Coronavirus Update: Updated Risk Assessment and Method Statement

Thursday 24th September 2020

Royal Wootton Bassett Town have published an updated version of its Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS).

The updated document covers procedures that allow for Track and Trace to be conducted using the NHS App at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground.

It is vital that these procedures are adhered to for the sake of all our members, opposing teams, their families and the wider local community. Football activities will continue to take place according to The FA and Government guidelines.

The RAMS document can be found here.

It is essential that all coaches, players, parents/guardians/carers and supporters take time to read this document. No coach or player must attend any training session or take part in a match unless they have read and understood the controls that are required. It is also necessary for coaches, players and parents/guardians/carers to have signed the RAMS form.

The RAMS document includes vital information, which outlines:

  • A copy of the QR code that can be used with the NHS Covid 19 contact tracing app;
  • An assessment of risks related to maintaining social distancing, the site and buildings, equipment, health and wellbeing, and travelling, and the measures put in place to mitigate against these;
  • How training sessions and matches will take place safely in a way that reduces and minimises the risk of Covid-19 transmission;
  • What is expected of coaches;
  • What is expected of players;
  • What is expected of parents / guardians / carers;
  • What is expected of spectators attending games;
  • Procedures that will be in place should a person become unwell with Covid-19 symptoms;
  • Maps outlining drop-off zones, collection zones, Covid-19 action zones and one-way routes that will be put in place at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground
  • Control measures will be monitored and audited on a regular basis.

    Within the updated RAMS, notable changes include:

    NHS Track and Trace QR Code

    Any visitors to the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground are required to complete Track and Trace. This can now be done via the NHS Covid Contact Tracing App by scanning the QR code below (included below).

    Those who are unable to register their attendance using the NHS App must do so by providing contact details upon their entry to the ground. Details will be stored for 21 days before being destroyed. Those refusing to provide details will be refused entry.

    The Football Club and Sports Association are independent, so those attending may need to register twice.

    NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace QR Code

    Face masks mandatory in clubhouse

    Face masks or shields must now be worn inside the buildings at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground (unless individuals have a relevant medical exemption). These may be taken off while seated and drinking in the clubhouse area.


    If you feel anything has not been sufficiently covered within the updated RAMS, and if there is anything you are unsure about, please contact Covid-19 Officer Paul Gerrish by email.

    Last modified on Friday 25th September 2020 at 09:53.