Many of our youth are back on the court this volleyball season. Fortunately, few things help enforce social distancing quite as well as a net, but still, there are many other steps we need to take to keep our players safe. USA Volleyball recently released a statement recommending clubs and facilities adhere to stringent federal, state, and local guidelines before, during and after any volleyball activity. Here are our key takeaways:
- Temperature checks for all participants.
- Disinfect the venue and all equipment.
- Ensure all participants (players and coaches) are symptom free before participating in any activities.
- Provide sufficient hand washing and/or sanitizing stations. When soap and water are not available, try an Athletic Body Wipe do the trick.
- Outline proper social distancing guidelines.
- Sanitize the venue and disinfect the balls between matches.
- Enforce Social Distancing.
- Modify drills to limit/reduce social distancing violations including high fives, huddles and team meetings.
- Use hand whistles in lieu of regular whistles when possible.
- Refrain from touching face, nose, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.
- Sanitize and disinfect all surfaces and volleyballs used during club activities.
- Get a personal size hand and body-cleanse-spray-unscented-8oz spray to take with you.
Implementing these guidelines will reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 for players and coaches. But just what products are the best to use? The CDC recommends using a product with at least 70% isopropyl alcohol to extinguish Covid-19 germs. Matguard's surface disinfectant products and body line of products meet these guidelines, so you can send your player on the court safely.