An important message to our members
A recent positive PCR test for one of our senior men’s team players, has unfortunately resulted in us having to cancel our planned away fixture at Portsmouth on Saturday.
This has highlighted a number of matters that we need to address as a Club, if we are to avoid significant disruption to our season:
- If you have already received your first “jab” then please organise your second as soon as possible
- Even if you have been double jabbed, it is recommended that you get a PCR test if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
- Please then stay away from the Club until you know the result.
- If the result is positive, you then need to self-isolate for the recommended period (currently 10 days) to avoid spreading the infection to other people. The self-isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test if you do not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days.
- If at any time you are feeling unwell with any known Covid symptoms then please stay away from the club and organise a PCR test
- By following these guidelines, we can ensure that we continue to protect the health, well-being, and safety of everyone at the Club
- When you attend training, please ensure you register onto the club QA code so if we do get a repeat of this situation everyone who has attended training is made aware automatically and a great deal of work for the coaches and managers ringing around will not be necessary
And just a reminder of Government guidelines
When to self-isolate
Self-isolate straight away and get a PCR test (a test that is sent to the lab) on GOV.UK as soon as possible if you have any of these 3 symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You should also self-isolate straight away if:
- you've tested positive for COVID-19 – this means you have the virus
- someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive (unless you are not required to self-isolate – check below if this applies to you)
- you've been told to self-isolate following contact with someone who tested positive – find out what to do if you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app
When you do not need to self-isolate
If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
- you're fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
- you're under 18 years, 6 months old
- you're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
- you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still:
- get a PCR test on GOV.UK to check if you have COVID-19
- follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from COVID-19
Tell people you've been in close contact with that you have symptoms
Tell people you've been in close contact with in the past 48 hours that you might have COVID-19. You should tell them to follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19. They do not need to self-isolate unless they're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. If they get any symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate and get a test as soon as possible.