fotmh3 Covid-19 Hashing Guidelines and Risk Assessment – 12 October 2020.

Guidance for Hashers.

Please do not come if you or anyone in your household or support bubble are experiencing any symptoms.

Symptoms include a high temperature, new continuous cough, and the loss or a change in your sense of smell or taste.

Find out more about Covid-19 and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website, 

If you or someone you live with are at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19

you should take extra care to minimise contact with others from outside your household.

Taking part in the Hash may put you and those around you at higher risk.

It may not be the right decisions at this time.

The guidance indicates that everyone over 70 and those with certain underlying health conditions are considered to be clinically vulnerable. 

Please adhere to social distancing at all times. Please keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household

or support bubble where possible, or at least one metre with precautions such as wearing a face mask. 

Please bring your own hand sanitiser and mask. 

Please be aware of touching gates and stiles and sanitise afterwards or use your sleeve to open and shut gates etc. 

Please bring your own First Aid precautions as if you fall you will need to provide your own tissues, plasters and antiseptic wipes.

It’s also useful to have a dog poo or nappy bag to hand to put any used wipes in afterwards.

Please do not share food or drink to minimise contact. There will be no beer stops. 

There will be a Circle Up at the start to provide guidance on social distancing plus details of where to start.

Please stay in your allocated groups of six to start with, keeping two metres apart. Once we start walking

and spreading out please keep two metres apart, it’s everyone’s responsibility.

There won’t be a Down Down Circle at the end but if you do hang around to chat please do keep to social distancing rules. 

Please wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors. 

Possible Hazards.

Who might be harmed and how?

Risk mitigation measures.

Transmission of Covid-19 through close contact/meeting other people.

Hashers, members of the public.

Guidelines issued ahead of the Run.

Groups of six organised in advance.

Advice given at the start of the Run in the Circle Up on Social distancing – this is everyone’s responsibility.

Carry a face covering in case of incidents.

Ensure we have a record of who attended the run for contact tracing.

Transmission of Covid-19 through touching gates, stiles or fences.

Avoid touching gates and path furniture where possible.

Suggest Hashers bring hand sanitiser

Advise Hashers not to share food or drink