Guildford H3 COVID-19 risk assessment

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Date of assessment/review:Assessed by:Version:Next assessment review:
Tuesday, 29 September 2020Gareth Morris2Sunday, 1 November 2020
What are the hazards?Who might be harmed?Level of riskLikely harmWhat are we already doing to mitigate this hazard?Do we need to do anything else to mitigate this hazard?Resulting Risk
Transmission of COVID-19 by a symptomatic individualAnyone in close contact with infected individualMedMedAsking anyone who feels ill to stay away
Pre-run health check during registration
Ask any hashers who turn up with symptoms to exclude themselves and go home
Implement an ‘back-up hare’ strategy
Low
Transmission of COVID-19 by a symptomatic individualAnyone in close contact with infected individualMedMedReducing contacts and time in contact:
Limiting numbers of hashers in contact by running in pods
Requiring hashers to pre-register with an appropriate pod in order to be allowed to run. The faster runners should be in the first pod, the slower runners in the last pod.
Asking car-sharers to register for the same pod
Asking pods not to arrive early and to disperse after the run to avoid overlap with other pods
Not having whole-pack starting or closing circles
Remind pods not to mix before, during, or after runsLow
Transmission of COVID-19 by a symptomatic individualAnyone in close contact with infected individualMedMedSocial distancing:
Asking hashers to maintain 2 metre distance in car park and on trail at all times where possible with other pod members and the general public
Asking hares to use large car parks which enable social distancing
Asking hares to use routes with different out and in trails to avoid pods overlapping
Asking hares to plan checks in areas where social distance can be maintained, and to not make them too difficult in order to maintain separation between pods
Remind each pod about maintaining 2 metre social distancing, including at checks, before they set off
Issue guidance to future hares to help them plan their trail
Low
Transmission of COVID-19 by a symptomatic individualAnyone handling shared equipment/gate posts etc.LowMedMinimising shared equipment:
Not providing hash beer/crystal at end of run or having drink stops
Remind hashers to bring own hand sanitiser
Provide hand sanitiser if we decide to start providing hash beer
Ask checking chicken to use own flour
Low
Transmission of COVID-19 by a symptomatic individualAnyone in close contact with infected individualMedMedGeneral precautions:
All runs/physical meet-ups to take place outside where risk of transmission is reduced
None
Transmission of COVID-19 into wider communityAnyone in close contact with potentially infected individualMedMedTrack & trace:
Requiring hashers to provide contact details at registration
Remind hashers to let us know if they have a positive test/become symptomatic post-run
Provide registration lists to NHS track & trace as required
Low
Transmission of COVID-19 by minors due to not understanding the above proceduresAnyone in close contact with potentially infected individualMedMedMinors are expected to be accompanied by a guardian who is responsible for their behaviour on a runCheck that any minors and their guardians are familiar with the above proceduresLow
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