with these contact tracing registers will be refused access to club activities for that session. Regular exclusion shall be a disciplinary matter to be discussed by the club’s committee.
  • The Club needs to be very aware that many of our members are in the various vulnerable categories. Any member with possible COVID-19 symptoms or possibly having been in contact with someone who may possibly have the disease must not attend Club sessions.
  • Members must comply with all requirements from the operators of the various premises. This is not negotiable even if a member considers any restriction or ruling to be inappropriate or wrong.
  • All members must bring a suitable face covering for use in case they require first aid.
  • The Club’s primary consideration in this is to keep all members and staff safe.
  • The Club will appoint a Covid-19 Officer who will have overall responsibility for interpreting and implementing this policy.
  • Club risk assessment

As a user but not operator of the various locations, the Club and its members will be subject to the risk assessments carried out by the operators of these facilities. It is assumed that Everyone Active and the other operators have carried out comprehensive risk assessments of all their facilities. As part of these risk assessments a limit on numbers will have been set for each location; this may change with subsequent guidance. The club will endeavour to keep members informed of any changes as soon as possible.

To assist the operators, the Club’s Covid Officer will:

  • Ensure that social distancing requirements are followed.
  • No bodily contact, including handshakes and high fives.
  • No gatherings once the session has finished.
  • Participants advised not to attend if they have any symptoms of Covid 19 (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/)
  • Ensure that sufficient supplies of cleaning products are available to clean the Club’s equipment after every use.
  • Players and coaches must bring their own equipment such as racquets. The club will supply balls, shuttlecocks etc. and members are therefore required to use hand sanitiser or wash their hands before using such equipment.
  • Balls, shuttlecocks and other equipment must not be used for 72 hours after each session.
  • In the sports hall, equipment bags to be stored behind players playing court and at least 2 metres from the back of the court and any other players.
  • No water bottles will be provided to share, players asked to bring clearly marked bottle which they do not share.
  • Entry and exit will be via a designated entrance and follow any one-way systems in operation.
  • At the end of a session, everyone must leave the court / room immediately, ensuring social distancing at all times.
  • Members must not give First Aid. If First Aid is required, this should be arranged via staff on the reception desk.
  • Any individual (or their representative) who experiences Covid symptoms has a responsibility to inform a member of the Club’s Committee as soon as possible.
  • The Club is required to nominate an individual / individuals who will take on the role of Covid-19 Officer(s). If a coach or instructor is running a session then they should take on this role.
  • The Covid Officer(s) Roles and Responsibilities are:
    • Be aware of Government guidelines and Covid-19 related safety, hygiene and social distancing protocols – basic training will be available for free through CIMSPA, the sector’s professional body and can be found here.
    • Work with the Club Committee to ensure each session is compliant with the guidance.
    • Ensure all players attending sessions understand the guidelines for the session.
    • Ensure the session implements a pre-booking system.
    • If a participant reports Covid symptoms, the Covid-19 Officer should contact everyone who attended that session to advise them that an individual within the group has reported symptoms.
    • The Covid-19 Officer may join in and play at sessions but they must be counted in the total number of people within the sports hall and must also only play in their designated group.

There is a wide range of guidance from each NGB as well as other sources. The main points of which are:

  • A risk assessment must be carried out for each session of each sport and activity. This risk assessment must be in written format.
  • A contact tracing system is provided and managed by the operator of each of the facilities used.
  • Any individual not wishing to cooperate with these contact tracing registers will be refused access to club activities for that session. Regular exclusion shall be a disciplinary matter to be discussed by the club’s committee.
  • The Club needs to be very aware that many of our members are in the various vulnerable categories. Any member with possible COVID-19 symptoms or possibly having been in contact with someone who may possibly have the disease must not attend Club sessions.
  • Members must comply with all requirements from the operators of the various premises. This is not negotiable even if a member considers any restriction or ruling to be inappropriate or wrong.
  • All members must bring a suitable face covering for use in case they require first aid.
  • The Club’s primary consideration in this is to keep all members and staff safe.
  • The Club will appoint a Covid-19 Officer who will have overall responsibility for interpreting and implementing this policy. 

 

Questions

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