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Health Protocols for the BFA

Players or officials showing any sign of illness must get immediate medical attention, report it to their club and submit a health certificate before returning to training and/or matches. Coaches and players are also required to declare if a member of their household has tested positive for COVID-19 and are required to withdraw from participating until cleared.

Team physios will wear PPE when in direct contact with players.

There will be no pre-match handshakes. Match balls will be sanitized prior to Kick Off.

If a player becomes unwell during a match, they must be sent home and should seek medical advice.

If a player is unwell and waiting for collection, they should be isolated in a Quarantine Room. Depending on the player’s age, an adult will supervise until the player is collected.

If there is a confirmed COVID-19 case at any club, the following measures are to be followed:

A player or coach who develops symptoms should be sent home. They are advised to seek medical advice and self-isolate for 14 days. Their household members should also self-isolate for 14 days.

In this scenario, all coaches and other players are required to get tested.

Contact information should be gathered. This includes the players and coaches who may have met the infected person that day and the preceding 7 days.

When players/coaches test negative, they can return to playing.

If players/coaches test positive, the Club will:

Consider immediate closure consulting with the Department of Health, the Executive Committee, and the COVID-19 Officer.

Contact-trace to identify individuals or groups who may have been exposed.

Strongly recommend that all coaches and players who were in contact with the positive case self-isolate and be tested.

Perform a sanitizing deep clean throughout the club/facility.

The BFA is the island’s official football governing body. Founded in 1928, the BFA oversees the Bermudian national team. They are also a member of CONCACAF football federation.

They are a non-profit organization (registered Charity #331), with the mission of encouraging and promoting football in Bermuda.
For further information contact: Tel: 295-2199. Email: bfa@bermudafootball.com. Facebook: Bermuda Football Association. Website: www.bermudafa.com.
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