Following confirmation from the Government we are delighted to confirm that as of Monday 29 March our community game in England can restart.
And we cannot wait to reunite our Netball Family on courts up and down the country at a time when sport and community have never been so important.
We are here to support you in every way we can to make your journey back on court a positive one, keeping you up to date with the latest Government guidance to ensure our game gets back up and running as safely as possible.
The main updates focus on travel, spectators and the rules around social distancing when not on court.
A reminder on what we already know:
Junior and senior netball club and league activity can restart outdoors across the country
All programme activity can also restart outdoors (Walking Netball, Back to Netball, Netball Now and Bee Netball)
Disabled people can take part in netball indoors
There will be no tournaments allowed to take place until later in the year (see updated roadmap)
No socials just yet
Key changes from previous guidance:
Travel for sport and exercise is permitted
Spectators aren’t permitted until further notice
When you’re not on court, before, during breaks and after activity, whilst in step 1, the rule of 6 must be adhered to
Important points to note:
All previous sport specific guidance still stands
Maximum of 30 participants per court not including coaches or officials
A maximum of one hour of close contact activity is permitted – warm up must be factored into this for a match (or done socially distanced)
Modified game rules, as shown below, must continue to be implemented