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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

British Wheelchair Basketball is continuously monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 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. 

British Wheelchair Basketball is contingency planning should a decision be taken in the short or longer-term regarding the cancellation of any of its Leagues or events. Should this decision be taken we will immediately communicate with our membership and clubs. 

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, fixture postponement guidance, contact information.

LATEST UPDATES

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

.Following the Government guidance yesterday (link) this suspension will include all club 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)

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 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.

*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 Government Information and Advice on Coronavirus, number of cases, risk level, travel guidance can be found here.

GUIDANCE FOR CLUBS AND MEMBERS

The cancellation and suspension applies to all British Wheelchair Basketball fixtures and competitions, and all BWB Sanctioned Activities.

Following the Government guidance yesterday (link) this suspension will include all club 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).

 

What does this mean for the 2019/20 BWB Leagues?

All outstanding fixtures will be void and no points awarded to either team. These adjustments will be made to all league tables within the next 48hrs.

We appreciate that some outstanding fixtures have a potential impact on final league placings and as a result, teams planning for promotion or relegation.

If your team feel that its final position has been affected in any way by the cancellation and would like to be considered for promotion or relegation for the 2020-21 season please forward a written submission outlining key reasons why your team should be promoted/relegated to our membership team.

Emails should be submitted to [email protected] no later than 31 May 2020.

All submissions will be considered and decided upon by British Wheelchair Basketball. Outcomes will be shared with teams no later than 1 August 2020.

Please remember that the British Wheelchair Basketball team is here to support all clubs and members at this time, should you have any questions or require support please email membership or call the office on 01509 279900.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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