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COVID-19 Risk Assessment 30/3/21



















 East Leeds CC – Pontefract Lane, Leeds LS9 0PT


What are the hazards?

Transmission of COVID-19

Who might be harmed?

Facility users, staff, volunteers, visitors and the wider community


Controls required

Action Taken by the Club

People Management and Communication


Self-screening of individuals before they arrive at the venue to ensure individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms or those who should be shielding do not travel or attend.

Appropriate messaging posted on club website and social media channels as well as entrances to club buildings. QR Code in place for NHS Track and Trace.


An assessment of user numbers, space capacities, venue circulation and layout planning to maintain social distancing.

Dressing rooms will remain closed until further notice.

Bar and toilets are accessible in the main club house, (no spikes to be worn) and a one-way system in and out is sign-posted.

Refreshments may be purchased from the bar, but must only be consumed outside.


A plan for where parents and players will sit whilst watching cricket activities.

Socially distanced seating is available of the veranda and at locations around the ground.


Signage and communication so that all participants and visitors are aware of the control measures in place and how to act appropriately to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Appropriate material in place at points of access.


Staff and volunteer training to support the implementation of the plan, with suitable training records.

A designated person is to be appointed for each match / club opening.







Assess ventilation in your building (natural and mechanical) and take appropriate measures to maximise ventilation and minimise risk of transmission.

During club openings, conservatory outer and inner doors must be left open as well as the window to the rear of the club lounge.


Assess the maximum occupancy of your rooms at 2m social distancing (or 1m with risk mitigation where 2m is not possible) and establish a suitable circulation system/one-way system.  Use signage and floor markings to communicate this.

One way system for use of bar and toilets is sign-posted.


Assess the arrangement of seating areas to maintain social distancing and minimise the risk of transmission.

Loose furniture to be arranged on veranda to achieve social distancing. Fixed seating around the ground has firebreaks to limit occupancy.


Consider your wet weather plans and describe what actions you will take to maintain social distancing in wet weather.

There is limited external / under-cover shelter available. Conservatory may be used by match officials and captains only to maintain social distancing. Other players / spectators should return to their vehicles pending update.


Social and Hospitality Areas


Plan to solicit and maintain records of your member attendance, customers and visitors - to be maintained for 21 days and then destroyed.

QR Code to be used by all visitors.


Identification of suitable areas for outdoor service that don’t overlap with cricket activity.



Steps taken to minimise time and the number of people at the bar.

Initial maximum occupancy of 4 persons with social distancing in place.


Steps taken to minimise contact points at payment or around the hospitality space.

Contactless payments only.


Suitable PPE provision and training for staff and volunteers.




Strategy for the safe serving, clearing and cleaning of glassware and tableware.

Appropriate PPE for staff and volunteers.


Deep cleaning strategy to minimise COVID-19 transmission risk


Surface clean to be undertaken after each club opening – deep clean requirements to be assessed by club Committee.


Daily cleaning strategy to minimise COVID-19 transmission risk.


As above – club will only open 2/3 times per week.


High-frequency touchpoint cleaning strategy to minimise COVID-19 transmission risk and how you will keep records.

During match days, bar steward (if in attendance) or designated person (if not) will be responsible for facilitating hourly wipe-down of toilet door handles and seats.


Hygiene and Cleaning


Materials, PPE and training that you have provided to your staff for effective cleaning.

Stored in 1st XI dressing room.


Provision of hand washing facilities with warm water, soap, disposable towels and bin.

In toilets.


Provision of suitable hand sanitiser in locations around the facility to maintain frequent hand sanitisation.

Available at all access points, bar and toilets.


Provision of suitable wipes and hand sanitiser on the field for hygiene breaks.

On table outside garage.




What are the hazards?

Other venue hazards to be considered after temporary closure such as Legionnaire’s Disease, fire, electrical safety etc.


Who might be harmed?

Facility users, staff, volunteers and visitors.


Controls required

Action Taken by the Club

Preparing Your Buildings


Consider the risk of Legionnaire’s disease and carry out necessary work to make your water supply safe for users.  Refer to the specific guidance in the document above.

Prior to first opening, taps will be opened to flush system.


Check that routine maintenance has not been missed and certification is up to date (e.g. Gas safety, Electrical Safety and Portable Appliance Testing, Fire Safety, Lifts and Heating – Ventilation and Air Conditioning).

Electrical and Gas inspections up to date – fire extinguisher test revealed a number of failures ; replacement units will be in place prior to first match.


Check that your ground is ready and safe to play.  Look at what work is required and how this can be done safely at a social distance.

Substantial work has been undertaken to prepare the ground for the coming season.















What are the hazards?

Vital first aid equipment is not available when needed.  First aiders do not have adequate PPE to carry out first aid when required.


Who might be harmed?

First aiders, facility users, staff, volunteers and visitors


Controls required

Action Taken by the Club

First Aid


Check that your first aid kits are stocked and accessible during all activity. 

First aid kits will be checked and stored:

1.     Behind the bar

2.     On match-day hygiene table outside garage


What steps have you taken to improve your first aiders’ understanding of first aid provision under COVID-19?

Encouraged awareness of Government advice.


If you have an AED then check that it is in working order, service is up to date and that it is available during all activity.

In place and fixed to the south side external wall to Wheels Private Hire
















What are the hazards?

Pitches or outfield are unsafe to play on


Who might be harmed?

Players, officials, ground staff


Controls required

Action Taken by the Club

Preparing your Grounds


Safety checks on machinery, sightscreens and covers.

Undertaken prior to each match.


Check and repair of any damage to pitches and outfields.

As above.


Surfaces checked and watering regime adjusted based on lack of rainfall.

In accordance with groundsman’s advice.