Netballers, it’s time to prepare for your return to court

Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:17

Netballers, it’s time to prepare for your return to court

Following the Government's updated guidance going live late last night, England Netball are delighted to confirm that community netball is able to return this December nationwide, with the relevant safety protocols in place.

Across all tiers, training and competition may resume from Wednesday 2 December outdoors.

In tier 3 however there are some additional restrictions required within a training environment.

For netball organisations in tier 3, close contact time in training is now reduced from a maximum upper limit of 60 minutes to 40 minutes. This means small sided games and match play should not exceed 40 minutes in any given training session. Socially distanced warm ups and practices where players do not come within 1m of each other are not included in the 40 minutes. Close contact time in competition is not reduced, however any close contact activity prior to a match including half court needs to be factored into the 60 minute upper limit. COVID-19 Officers, please ensure coaches understand this so they can plan sessions accordingly.

For more information on National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) announcements please visit Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport - NGB Guidance for Restarting Activity (

(Source: England Netball)

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