Updated on 11 November 2020
These guidelines refer to the NSA Squash Courts and are current at the time of writing but may be revised at any time
We can finally open our courts and return to different normality, with specific measures needed to apply. With the guidelines issued by the Cyprus Squash Association, we resume operation with the plan presented below:
Access to the courts
Squash courts will only be open to players who have permission to use the premises. For the operation of the courts, at least one staff member should be present.
Who has permission?
Permission is given to any NSA registered members, junior athletes, and visiting players who have either reserved a court or has an appointed training session or a league match. In a different case, an appointment should be made. Please contact us!
The Nicosia Squash Association is obliged, to keep records regarding the users of the courts, for safety and tracing purposes. The records relate to the day and time of booking, as well as the name and contact number of all users, and will be submitted daily to the Cyprus Sports Authority by 13:00 on the day of booking. Those who fail to submit the Consent form will unfortunately not be able to access the courts.
Not feeling well?
If you feel unwell and experiencing symptoms, don’t come to the courts and inform your opponent and the League director and immediately consult your personal doctor.
If you have displayed symptoms of COVID-19 you can resume play if your COVID-19 test proves negative.
If you have recently traveled abroad, better to avoid coming to the courts for at least 1 week.
Limitation of occupancy – Maximum numbers
The number of players allowed into the Squash court and at the adjacent spectator area at any time should be limited, preventing large gatherings and ensure there’s sufficient space to allow players to remain two meters from one another.
The number of players allowed into the Squash court and any adjacent spectator areas is 12, with a maximum number of players inside a squash court of 4 players. Maximum numbers should not be exceeded at any time.
Recommendation for NO spectators in the adjacent area.
Parents and guardians may enter the area, following the policy of the maximum number, for leaving and picking up their children.
Arriving at courts – Leaving the area
Players should arrive at courts maximum 10 minutes before their reservation and should leave the premises immediately and not more than 5 minutes after their reservation is concluded.
Hand sanitizer stations - Personal hygiene
Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available for players to use. At the assigned entrance of the courts, there will be sanitizer for players to sanitize their hands upon their arrival at the courts and should sanitize them regularly.
All players should clean their hands thoroughly on arrival and leaving.
Signs and markers
Signs are posted at the entrance to notify players that they should not enter if they have symptoms of COVID-19. Also, to make players aware of the physical distancing requirements, enhanced sanitation procedures, and any other instructions and limitations, as applicable.
Floor markings are also placed to indicate the expected 2-meter gap in spaces where more than 2 people may gather at any one time.
Training – games - reservations
Players may attend their training sessions, pre-appointed league matches set by the Association, and court reservation.
Athletes guidelines - On-court practice
Athletes are obliged to follow the COVID-19 player's guidance and on-court practice.
Changing rooms - Showers
The usage of changing rooms and showers is prohibited for the period until 30 November 2020.
Water cooling machines
Water cooling machines and water fountains are prohibited for use. Players should bring drinking water and use their own water bottles without sharing.