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 17th August 2021)
England Korfball warmly welcomed confirmation of the fourth stage of the roadmap from Monday 19 July.
Many restrictions have been lifted; however Covid-19 is still present and therefore it is vitally important that the Korfball community plays its role in keeping the risks of Covid-19 transmission through the delivery of Korfball to a minimum.
This guidance applies to all korfball activities delivered by England Korfball or an EK affiliated Club or Area. This guidance should be used from Monday 19th July 2021 until further notice.
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 an appointed and registered Covid-19 Officer (EK registration form)
- 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
- Continue to report to England Korfball, occurrences of 2 or more cases within a club, activity, match or tournament.
Though no longer a requirement, the use of previous additional Return to Play modifications i.e. Guarded Korfball is still permitted. 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.
Guidance pre19th July 2021
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
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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