Is it still netball?
In a word, yes! Despite the changes, the modified game still looks and feels very much like the version we know and love. Contesting for the ball is very much permitted providing players are involved in the phase of play. If you have further questions about any of the rule modifications please don’t hesitate to contact us and, where appropriate, we will add some clarification to our Covid FAQ’s.
You will be reminded of rule modifications at the start of each game. Circle players must take particular care of adhering to the modifications in the circle, and will be continually prompted to do so. All Playnetball.com umpires and site managers have undergone training on these modifications and will provide constant reminders from the side lines before, during and after your games.
All match play and competition will be played to these rules until we hear otherwise from England Netball.