With the sports scene cautiously re-energizing around the globe, the WSF-World Squash Federation
has issued a document of recommendations for the post-covid-19 fixtures.
The WSF has emphasized of their intention that the medical guidelines of the country or state are
not to be strictly replaced by these guidelines. These are purely released to aid the countries to
devise their plan for dealing the situation in their locality, as some countries have been affected
more than the others and need more strict protocols.
The salient features of the WSF guidelines are:
- Clubs should start to reopen as soon their federation permits them.
- The federations have also been requested to share any useful information to make the return of the sport, safe and sound.
- The clubs have been urged to limit the opening hours to reduce as much exposure as possible of the players as well as the staff members.
- Club members which are more vulnerable to the virus, for example, the ones who are above 50 years of age, should be dedicated some hours out of the course of the day.
- The other club members must also book their time at the club beforehand and arrive at the club only 15 minutes earlier than the booked time.
- No visitors shall be allowed to enter the premises.
- Parking lots or any other hall or room, away from the squash courts, should be utilized as a waiting spot if necessary.
For inside the courts the basic guidelines are:
- The players must not touch any walls and should bring their own bat and ball.
- The rental services of the equipment must be ceased for now.
- They should sanitize their hands and equipment frequently, and do not share any water bottles or towels.
- Further, the people inside, including the staff and the club members must observe a distance of at least 2 meters from each other and wear gloves at all times.
- Putting up signs which show the gap of two meters has been encouraged.
- The clubs have also been encouraged to put up a live screen for the reception desk to minimize any risk of the spread of the virus.
- Multiple posters may be hung on different places to highlight the importance of these measures and to raise more awareness of the deadly virus.