Christ Church United FC

News update

15 October 2020

Over the summer, as we prepared for the 2020/21 season, CCUFC was faced with two separate challenges. One was Covid. The other was a lack of parents volunteering to help run the Club. Thanks to lots of mums & dads who’ve stepped forward to help, we were able to start the season on 3 October. It’s great to be up and running again. Lots of happy faces!

Covid

Arrangements for CCUFC’s 2020/21 season need to comply with the Government’s rules and also with guidance issued by the FA aimed at keeping players, parents and coaches as safe as possible. The procedures in our ‘Covid Plan’ are in operation at every CCUFC coaching session.

As the season progresses, Covid cases are likely to arise from time to time. If your child experiences Covid symptoms, tests positive for Covid and/or lives in a household where either has occurred, please let us know as soon as possible. We, in turn, will try to keep you informed when Covid cases are reported to us.

So far this season we have had one reported case. Earlier this week a player who had attended the U11/U12 session on Saturday 10 October was sent home from school following a positive Covid test of a different child in the same class. The CCUFC player has subsequently tested positive (despite having no symptoms) and he and his family are now self-isolating, in accordance with the Government’s rules.

CCUFC aims to find the right ‘welfare balance’ by offering youngsters vital physical and mental exercise whilst mitigating Covid risks. We plan to hold sessions for all four age-groups again this Saturday, and ask everyone attending to follow our ‘Covid Plan’ procedures and remain vigilant.

Here’s a quick reminder of the Government’s rules on self-isolation. You must self-isolate if:
• you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
• you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
• you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
• someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
• you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app

You'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days if you have symptoms or you’ve tested positive for coronavirus, but for 14 days if someone you live with (or in your support bubble) has symptoms or tested positive or you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Communications

Further updates will be posted on this website in the days and weeks to come, so please check it from time to time. You may also receive emails from us. Go to the Contact page if you wish to send us an email.

The CCUFC Facebook page is being monitored but the Club doesn’t have control over everything that is posted on it. Feel free to post your comments and opinions but please use this website as your definitive information source.

CCUFC Management Team

15 October 2020