Return to Play

Our Return to Play page for dodgeball details the specific return to play guidance for each of the 4 home nations. Please ensure you follow the specific guidance for your nation and contact your facility provider in order to begin playing dodgeball again.

We also have specific guidance to assist schools return to dodgeball within their PE lessons available here:
SPECIFIC SCHOOL GUIDANCE

If you have any questions regarding the Return to Play guidance in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales please contact us via [email protected]

We hope you are able to enjoy returning to dodgeball safely and we look forward to seeing you on court soon. This page will be updated upon any new changes to the guidance in each nation.

Our Return to Play Guidance for dodgeball in England was approved on the 31st July 2020 by the Department for Culture Media & Sport and Public Health England.

As club leads please take your time to read the guidance carefully as guidance is different in each home nation.

Following government regulations that came into effect from the 24th September 2020 indoor dodgeball for adults must adhere to the updated guidance regarding the rule of 6. You can find specific guidance on this update and what it means for your adult dodgeball sessions here – 24th September Update.

Since the 2nd October 2020 University & College dodgeball taking place in a formal capacity at Universities and Colleges in England is not subject to the rule of 6 and can follow the return to play guidance below.

All under 18’s dodgeball must still follow the return to play guidance below

All dodgeball clubs must have a Covid Officer. Please view the following Covid Officer Guidance Document for further information.

Return to Play Guidance – England

Local Covid Alert Levels – 3 Tier System

From 14th October 2020 the UK Government brought in a new 3 tier system that has a direct impact on dodgeball.

If you are in a medium risk area
– Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed.

If you are in a high risk area
– Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport

If you are in a very high risk area
– Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport.

The government will also seek to agree additional interventions in consultation with local authorities in very high risk areas, this includes:
– Closing venues such as leisure centres and gyms (while ensuring provision remains available for elite athletes, youth and disabled sport and physical activity).

You can check the Covid alert levels in your area here.

You can view the government webpage on local Covid alert levels here.

University & College Dodgeball
Please note indoor sport is allowed for educational purposes including university/college teams in high and very high tiers.

Club Resources

Club Covid-19 Risk Assessment Template

Return to Play Club Checklist

Club Test & Trace Template

On the 27th August 2020 we were able to confirm our return to dodgeball guidance for Northern Ireland. We sought specific guidance from the expert panel set up by Sport Northern Ireland in order to support a safe return to dodgeball in the country.

Please note there are some significant differences between the Northern Ireland guidance and those for the other home nations. These differences were specifically recommended by the expert panel.

There has been no updates or amendments to this guidance since it was published on the 27th August.

All dodgeball clubs must have a Covid Officer. Please view the following Covid Officer Guidance Document for further information.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***
THE NORTHERN IRELAND EXECUTIVE HAS BANNED ALL INDOOR SPORT OF ANY KIND FROM FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020 FOR A PERIOD OF 4 WEEKS

Return to Play Guidance – Northern Ireland

Club Resources

Club Covid-19 Risk Assessment Template

Return to Play Club Checklist

Club Test & Trace Template

On the 27th August 2020 we were able to confirm that our return to dodgeball guidance for Scotland was approved by Sport Scotland.

Please take your time as club leads to read the below guidance carefully and contact your facility providers. This guidance is for Scotland only and there are some specific differences between this and the guidance for each of the other home nations.

There has been no updates or amendments to this guidance since it was published on the 27th August.

All dodgeball clubs must have a Covid Officer. Please view the following Covid Officer Guidance Document for further information.

We also recommend that all club Covid-19 officers in Scotland complete the following training.

Return to Play Guidance – Scotland

Local Restrictions – Scotland

Club Resources

Club Covid-19 Risk Assessment Template

Return to Play Club Checklist

Club Test & Trace Template

On the 18th August 2020 we received approval from Sport Wales for a return to play dodgeball in Wales following the below return to play guidance.

Please take your time as club leads in Wales to read the guidance carefully and contact your facility providers.

This guidance is for Wales only and there has been no further updates since its announcement.

All dodgeball clubs must have a Covid Officer. Please view the following Covid Officer Guidance Document for further information.

Return to Play Guidance – Wales

Club Resources

Club Covid-19 Risk Assessment Template

Return to Play Club Checklist

Club Test & Trace Template

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