Score Centre, Oliver Road, London E10 5JY
London Metro FC Training Sessions
I am delighted to confirm that Metro Blind Sport are returning to football at the Score Centre in Leyton. Listed below are the guidelines for our return and I would kindly ask that you read these carefully. Should you have any questions about the information or require support in booking the sessions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
COVID Arrangements: Score Centre Leyton
We are excited about restarting sessions at the Score Centre and want to make sure that players, volunteers and other helpers feel as safe and comfortable as possible.
There are some changes that are in place and we will follow rules and guidelines from the venue, these may be subject to change as we go along and we appreciate your patience and co-operation as we adapt to the situation.
If you have any queries please let me know or speak to Charlie Raven before you attend or speak with Gareth Jones during the session.
It is essential to know the numbers in advance of who is coming. Please book your sessions so that we can gain relevant information for track and trace purposes. Players should not attend if they have not booked in advance.
All participants and workforce should take the pre-screening questionnaire before leaving home –and keep the results for 21 days.
Members, coaches and volunteers must NOT attend if they:
Have Covid-19 symptoms. List of symptoms can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
Have someone in their household who does have symptoms and is in isolation
Have been asked to remain at home by the UK Government track and trace system, or those that are in the clinically vulnerable group. Government advice is detailed here.
Before leaving the house to participate in activity, please check you:
Do not have symptoms of a high temperature (feeling hot, feeling cold, shivers, feeling under the weather).
Do not have a new persistent cough.
You have not got a loss of taste or smell.
You have not been in contact with a person with suspected COVID-19 within the past 48 hours.
You have not been advised to self-isolate due to a third party from another setting (i.e. school) that has been infected with COVID-19.
No-one within your household has COVID-19 symptoms as outlined above, which would require the whole household to go into isolation as guided by UK Government.
Individuals must not attend a session if any of the above are true.
Meet and Greet
We have always offered a meet and greet service for members for our football sessions from Leyton Tube Station. The current situation makes offering this service a challenge in the short term. Therefore, we would advise players to safely make their own way to the Score Centre wherever possible. If this is not possible then arrangements can be made. We will discuss guiding requirements with those players that have booked in to play 24 hours before the session, via email or text.
If guiding does occur to and from the station, this may be completed at differing times and may include verbal guiding.
The Score Centre requires players to enter the facility as a group and depart from the facility as a group. We ask that players, coaches and volunteers wait safely outside the front doors. Please note, the Score Centre includes other services, including a nursery, and other people may be waiting outside.
Toilets and changing rooms
Only the toilet areas are in use and the changing rooms are closed, therefore we recommend that you get changed before leaving home and have secondary clothing to wear once training has finished. Lockers are available if required.
There are several hand sanitising stations around the venue, but we ask you to bring your own, and encourage you to take advantage of drink breaks for regular hand sanitising. There is a wall-attached hand sanitising station on the right hand side as you enter the building. You are likely to be instructed by the centre staff to use this on entry.
There is a one way system onto the courts, and the Score Centre have been asking customers to leave via the fire exits on court. Please not that this is quite dark and therefore please take extra care.
Spectators are not allowed.
It is not a requirement to wear a face covering at the Score Centre and advice is not to wear one whilst playing football, please do however feel free to wear one where you feel that social distancing is not able to be maintained. Face coverings will be required if guiding occurs to and from the tube station.
Please ensure you bring your own equipment to use. Please ensure that footballs and other equipment is sanitised regularly.
By attending football sessions, you are personally opting into the session on the basis that you have received relevant information to make an informed choice. If you feel you do not have all the information required, please request further information, or do not attend.
Any person found deliberately or consistently breaking the guidance at the discretion of the Sport Leads or Metro Blind Sport staff set out by Metro Blind Sport will be asked to leave the activity with immediate effect.
In this instance details will be passed onto Metro Blind Sport as the organisation responsible for the measures in line with Government advice.
We look forward to seeing you all again, we hope these measures will enable you to enjoy the sessions, if unsure about anything please ask using the contact details below.