Return to Play Guidance

Updated 29th March 2021

From 29th March 2021, goalball is once again allowed to be delivered indoors, where an exemption is in place for ‘organised’ sport for people with a disability, and outdoors, where ‘organised’ outdoor sport is permitted. You can read the full announcement here:

As it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our community, we must be clear with the definition of ‘organised’ in the context of goalball.

Organised goalball definition:

Goalball activity formally organised by Goalball UK, a club, public body, qualified instructor, company, or charity, and which follows Goalball UK return to play guidance.’

‘Any informal or self-organised sport can only take place within the legal gathering limits which otherwise apply.’

Current Guidance Documents

Indoor – Download Indoor Return to Play Guidance, Version 8 by clicking here

Outdoor – Download Outdoor Activity Guidance, Version 1 by clicking here

Club Support

Goalball Giveaway (outdoor)

The ‘Goalball Giveaway’ is to support individuals who want to be active with a goalball again but are without access to a sports hall. For more information about the giveaway criteria, please visit the link here.

Club PPE Grant

Grant of £100 to contribute towards purchasing essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning equipment. To access this grant, please complete the Goalball UK COVID-19 club registration form.

Dedicated Contact

We have set up a dedicated COVID-19 email to deal with all enquiries related to return to play. This will help us manage your enquiry and provide a response ASAP. It will also allow us to create a FAQ section on this page as we progress through the process.

Return to Play Webinar

Thank you to those who attended the return to play webinar 26th August 2020. The recording can be found via the Youtube video below.

Useful Resources & FAQ’s

This section hosts a number of documents and links to support your club or organisation return to play.

We have also created a frequently asked questions page that can be found following the link here: