6 November 2020

Hannah Stockley


Following on from the government announcement on Saturday 31st October, England Korfball has been awaiting further guidance and clarification on how this will affect Korfball. Further government guidance has now been published (general here, school specific here and higher education here).

We are now able to confirm that in light of these restrictions:

–          Sports clubs/facilities are closed.

–          All organised community sport is not permitted,

–          Schools and colleges are able to work with external coaches, clubs and organisations for curricular activities such as playing korfball, where they’re satisfied that it’s safe to do so during school hours or as part of registered childcare activities where the primary purpose is childcare.

–          1:1 training/coaching outside in an outdoor public place is allowed as long as social distancing is observed.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognise the truly outstanding effort our members have made to continue Korfball’s Return to Play. We view the latest national restrictions to be a pause in this journey and will be supporting our membership to ensure that they are able to resume activities as soon as possible on the lifting of restrictions. Thank you to our clubs and areas who have completed their membership affiliation for 2020-21.

We encourage our membership to support the petition calling on the government to instigate emergency funding in the form of a Sports Recovery Fund to ensure sport clubs, fitness and leisure facilities – the lifeblood of communities across the nation – can remain open and survive.

In light of the new national restrictions Sport England have released updated guidance and also reopened their Return To Play funding support.