Return to Play Guidance

Update 10.12.21

After the Government’s announcement in England to move to Plan B, Goalball UK would like to confirm that goalball sessions and activities can continue to take place under the Goalball UK Return to Play Guidance. However, it is now even more crucial we continue to all follow the measures in place to protect the Goalball Family.

As a summary, our key messages and advice are:

  • Opt-In: opt-in into activity and be happy to attend based on the information available.
  • Self-Screening: self-screen before taking part in activity and do not attend if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.
  • Face Coverings: wear a face covering when inside the sports hall and venue unless you are on-court playing the game or being physically active in a warmup or cool down (exemptions apply).
  • Hand Washing: wash or sanitise your hands on a regular basis.
  • Social Distancing: where possible, keep a two-metre distance and consider the length of time of your interactions with people to help limit your contacts.

If you have any questions or circumstances that our guidance does not cover, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

With best wishes,

Mark Winder

Goalball UK

Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer

Current Guidance Documents

Indoor Return to Play Guidance, Version 11 (10/12/21)

Outdoor Activity Guidance, Version 2.

Club Support

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: