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Walking Football to return at Worthing Leisure Centre

Latest Walking Football news (Monday 3rd August 2020)

We are delighted to announce that Walking football has re-commenced at Worthing Leisure Centre.

South Downs Leisure wish to welcome existing and new players back to take part in Walking Football activities in a controlled manner that adheres to Covid-19 Government guidance.  The new layout has to consider social distancing, health and safety of staff and participants at all times.  On completion of the trial a review will take place to decide the future timetable.

Booking guidelines

All participants need to be of good health, not showing any symptoms of Covid-19.  Any symptoms showing will result in you being asked to not take part and to leave the facility immediately.  All session bookings would need to be done prior to arrival at Worthing Leisure Centre via online or the South Downs Leisure app.  No booking will be available at any of the South Downs Leisure receptions prior to and on the day of activity in person.  When you attend your booked session, a register will be taken.

Arrival at Worthing Leisure Centre

Travelling to Worthing Leisure Centre, you should travel independently ready to take part in your activity (A dark and light coloured top will be needed to change between for matches).  Guidance will be given on how to get to our football centre.  You should bring a drink clearly marked as your own.  

Timetable

*subject to change

Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August*

09:30 – 10:30 Walking Football Fitness Class (pitch 1)
10:45 – 11:45 Conditioned Walking Football 4v4 matches x 2
12:00 – 13:00 Conditioned Walking Football 4v4 matches x 2 

Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August*

09:30 – 10:30 Walking Football Fitness Class (pitch 1)
10:45 – 11:45 Conditioned Walking Football 4v4 matches x 2 
12:00 – 13:00 Conditioned Walking Football 4v4 matches x 2 

Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August*

09:30 – 10:30 Walking Football Fitness Class (pitch 1)
10:45 – 11:45 Conditioned Walking Football 4v4 matches x 2 
12:00 – 13:00 Conditioned Walking Football 4v4 matches x 2

Guidance from the Walking Football Association

  • Strict access only via side gate next to outdoor changing rooms
  • Anyone who has a temperature or other Covid-19 symptoms must not attend and if they do, must be sent home immediately
  • Limit players per session.
  • Leave adequate time between sessions to avoid mixing of participants
  • Hand sanitisers to be available
  • Outside toilets available and regularly sanitised by staff
  • Players to come already changed and go home to shower
  • Players to bring individual, clearly marked drink bottles
  • Balls to be disinfected prior to each session
  • Ensure game is played strictly as NON-CONTACT
  • No handshakes or hugs
  • Anyone considered to be continuing to cough or splutter asked to leave
  • No social drinks after or before sessions
  • Consider wearing of protective snood or mask
  • No sharing of drinks, whistles or pens or anything that could potentially infect others
  • Wear own kit and retain the bib throughout the session
  • All bibs to be washed after each day
  • All goalkeepers to wear gloves – these must be washed after each session
  • Consider using 3 touch rule to control close activity
  • Reduce vociferous interactions during play (shouting as opposed to talking increases the risk of viral infection)
  • Adapt player groupings as far as possible to keep discreet groups and lower numbers e.g. 4-a-side games, 2 metre spacing fitness grid
  • As far as possible members to be asked to install Govt smart app when available