In line with publication of the Scottish Government’s Framework, Netball Scotland will, on the 5th of April 2021 enter Phase B of our #SafetyNet Return to Netball Routemap, and as such we have re-introduced our Age Group Guidance Permitted Activity Framework to provide guidance on what activity is permitted for each age group.

An overview of Permitted Activity Guidance per age group can be found here!

Information on the Modified Game can be found here!

The updated Return to Netball Guidance can be found on our updated Return to Netball Hub here.

Netball Training and Fitness Activities are still permitted for the following age groups:

  • Members aged 11 Years and Under, Outdoors
  • Members aged 12-17 Years, Outdoors
  • Members aged 18+ Years, Outdoors

Modified Game Permitted Activity is permitted for the following age groups from the 5th of April 2021:

Our Fun 5z Modified Guidance can re-commence for:

  • Members aged 11 Years and Under, Outdoors

We are delighted to confirm that our Modified Game Plan can now take place temporarily for:

  • Members aged 12-17 Years, Outdoors until the 25th April*

Netball Scotland’s Permitted Activity is aligned to the Scottish Government’s own phased exit from current Level 4 restrictions, and in line with consultation from Sportscotland.

Important Information:

Members should implement the Modified Game rules in conjunction with Netball Scotland’s Return to Netball Guidance and the Scottish Governments Strategic Framework.

It is the club’s responsibility to ensure they are holding activities relevant to their current Permitted Activity Level as set out in Netball Scotland’s Permitted Activity Guidance.

Travel Overview:

Participants should, where possible, avoid any unnecessary travel out of area and keep journeys within area to an absolute minimum. Full details of the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on Travel and Transport can be accessed here

Under 11’s and 12-17 Travel

  • Participants aged 17 years or under can travel to and from Level 0, 1 and 2 areas to take part in organised sport, training, and fitness activity.
  • Children and young people can also travel to and from a Level 3 or 4 area, if for example, they belong to a club which is just outside their own local authority area. They should however travel no further than necessary to take part in the organised activity.
  • Children and young people living in a Level 3 or 4 area should only travel out with their local government area (up to 5 miles) to take part in informal exercise such as walking, running or cycling which starts and finishes at the same place. Such activity should follow Scottish Government ‘Stay Local’ guidance.

18+ Travel

  • Participants aged 18 years or over can travel to and from Level 0, 1 and 2 areas (but not Level 3 or 4) to take part in organised netball training and fitness activity.
  • Adults living in a Level 3 or Level 4 area should only travel locally (within their own local government area) to take part in organised netball training and fitness activity.
  • Adults living in a Level 3 or Level 4 area should only travel out with their local government area (up to 5 miles) to take part in informal exercise such as walking, cycling, golf or running that starts and finishes at the same place. Such activity should follow Scottish Government ‘Stay Local’ guidance.

You can also find some Travel FAQs here!

Why Travel Restrictions?

Netball Scotland have provided guidance in line with the Scottish Government’s advice for travelling safely within Scotland.

As a nation we must do all we can to stop the spread of the virus. We want to be able to protect our sport and the netball family as much as possible in this ever-changing landscape which is why we must set out this guidance in line with the Scottish Governments ‘Stay Local’ guidance.

We thank the Netball Family for standing with us!

Final Comments from the team at Netball Scotland:

We have always said brighter times are coming, the momentum of our sport will not slow down, we are already beginning to see out sport emerge from this pandemic with a new outlook. #NetballReady clubs have been embracing our #NetsGoOutdoors campaign and are returning to training outdoors, this is a new and exciting direction for our sport and one we hope to see as a permanent option for the future of netball. Let’s get outdoors, let’s be seen and let’s get our voices heard. Together we will come out of this stronger. This is Netball and this is the #PowerOfSport.