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Updated 19 July 2021

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ALL PLAYERS, OFFICIALS AND STAFF MEMBERS.

In order to participate in our leagues, each and every time all players, officials and staff members confirm that:

If any of the above statements cannot be quantified then you MUST NOT participate. By participating you are thereby confirming the above to be factual.

VENUES / TRACK AND TRACE

Leagues4You operates in venues across England and Wales. Each location has made an individual assessment based on whether they can facilitate safe activities within their facilities. Where they choose to have activities or services remain closed, please respect this decision.

Track and Trace. Many venues are operating Track and Trace. All participants must follow the venue guidelines and requests. In some instances Track and Trace will be carried out by Leagues4You. Please follow local instructions.

We hold data on all captains and work on the assumption that captains are present at all their team matches. It is the captains responsibility to ensure that a record of all players attending matches is kept for a minimum period of 21 days. If a captain isn’t present then one must be nominated in order to ensure a register of players is taken. We will share the contact details of our captains, officials and staff with NHS Test and Trace (England) and NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect upon request. If you do not want your contact details to be shared, please let your local coordinator know (applicable for England only).

GAMES AND OTHER ALTERATIONS

Following England and Wales recent government announcements to end almost all legal restrictions on social contact, we can now confirm that netball can return in its standard form on court without any COVID-19 rule modifications.

Whilst this is an exciting moment for our sport, the safety of the Netball Family is of the utmost importance to us. So, to enable the game on court to return to normal whilst still reducing the risk of transmission, we will leave in place some of the off court risk mitigations, for example sanitisation protocols. Also, in line with Government guidance anyone that tests positive for COVID-19 must not attend any netball activity and should isolate for 10 days. 

All matches will now be 3 x 12 minutes in duration on indoor and outdoor courts.

You are no longer limited on how many matches you can play.

Before and after each match all players must use hand sanitiser. Wales only – the ball must be sanitised by the home team on before, after and at each interval, hand should also be sanitised at each interval as well as before and after the game.

The use of L4Y balls prior to the match starting is prohibited. You may bring your own.

Leagues4You will not be providing bibs. We understand for some teams this may be a challenge but we trust you accept this decision as the best way to mitigate risk of contamination. We are happy to loan our bibs to teams (subject to deposit). This will be on a first come first served basis. Alternatively, your coordinator can advise you where the best value bibs can be purchased or if you are feeling crafty how you can make your own.

Players must remain 1.2m from League Officials at all times.

Limit contact with teams that have played previously. Be mindful of matches ending and players leaving and the subsequent “bottle necking”.

We advised you limit shaking hands or high fives.

All fixtures must be paid online. You will only be charged when you have a fixture.

Any cash payment to umpires must be contactless. The money must be placed in an envelope with your team name written clearly. No change will be given.

We recommend that you avoid car sharing and arrive at games on your own.

IS IT STILL SAFE TO PLAY?

Yes! In addition to the extra efforts we are making and our venue partners to ensure the facilities are clean and hygienic, we would like to emphasise the vital role that exercise and activity play in maintaining a strong immune system. Being fit and healthy helps to fight many infections and we encourage you to lead active lives throughout this period.

Let’s work together to keep ourselves safe and healthy.

We encourage you to help reduce the spread of the virus through good personal hygiene. This includes:

We’ve also produced a handy guide which summarises the key alterations. Remember we are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

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