Coronavirus (COVID-19) Suspension & Cancellation Q&A

Does the suspension extend to club training sessions?

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

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

The Government is now moving to daily briefings on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, and we recommend that our clubs keep updated with regards to the latest guidance.  

We will also be updating our guidance page (link)

Are we still insured should we continue to train?

Whilst BWB is not sanctioning training, the insurance for this activity is suspended – but we hope this will only be a temporary measure and will be reinstated at the earliest opportunity.  However, the insurances still remain in place for any club or administration work that the club conduct. The insurance includes:

•           Public and products liability – £10,000,00 (any one occurrence)

•           Employers Liability £10,000,000 (any one occurrence)

•           Professional Indemnity £2,000,000 (any one occurrence)

•           Directors and Officers Liability – £1,000,000 (any one occurrence and in the aggregate)

Do we need to let British Wheelchair Basketball know if a club has a confirmed case of Coronavirus?

Clubs do not need to contact British Wheelchair Basketball should they have a confirmed case of Coronavirus within their community.

We ask that you put the needs of your club’s members first in these instances, and our advice in such situations would be to follow the most up to date government guidance when responding and communicating to your community.

Are the British Wheelchair Basketball League’s now void for the 2019/20 season?

The decision to cancel the remaining BWB fixtures and competitions was made with just five weeks of the 2019/20 season remaining for many of our teams. With so much of the season already played out, and with the majority of fixtures having been played by most of our teams, the reasonable route forward was to rule all future fixtures as void whilst keeping in place the results for all games played.

Therefore, the final League tables will be updated to reflect the voiding of any remaining games in the National, Women’s and Junior Leagues.

British Wheelchair Basketball recognises that this may not provide a true reflection of the league standings had the season been played out in full.

To address this, British Wheelchair Basketball has offered any team who feel that their 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 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.

What can we do to support our community at this time?

Undoubtedly the coming months will be a challenging and difficult time for us all. At times of such uncertainty it is vital that we draw together as a community and demonstrate our strength as a sport.

The importance of social interaction of wheelchair basketball for many of our membership delivers huge benefits to their mental wellbeing, as well as supporting their physical health.

British Wheelchair Basketball’s social media channels have a huge reach across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’d love to use this medium to help support our community during these coming months to share individual members and clubs’ messages.

Please drop us a line with any content or ideas you would like to see shared by emailing

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