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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 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.


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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