After recent outbreaks of Covid 19, the SYFA were contacted to our stance, just incase more cases appeared in our area.
Below is the response given.
"The main thing above all else is to ensure that clubs are following all of the protocols including within the training guidance.
When local restrictions were imposed in Aberdeen, this in itself did not stop clubs from continuing to train, however the 5 mile travel limit did mean that many officials and players could not attend training. Many clubs in Aberdeen also made the decision to suspend their training for a couple of weeks.
Unless government restrictions prevent them from doing so, then it is a club level decision on whether or not they want to run training session (though of course they can only run session if they can meet all of the required criteria). It’s also so important that clubs are mindful of the fact that some players may not be ready to come back or be nervous about returning- clubs should not be pressuring any players to train who are concerned about doing so, but should be engaging with the player and their family to see what additional support they might be able to provide.
It is so important that clubs make sure the parents and players/carers know the details for the club covid coordinator, who should have an accurate attendance register for every session.
Should a player or officials test positive for covid-19, they will be asked to provide details of the covid-coordinator and it will be the NHS Test and Protect Team who contact anybody who may need to isolate. It is not the responsibility of the football club to inform members if someone at the club has tested positive for COVID- an individual’s right to privacy must be observed.
Should there be any change to the guidance then we will of course notify all members accordingly"
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