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25.9.2020 - Public Health Instructions Given to Runcorn Town Football Club (Public Interest - High)

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Dear Halton Borough Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to make the following request for information in relation to a very important public health issue.

On the 25th September 2020, the North West Counties Football League (NWCFL) decided to postpone the final of one of its competitions (The Macron Cup) which was due to be hosted at Runcorn Town Football Club on 26th September 2020.

The NWCFL chairman asserted on Twitter that this decision was made in response to a "spectator ban" that had been imposed by Halton Borough Council (https://twitter.com/paullawler/status/13...).

Runcorn Town Football Club has stated the following:

"the council got in touch this morning [25.9.2020] and wanted revised risk assessment, copy of public liability insurance, a letter outlining what we've got in place to ensure social distancing and that the rule of six is adhered to. We did all that.

They didn't ask for a closed clubhouse but it would likely have been closed for the game in any case. This was a club choice.

They then came back strongly urging that the match take place without spectators present, and saying if we did go ahead with spectators then they wanted complete assurances that all health and safety and risk assessment measures had been met and that we detail how these measures will be implemented in practice.

The league and both clubs then discussed this and agreed to postpone until a later date rather than play without spectators."

Please provide copies of all correspondence, risk assessments, etc. that were exchanged, on 25th September 2020, between the Council, Runcorn Town, the NWCL and 1874 Northwich FC.

Please provide the information in the form of electronic copies.

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If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Roxburgh

Halton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Roxburgh

 

I apologise for the delay, as a result of Covid pressures within the
Public Health Team, there has been a back log in responding to Freedom of
Information requests.

 

Your response stated:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to make the
following request for information in relation to a very important public
health issue.

On the 25th September 2020, the North West Counties Football League
(NWCFL) decided to postpone the final of one of its competitions (The
Macron Cup) which was due to be hosted at Runcorn Town Football Club on
26th September 2020.

The NWCFL chairman asserted on Twitter that this decision was made in
response to a "spectator ban" that had been imposed by Halton Borough
Council
([1]https://twitter.com/paullawler/status/13...).

Runcorn Town Football Club has stated the following:

"the council got in touch this morning [25.9.2020] and wanted revised risk
assessment, copy of public liability insurance, a letter outlining what
we've got in place to ensure social distancing and that the rule of six is
adhered to. We did all that.

They didn't ask for a closed clubhouse but it would likely have been
closed for the game in any case. This was a club choice.

They then came back strongly urging that the match take place without
spectators present, and saying if we did go ahead with spectators then
they wanted complete assurances that all health and safety and risk
assessment measures had been met and that we detail how these measures
will be implemented in practice.

The league and both clubs then discussed this and agreed to postpone until
a later date rather than play without spectators."

Please provide copies of all correspondence, risk assessments, etc. that
were exchanged, on 25th September 2020, between the Council, Runcorn Town,
the NWCL and 1874 Northwich FC.

Please provide the information in the form of electronic copies.

 

Please find attached copies of correspondence between Halton Borough
Council and Runcorn Town FC/ NWFCL on the 25^th September 2020. We had no
direct correspondence with 1874 Northwich FC.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah

 

Sarah Johnson Griffiths, FFPH, FRSPH, UKPHR Reg. No. FR0561

Consultant in Public Health.

Halton Borough Council, Town Hall, Heath Road, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 5TD

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