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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

British Wheelchair Basketball are continuously reviewing the latest Government and health guidance regarding COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is our priority. 

This page will be updated with latest information, advice and guidance related to British Wheelchair Basketball fixtures and events. 

Official advice and guidance will be shared from the UK Government, the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. 

Information on this page includes; latest updates, Government guidance, guidance for clubs and members, returning to sport guidance guidance, and relevant contact information.

LATEST UPDATES

*Updated 04/06/2020 – No change on suspension of all BWB sanctioned activities

At the moment there is still no change regarding government advice for indoor team sport, but at some point, in the future this will hopefully change.

We are reviewing every process involved in our sport and considering how this might work in a phased return approach across the UK, that is in-line with the government’s guidelines and priorities, but also and most importantly has the welfare of our participants at its heart.

There are still a large number of unknowns including different approaches across home nations, and we are working on these with a hope to publish a phased road map for gradual and safe return to sport, which will be subject to a number conditions being met as we move through each phase of the return to sport plan at the beginning of July.

The full update (published on 4 June 2020) can be read here: 

*Updated 17/03/2020 – Cancellation and suspension extended to all BWB Sanctioned Activities

Following the Government guidance yesterday (link) the suspension will include all British Wheelchair Basketball sanctioned club sessions such as taster sessions and training sessions.

*Updated 16/03/2020 – All British Wheelchair Basketball Leagues and Competitions Cancelled with Immediate Effect 

Full Statement: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/2020/03/cancellation-of-all-british-wheelchair-basketball-leagues-and-competitions/ 

*Updated 12/03/2020 (11am)

British Wheelchair Basketball is continuously monitoring and reassessing the situation with regards to Coronavirus. Although there are no current plans to cancel British Wheelchair Basketball competition, events or fixtures, the decision will be revised on a day-by-day basis with any updates communicated immediately to clubs and members.

Should you show signs of either a high temperature or new continuous cough please stay at home for seven days (Government Guidance)

The health and well-being of our community is of upmost importance and we urge anyone who is thinking of participating in a British Wheelchair Basketball fixture or training, either as a player, spectator, team member or official to keep in mind that many members of our community are considered ‘vulnerable’ and that the governments’ guidance must be adhered to.

*Updated 10/03/2020 

Currently, there are no plans by British Wheelchair Basketball to cancel or postpone any competition fixtures or events. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are following the advice from the UK Government, the World Health Organisation and Public Health England on this matter.

Teams and members should follow the guidance below.

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

Latest UK Government Information and Advice on Coronavirus can be found here.

GUIDANCE FOR CLUBS AND MEMBERS

All British Wheelchair Basketball fixtures and competitions, and all BWB Sanctioned Activities are currently suspended.

This suspension includes all British Wheelchair Basketball sanctioned club sessions, such as taster sessions and training sessions.

If you have any questions or queries, please visit our Q&A page (link), or contact a member of our team (link).

When will BWB affilated clubs and members be able to return to training?

At the moment (04/06/2020), there is still no change regarding government advice regarding indoor team sport, but at some point in the future this will hopefully change and when it does it is critical that we work with our members, clubs and partners to make sure that we return to wheelchair basketball safely.

Behind the scenes here at British Wheelchair Basketball, we are reviewing every process involved in our sport and considering how this might work in a phased return approach across the UK, that is in-line with the governments guidelines and priorities, but also and most importantly has the welfare of our participants at its heart.  

As you are aware, there are still a large number unknowns including differing approaches across home nations, and we are working on these with a hope to publish a phased road map for gradual and safe return to sport, which will be subject to a number of conditions being met as we move through each phase of the return to sport plan at the beginning of July.  

As soon as we have this guidance in place, we will share it with our members and clubs, so that when we are able to return to playing wheelchair basketball.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Any questions or queries related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and British Wheelchair Basketball fixtures and events, please:

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