With the national lockdown due to end 2nd December 2020 and confirmation in the Government’s Winter Plan that organised disability sport is exempt, we will be following our guidance we set out before we entered the lockdown.

Guidance applicable from 2nd December 2020

  • Affiliated club goalball, across all age groups, can be delivered across all tiers strictly following the Goalball UK Return to Play guidance. In relation to tier 3 the additional restriction applies; no person should travel to a tier 3 area or travel outside their own tier 3 area to participate, coach, or volunteer in goalball activity.
  • Education institutions should continue to follow internal guidelines regarding activity for their students in indoor sports facilities. If activity is allowed, the institution should follow the Goalball UK Return to Play guidance.

These changes have been made in section 11. Future Lockdowns in the latest version of our guidance here.

We hope this is welcomed news and allows the goalball community to return (again) to the sport we all love.

To find out which tier your area is in please visit; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/full-list-of-local-restriction-tiers-by-area#tier-1-medium-alert

We urge affiliated clubs and members of the goalball family to continue to get in touch at Covid@goalballuk.com if they have any questions and or require support with their return to play plans, we are here to help!

Stay safe.

Best wishes

Goalball UK