Updated: 26 January 2022
On 19th January, the UK Government announced that England will fully return to Plan A on Thursday 27th January, meaning face coverings are no longer required by law in any setting and that people are no longer required to work from home.
Prevalence of COVID-19 is still high and as such, individuals and employers are urged to act cautiously and consider the risk of COVID-19 when moving back to Plan A.
Public health guidance will remain in place, which suggests individuals should continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
Given this guidance, we encourage clubs and venues to consider the health and safety of themselves, their workforce and players, and therefore continue to recommend the following:
- wear a face covering when inside a club/venue mixing with others you do not usually mix with (except when playing)
- use hand sanitiser where it is provided
- continue to wash your hands frequently, in particular before and after games
- do not wipe your hands on the walls.
Employers and organisations will still have a legal duty to manage risks to those affected by their business, and are advised to maintain appropriate procedures (such as conducting a risk assessment). Existing Step 4 (Plan A) advice and recommendations for squash clubs/venues and coaches can be downloaded below. Please note, further updates may be introduced at a later date.