Good hygiene for sport and physical activity
Tue 18th Sep 2018 @ 08:07:48 (288 Views)

Posted By : James Bolton

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Public Health England supported by The FA and other governing bodies has agreed key messages and visuals regarding hygiene. The idea is to keep this a generic message for all sports and all surface types i.e. not just football and 3G pitches, especially given the recent BBC article about a rugby player who lost his leg due to a cut obtained on a grass pitch which was neglected and became so badly infected they had no alternative but to amputate.

The campaign offers a variety of information and resources that have been produced that you can share via on your websites and social media to get the message to key partners such as clubs and leagues and other key stakeholders.  The Football Foundation will be writing to all funded facilities directly.

  • The ‘Good hygiene for sport and physical activity guide’ and corresponding designed materials are can be accessed online and downloaded here:
  • Hosting on owned channels - when hosting content in this way, please ensure all documents are uploaded as necessary, or that the correct URL is posted, linking visitors to the below landing page where the materials can be downloaded:
  • Social media - Social media is a quick and easy way to alert your wider audience of the new guidance document and hygiene materials. Please refer to the tips in the ‘Good hygiene for sport and physical activity guide’ to draft posts for your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn channels (as well as Snapchat as applicable). Top tips:
    • The square images provided are the most appropriate dimensions for Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn – please ensure a square image accompanies posts on these channels
    • For Instagram, all six square images can be uploaded in one post (known as a carousel), allowing the user to swipe through the hygiene messages in sequence
    • For Twitter, please use the Twitter cards provided (these appear as rectangular images and have been supplied in the most appropriate dimensions for Twitter)
    • In all of your posts please include the hashtag #StayHealthyKeepActive and the URL http://www.groundsmanship.co.uk/sportshygiene   
    • Dissemination to your wider network – County FA’s can disseminate the new materials to a wider network as appropriate and to help you do so, please refer to the below drafted communication, that you can amend as desired:

If you have any further questions please call Mark Wozniak tel : 0114 261 5500 SHCFA

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