Barton Athletic Club has been involved with wrestling for many years. The club has worked with British Wrestling to make sure it meets Covid-19 guidelines and ensure it’s reopening to its club members to be as safe as possible. It is hoped that this will reassure its members that its safe to return to the club. The club has been working diligently to meet the guidance and below is a case study of what the club has done to meet it.
Arriving at Barton AC you are made aware of their guidance before you enter. The list criteria that showcase what needs checking before entering the building. Also, you find a wireless hand sanitizer dispenser before entering the building. The club has also made all its club members aware of the changes via email and letter to update them on the changes that have occurred to allow for members to prepare before returning to the club.
The main hall has undergone a large change. The wrestling mat has been lifted to allow for more space for activities such as weights training and strength and conditioning sessions. The wrestlers are undertaking fitness and strength training to improve their wrestlers while we wait for contact sport to return. All areas have been marked with a basic one-way system to allow all participants to enter the club and follow the path to their given area. Cleaning stations like the one above are in every area numbering 7 stations around the main hall. Once an athlete is finished with their session they use the paper towels to wipe down their area with disinfectant and disposing of the towel in the bins provided. The club has also erected plastic screens for the cardio area to stop airflow from spreading to others in the club.
If your club has the area/facility to store cleaning products, this is a good example of how to store them. The area is clearly labelled on what is used where. This is a locked cupboard so no one but trained volunteers can access it as it will have hazardous materials within the cupboard.
If your club is finding it difficult to clean the mat as much as the guidance is suggesting, you might want to look at investing in these mops. They spray disinfectant onto the mat and wipe away to leave disinfectant on the mat to air dry. This will make disinfecting your mat substantially easier. This does not replace regular cleaning practices that were in place before the pandemic.
The club has also put all its front line coaches and key volunteers through the #ReActivate program to keep all volunteers up to date with the latest Covid-19 guidance. If your club would like to go through this training please click the link above or follow the links from the Covid Guidance section on our website.
If your club is looking to reopen or if you are looking for advice to help your club reopen, please get in touch with British Wrestling for advice on the email below: firstname.lastname@example.org