Covid 19 Information & Guidance

As of Monday 19 July, the rule modifications that we were following due to Covid-19 will conclude. Our leagues will return to the standard format of play on court. We still encourage our players and umpires to follow basic hygiene measures and exercise caution so please take the time to read the below information and pass it on to your team mates. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions or concerns.

Netball checklist during the pandemic

Player Guidance

Please take a few minutes to read our Return to Netball Player Guidance document. We have summarised the main points below:

  • 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 changing facilities are available so please arrive ready to play.

  • Try to maintain some form of social distance when lining up to sign in and use the hand sanitiser provided.

  • When asked by the umpire, line up on a side line for a nail check.

  • 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

  • Post-match hug circles or handshakes are not recommended. Players should try to exercise social distancing measures after the final whistle/when exiting the venue.

  • 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.

Playnetball thank you for your continued patience and support. We know you may have questions so do get in touch if you have any other concerns.