Greenock Morton Community Trust (GMCT), is committed to the health and safety of employees, volunteers, participants and members of the public. In response to the current concern regarding COVID-19 we will continue to deliver our projects as planned. We have made the decision to postpone three projects as a precaution as these projects work with our most vulnerable groups. At this time, we have no cause for concern, however this will be monitored on a day to day basis. If this was to change we will provide an update via our social media channels and groups.
At present we encourage all our employees, volunteers and participants to adhere to the “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” routine. As directed by the Scottish FA, SYFA and SWF we encourage all players and coaches to refrain from shaking hands pre and post-match / training.
GMCT understand these are preventative measures and have the following policy and procedure in place for the safety of employee’s volunteers and members of the public:
- In the case that an employee, volunteer or participant has travelled to a country or region identified by the UK Government as a category 1 risk is asked to self-isolate for 14 days, and follow procedures found on the NHS Scotland website. The employee or volunteer should also contact the Chief Executive, or a member of the board of trustees as soon as possible.
- We would ask members of the public who have recently returned from a category 1 area to respect the health of our employees, volunteers and participants by remaining at home.
- In the event that an employee, volunteer or participant contract COVID-19, we ask that they do not return to GMCT until they are advised that is safe to do so by a medical professional.
If an employee, volunteer or participant presents with COVID-19 and becomes unwell within GMCT activities and has recently come back from an area affected by COVID-19 the following procedure should be followed, as advised by the NHS:
- The person affected should get at least 2 metres away from other people, preferably behind a closed door.
- The affected person should avoid anything.
- The affected person should cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in the bin, or if tissues are unavailable cough and sneeze into the crook of their elbow.
- If possible, the affected person should use a separate bathroom.
- If possible, the unwell person should use their own mobile phone to call either NHS 24 (111) OR in the case that they are seriously ill contact 999. They should tell the operator their symptoms, and if they have returned from abroad in the last 14 days.
For further information about COVID-19 please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19.
Your cooperation on this is hugely appreciated, if there are any concerns/ queries please feel free to contact Brian McLaughlin.
Greenock Morton Community Trust