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Covid Risk Assessment for ECDA CH Show 6th June – Newark Show Groun March 21, 2021

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COVID-19 SPECIFIC – HEALTH & SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT – Eastern Counties DA – Newark Showground 6/6/21

Assessor: Ian J Seath    
Assessment Date: 16th March 2021  Revision No: 1Revision Date: 16/3/21
HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER: [INSERT NAME]  
COVID OFFICER: Ian J Seath  
              LIKELIHOOD   RATING 1 = Very Unlikely RATING 2 = Unlikely RATING 3 = Likely RATING 4 = Very Likely RATING 5 = Almost CertainSEVERITY   RATING 1 = No injury RATING 2 = Minor injury or illness RATING 3 = 7-day injury or illness RATING 4 = Major injury or illness RATING 4 = Fatality, disabling injury.  
Risk = Likelihood X Severity Acceptable Further controls Unacceptable Risk
NOTES:   The ranking of the risk is arrived at by multiplying the hazard severity number by the likelihood of occurrence number (see table above).   The Committee are responsible to ensure that the relevant people are aware of these risk assessments and that the control measures are carried out.   UK Government COVID-19 Guidelines to be followed at all times and all reasonable measures to manage risk will be in place.   Kennel Club guidelines for staging shows to be followed.   This Risk Assessment to work in conjunction with any guidelines provided by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society and the ECDA existing Risk Assessment for running a dog show.     ASSUMPTIONS:   This risk assessment is based on information available at the revision date on page 1 and the Government’s Covid-19 Response – Spring 2021 (Summary), published 22/2/21. It assumes the show event will take place outdoors during Step 3 of the government roadmap. Specifically:   Most businesses in all but the highest risk sectors will be able to reopen. In all sectors, COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place and businesses may not cater for groups bigger than the legal limits.  (The ECDA Show qualifies as a “business” as there is a commercial transaction between ECDA and exhibitors. The showground operates as a Covid-Secure business).   The government will also allow some larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number), and in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number). (We do not expect more than 150 people, which is well below the capacity of the venue and the event will be held outdoors)   Other relevant information for this risk assessment includes: – a statement by Prof. Mark Woolhouse (Feb. Commons Science & Technology Committee) that there is very little evidence of outdoor transmission. – evidence that the risk of covid transmission through surface contact is negligible (transmission is through airborne droplets) – evidence that the risk of covid transmission from a dog to a human is negligible   The show will follow government guidance in place on the date of the show, which may be different from that at the date of this risk assessment.                                   The Covid-19 risk assessment is meant to help protect the Exhibitors, Committee members, Judges, Stewards, General Public and Buildings.                                                                                                                                                                                
HazardConsequencesExisting controls (from government and KC guidance)Additional Mitigating Controls Residual Risk
    LSR
Potential for exposure to COVID-19 through asymptomatic or symptomatic individualsEvent attendees contracting COVID-19UK Government COVID 19 Rules MUST be followed: Wash hands regularlyFace mask to be worn indoors at all times by all individuals over the age of eleven unless covered under “reasonable excuse” covered in government guidelines.Make space at least 2 metres apart or minimise distance with other precautions.People should remain physically distanced from others outside of their householdContact information to be collected from each exhibitor if different from show entry form.Avoid sharing a car journey with anyone outside your household bubble if this is not possible all persons should wear a face mask.   Current COVID 19 advice made publicly available through website links or printed.   Clinically vulnerable participants should not attend.   Social distancing in accordance with current guidance, wherever possible at all times; where not possible then additional controls should be in place.   Number of exhibitors capped as per Kennel Club Guidelines   Participants asked prior to booking whether they have had COVID-19 or they are showing signs of the symptoms or anyone in their close family.   Participants to provide their own PPE, if required.   Participants are NOT to travel from areas currently under lockdown travel exclusions.   Venue for show MUST be in an area not under any national or local restrictions.   NHS COVID 19 App will be prominently displayed        Building one-way system in place for access egress to avoid pinch points and no loitering at these points.   Hand sanitizer available at building entry point and all persons entering and leaving the venue will be required to wash hands.   Walkways adequately sized to allow strict adherence to social distancing.   Judge to keep contact with dog to a minimum.   Judge to sanitise his hands after going over each dog.   Grooming table to be sanitised after each time it is used.   Handlers will be asked to show their own dogs’ teeth.   Handlers whilst exhibiting their dog must adhere to social distancing guidelines.   No Exhibitor showing COVID-19 symptoms to be allowed to participate in the show and will be asked to leave.   Exhibitors are requested to advise the Secretary if they develop any symptoms after the event so other exhibitors can be informed.   No seating within one metre at ringside.   Exhibitors advised to bring their own chairs if required.   Ring to have two points for access and egress clearly marked.   Ring numbers to be laid out and collected from table before entering ring.   Exhibitors will be advised to only collect their own number and not to touch any other number on the table.   Exhibitors to wait until their class has been called before entering the ring and not to congregate outside ring entry point.   Ring to be cleared by the Stewards before the next class is called into the ring.   Stewards to call class number both inside the ring and outside to ensure exhibitors wishing to stay in their vehicles should not miss their classes.   If ring is not large enough to accommodate all exhibits in one go to allow social distancing, then it may be necessary to have dogs in on rotation.   Any areas designated for crates with at least one metre between each designated area.   Exhibitors will be requested to keep movement around venue to minimum.   Exhibitors to familiarise themselves with venue layout to locate their rings. No loitering around other rings.   Exhibitors will be advised to only bring additional family members who are part of their bubble.   Depending on entry numbers, exhibitors may be told to stagger their attendance at the show. ‘Not before’ times to be posted prior to the show.   Dedicated parking attendant in place to ensure vehicles are parked 1 metre apart in designated areas.   Exhibitors bringing their own food and drink should take litter home with them.   Exhibitors should not allow another exhibitor to use their cages or grooming table.    144
            
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