Covid-19 Information2021-04-06T22:03:43+01:00

Covid 19 Information & Guidance

WELCOME BACK! All of the information you need to know about our safe return to netball can be found here, including rule modifications, hygiene measures, FAQ’s and our updated T&C’s. Before your league restarts, please use the checklist below to ensure everyone in your team is ready to return. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions or concerns.

Getting back to Netball checklist

Player Guidance

  • All players should understand the risk involved in participating in netball activity. We have taken many steps to ensure the safety of all involved, but players attend at their own risk. Our Return to Netball Guidance document lists everything you need to know and is a MUST READ before your first game back.

  • All players (including fill ins) MUST be registered with Playnetball.com BEFORE they play. At each game, you will need to sign in by initialling next to your name on a paper sign in sheet. If your name is not on the sign-in sheet, this means you are not registered so you will be required to do so via your mobile phone on the night. It is VITAL for Playnetball.com to have a record of every player on every night, including Fill-Ins.

  • Only attend fixtures if you do not show any symptoms of Covid-19 and/or are not living in the same household as someone with a possible infection.

  • Limited toilets and no changing facilities available so please arrive ready to play, no earlier than 5 minutes before your fixture.

  • Remain socially distanced from each other while entering the venue and before your game. Specifically, you will need to line up 2 metres apart from one another when waiting to sign in. Use the hand sanitiser provided before and after signing in.

  • When asked, line up on a side line for a nail check. This is also when your umpire will provide a quick briefing on the rule modifications.

  • Adhere to the rule modifications

  • Exercise good hygiene by sanitising your own hands during ALL breaks.

  • No team huddles – maintain a 2 metre distance

  • Sharing of bibs should be discouraged and kept to an absolute minimum

  • Sharing of water bottles and other personal items is nor permitted.

  • No shouting

  • Post-match hug circles or handshakes are not permitted. Players should ensure social distancing is maintained at all times after the final whistle.

  • Captains are not required to sign the scorecard, they should verbally confirm with the umpires that they acknowledge the final score.
  • Umpires will share the scorecard digitally with Playnetball.com management and remain socially distanced from all players when noting down Player Points.

This is new for everyone (including us) so we thank you all for your patience and support. We know you may have many questions so check out our FAQs below which we will review regularly and update when necessary. Or simply get in touch if you have any other concerns.

Why do I need to register with Playnetball.com?2021-03-16T11:47:12+00:00

In line with our Covid-19 mitigation plan, all players MUST be registered with Playnetball.com BEFORE they play. It is vital that Playnetball.com have a record of every player on every night, and which games they have played in.

Where should we buy our bibs?2020-12-15T11:22:41+00:00

You can order them through us, taking advantage of our discount with Gilbert. Simply email Cassie to order, and your site manager will bring your bibs to your venue in time for your first game. If you want to buy your own, please buy the reversible kind so that you have 2 colour options for any game – or, of course, you can buy 2 different sets! Your team will be responsible for bringing your own bibs every week. We also ask that you keep bib swapping to an absolute minimum.

How am I supposed to defend from 4ft?2020-10-09T11:33:25+01:00

The modification requires players to be 4ft away from their opponent whilst static. As long as you are moving around your player – and not face to face with them – you can be a bit closer if necessary, although body on body contact is not permitted… and remember, a good defender NEVER stands still!

Can we still use fill ins?2020-10-09T11:29:32+01:00

Yes you can! Please remember though, that all players, including fill ins, must be registered with Playnetball.com BEFORE they play.