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Masking Guidance

Universal Masking Guidance

EPYSA COVID-19 Update - Masking May 10,2021

EPYSA COVID-19 Masking Guidance April 30, 2021

Following the guidance provided in the EPYSA Advisories above, this table represents the current expectations  of players, coaches, and spectators while attending games, practices, and other soccer-related activities at Patriot FC facilities.

Scenario 

Mask Requirement Guidance Source 
Youth Player (not vaccinated)
No - while actively playing**See EPYSA May 10, 2021 COVID-19 Update
Youth Player (fully vaccinated) No*See EPYSA April 30, 2021 COVID-19 Masking
Coaches, Referees, and Spectators (not vaccinated)Yes*See EPYSA April 30, 2021 COVID-19 Masking
Coaches, Referees, and Spectators (fully vaccinated)No*See EPYSA April 30, 2021 COVID-19 Masking

 

*As noted in the EPYSA Advisory Notes, local rules and restrictions may be more or less restrictive than our community of Bucks County.  Teams, players, and spectators traveling outside our community are subject to COVID-19 protocols set in place by those communities and organizations. 

**Unvaccinated players may remove masks while actively engaged in soccer-related activities: warm-ups, games, and practices.  They must wear a mask while on the sidelines, in a team huddle, at halftime, and walking to and from their car to the field.  In addition, Patriot FC continues to recognize the Section 3 exception providing athletes with the ability to use discretion to remove their masks.  As noted in the EPYSA Advisory, no proof or medical note is required. 

For those players, coaches, referees, and spectators in attendance that are not required to wear a mask, Patriot FC supports the individual’s or family’s option/choice to continue to wear a mask during soccer play regardless of the federal, state, or local guidance that may allow otherwise.

Game Day Procedures

The goal of these guidelines is to deliver the safest game day environment possible.  Implementing these procedures will require coordination between clubs, teams, players, spectators, referees, and volunteers.

Patriot FC team managers or safety officers will communicate these Game Day Procedures and any facility-specific guidelines to their opponents prior to hosting a home game. 

All players, coaches, trainers, spectators, referees and volunteers are expected to follow these procedures without exception.  Failure to do so can result in a discontinuation of the competition.

PRE-GAME PROCEDURES

  • Health check by parent or guardian on player to ensure regular temperature and no symptoms of sickness before every game.

  • No player or coach can attend a game if they have a temperature >100.4 or are feeling unwell.

  • Each player must have their own equipment, including ball, cleats, shin guards, jersey, etc.

  • Players should bring hand sanitizer, tissues, and any other personal health items they may require.

  • No player should arrive earlier than 45 minutes before the scheduled game time.

GAME PROCEDURES

  • Every Patriot FC team will have at least one safety officer who is responsible for enforcing these procedures.

  • Visiting teams should self police their coaches, players and spectators.

  • See "Masking Guidance" for questions about who needs to wear a mask.

  • Spectators are asked to not walk through the field of play - please walk around the field to get to your sideline.

  • No sharing water bottles or food or equipment of any kind, including goalkeeper gloves, shirts, etc.

  • No spitting.

  • No high fives.

  • No handshakes before, during, or after the game.

  • No group celebrations.

POST GAME PROCEDURES

  • No end-of-game handshakes with opposing team nor the referees.

  • Teams & their spectators must remove all belongings and trash from their technical area & sideline.

  • Please exit the field as quickly as possible to allow time for the next group to arrive and warm up before their game.

See protocols for reporting COVID-19 or other communicable disease exposure.

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Game Field Layout

Teams and their spectators will be located on opposite sides of the field.  Follow park signage for HOME Team or AWAY Team Sidelines.    The field-of-play is reserved for coaches and players, spectators should walk around the field to get to your sideline.


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