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COVID-19 Guidance, advice and updates

This page provides a central point for England Korfball guidance, advice and updates relating to Covid-19 and Return to Play plans.

(Updated 29th June 2022 )

As of 24 February, we are in the government’s ‘Living with Covid-19’ phase of their response to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that there are now no coronavirus-related legal restrictions in place.

However, we would like to take the opportunity to remind clubs and in turn their members, that it is important that the korfball community plays its role in keeping the risks of Covid-19 transmission through the delivery of Korfball to a minimum.

Participants may feel more comfortable to participate with additional measures remaining in place and this should be considered. Clubs and areas should consult with their participants around their needs and concerns, to ensure that sessions are delivered in a way that participants feel safe to engage with.

Stay at home/ self-isolation/ contact guidance

There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, England Korfball strongly recommends that you do not participate in any korfball activity and follow the Government guidance to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.


We would encourage members to continue to report to clubs if they have tested positive, to allow clubs to inform people at higher risk of becoming severely unwell if they are infected with COVID-19, that they have been a contact. Please only report cases to England korfball where there is a likelihood of transmission through korfball activity.

Social Distancing

It is recommended that clubs undertake reasonable measurers to ensure that members remain socially distanced wherever possible. These will depend on the logistics of your club and venues and should be factored into your club Risk Assessment.

To deliver korfball activity, England Korfball Clubs/Areas should:

  • Complete a Risk Assessment for each specific activity/venue. This must make reference to how Covid-19 risks are managed and minimised
  • Have a point of contact to co-ordinate any Covid-19 related matters. This may be a stand alone role, or part of another committee role.
  • Maintain an attendance register for all sessions
  • Have in place clear communication with participants to ensure that they understand current government guidance, especially in relation to self-assessment of Covid-19 symptoms and self-isolation


Guidance pre 27th January 2022

On-Court Guidance (23-07-21)

Off-Court Guidance (23-07-21)

Event Guidance (23-07-21)

Test and Trace Guidance (16-08-21)

Guidance pre19th July 2021

EK Update May 2021

EK Return to Play Briefing March 25 2021

EK Return to Play Briefing March 24 2021

EK Refereeing forum Jan 2021 Guidance Video

Outcomes from the Guarded Korfball feedback survey 20-12-18

EK RTP Briefing session 22nd October 2020- Recording 

EK RTP Nov 2020 Guidance Video

Before resumption of organised korfball activity clubs must:

  • Have completed their EK 2020-21 Affiliation (This includes full payment and completion of affiliation through Fixtures Live). A list of EK Affiliated clubs and areas can be found here
  • Have read and understood the England Korfball Return to Play plan
  • Complete a Risk Assessment for all activity
  • Register their COVID-19 Officer through the EK registration form
  • Have an attendance register for all sessions
  • Make sure they are up to date with any local restrictions in their area

Guidance Documents

England Korfball Return to Play Plan (26-05-21)

Road Map (28-02-21)

Test and Trace Guidance

Guarded Korfball Guidance Summary

Off-Court Guidance Summary (26-05-21)

Risk Assessment Template

Covid-19 Officer Registration form

England Korfball Safeguarding & Welfare Hub




England Korfball is in line with both England Basketball and England Netball regarding the exclusion of shouting from club training sessions and matches. This is directly based on the government guidance for team sport that clearly highlights the increased risk of droplet transmission through shouting.

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