Fredericksburg FC safety guidelines were created following guidance from the CDC and the Virginia Health Department to ensure participants, families, staff and our community remain safe. In addition to these entities. Our goal is for players to be safe and remain healthy.
All participants, coaches and staff should follow COVID-19 health guidelines:
to wash hands regularly
avoid touching face
cough or sneeze into elbow
clean and disinfect high contact surfaces
If your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has received a positive test result he or she should stay home. If someone in your family is experiencing symptoms or received a positive test result within the past 14 days, your child should stay home.
Players or spectators unwilling to adhere to the safety standards will be asked to remain at home. As host and participate in programming, we recognize the inherent risks associated with playing youth soccer.
No physical interactions (high fives, handshakes) are permitted
Participants will not share water bottles or any equipment except a soccer ball / futsal ball
Only participants, coaches, and official support staff are permitted in the field or court area and/or inside the fence of any field/court area. (Several programs have program specific guidance in regards to parents support at fields.)
If possible, drop off and pick up should happen within 5-10 minutes of scheduled training sessions (i.e. please do not drop kids off 30 minutes early).
Please respect and adhere to these policies at all times.
Staff & Coach Guidelines
Participants should minimize items brought to the field
Participants will not share water, clothing or personal items
Participants will strive to maintain a social distance of six feet when not participating in a soccer activity on the field.
Participants will listen to their coaches & be flexible! Coaches will help facilitate areas for water (& bags if necessary) and may ask players to move personal items to make room for other groups. Please be willing to adjust as needed as we all work within the guidelines.
Participants who are unwilling to adhere to the safety guidelines will be asked to remain at home.
- Please adhere guidelines in safety related signages at all facilities
VDH Mandatory Requirements:
Participants and organizers of recreational sports activities must strictly adhere to the physical distancing guidelines, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and enhanced workplace safety practices provided in the “Guidelines for All Business Sectors” document. Participants and organizers of recreational sports activities must adhere to the following additional requirements for such activities:
For sports played outdoors, the total number of spectators cannot exceed the lesser of 30 percent of the occupancy load of the certificate of occupancy for the venue or 250 spectators per field.
Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing, gatherings, options for high-risk individuals, and staying home if sick
Conduct daily screening of coaches, officials, staff, and players for COVID-19 symptoms, a positive diagnostic test for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the prior 10 days, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days prior to admission to the venue/facility.
Children should be screened per the CDC guidance for screening children. Adults should be asked if they are currently experiencing fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or a sense of having a fever, a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition, new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition, new chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition, a new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition, or new muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise). Anyone experiencing symptoms should not be permitted in the venue/establishment. Screenings should be conducted in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations.
All shared items must be disinfected between each use to the extent practicable. Employees must wear masks over their nose and mouth while working at their place of employment. Spectators must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times, and ten feet of physical distance must be maintained between spectators who are not Family members as defined in Executive Order 72.