THE Institute of Groundsmen have created a COVID-19 section on their website.
The section is a central hub collating relevant information in relation to Coronavirus for the convenience of members working and volunteering in the grounds management sector.
Phil Jeggo, Regional Pitch Advisor East for the IOG, said: “We have utilised the information issued by other expert organisations like Perennial, Money Advice Service, NGBs, NHS and Chartered Institute of Professional Development.
“The aim of the Covid-19 section is that from this information professionals, volunteers, the self-employed, employers/corporates etc can make their ‘own’ informed decision, with their employers or local grassroots club committee as appropriate, regarding ‘if to work’ and if they do so then adhere to appropriate grounds management in line with Government and NHS guidelines.
“This will be an evolving and dynamic area of our website as new information/guidelines come out and previous information/guidelines become redundant or superseded.”
To visit the COVID-19 section click here
The IOG have also been working closely with various National Governing Bodies to offer advice and guidance on what works may be possible to be carried out throughout this period, and, what works may be required once sport resumes.
Phil Jeggo is pictured (above right) with Tim Parker of Parkers Pitches during judging for the Suffolk FA Groundsman of the Year competition sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd in February.
The interim advice for football can be downloaded below