BRITISH AMERICAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 
CLUB MEMBERS COVID-19 RISK INFORMATION (TO SEND TO ALL MEMBERS)
PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD RISK INFORMATION 


This information sheet aims to inform you of those who are most at risk should they contract COVID-19. You should identify whether you or a member of your household is at higher risk. If you are, please discuss the risk of returning to American Football with your GP and your Coach / Club COVID-19 Officer to make an informed decision as to whether returning to group American Football is appropriate and safe for you and your family. While research around risk is ongoing, we simply hope to inform you so you can make the right decision for you and your household. 
If any of the following statements apply to you or a household member, then this means that either you or a household members risk is increased. If it applies to a household member then you need to discuss it with your GP and the household member to make a decision on if a return to American Football is appropriate in a group setting, as it is possible to pass on the virus to a more vulnerable individual. 
Please refer to Government guidance linked below: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 

Statements apply to YOU or your HOUSEHOLD
  • Had a solid organ transplant

  • Undergoing treatment currently or in last 6 months for any cancer

  • Currently taking or in the last 6 months have taken immunosuppressant medication

  • Have a respiratory condition including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD)

  • Have any rare diseases or inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell)

  • Pregnant

  • Aged 70 or older

  • Have one or more of the underlying health conditions listed below:

  • Chronic (long-term) mild to moderate respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),emphysema or bronchitis

  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy

  • Diabetes

  • A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets

  • Being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)

  • Are you providing caring responsibilities for anyone meeting any of the above criteria?

Should any of the above statements apply to you or your household, please notify your Coach / Club COVID-19 Officer and discuss it with your GP and the household member to make a decision on if a return to American Football is appropriate in a group setting.

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