It is important for each person to adhere to the recommendations of proper hand hygiene, coughing/sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, refrain from giving high fives, avoid face touching, avoid congregating together and wear a face mask.
Some other considerations for coaches include assessing the manner of training. Athletes should avoid physical closeness as much as possible. During training and warm-ups, coaches should focus on individual skills instead of competition, limit the time athletes spend time close together by doing full contact only in games, and limit the number of games. Coaches should avoid mixing groups of athletes during training, keeping groups together for each session/warm ups. Conditioning should be done socially distanced.
Coaches should also hold training/conditioning, practices or games in outdoor spaces when possible. Any indoor facilities should be properly ventilated. When indoors, if possible, doors and/or windows should be opened. (As long as this does not pose a risk to the athletes or attendees).
For practices and games, a contact person should be designated for communication should an athlete or family member develop symptoms or receive a COVID-19 diagnosis. A sign-in process or attendance sheet should be used so athletes can be traced in the event of a COVID-19 contact.