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We implemented a system of forming groups of participants (called squads) of ten or less persons per squad and rotated the squads on five competition areas and introduced two sessions, morning, and afternoon.
The initiative focussed specifically on allowing members to return to weekly competitions while being compliant with the constantly changing COVID-safe plans as soon as possible after restrictions eased.
The design considered:
The design resulted in:
Five widely spaced competition areas set up by the participants for each weekly competition;
We have 300 members who regularly compete.
The Committee had a clear and pressing obligation to ensure members could re-invest their time in their preferred sporting activity. It also had to be sure that recommencement of competition would meet all COVID-safe obligations.
COVID-19 gave the impetus to introduce a significant change in the way our weekly competitions are run. The old ways were appropriate to the original small Club of 40 members, but not for a Club of 300 and growing.
The initiative has been a complete success.
An objective measure is that we have a 20 to 30% higher participation rate each Saturday. Comments from participants are almost all positive, in that:
This initiative has been so beneficial to members that it will certainly continue after the full removal of restrictions.