Return To Play Level 2!


Basketball England is delighted to announce the UK Government has approved our Return to Play Roadmap and Guidance, allowing us to move to Level 2 of our response plan from Monday 3 August 2020.

Basketball England Return To Play Roadmap

Basketball England key points:

  • Maximum of 30 people at the venue including players, coaches, support staff and officials. Ensure two adults are present at all practices involving under 18s. No spectators are permitted at this stage.
  • Everyone should complete our pre-training/competition screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken outside the venue prior to be permitted entry.
  • Full compliance with hygiene considerations including hand sanitiser on entry, regular disinfecting of heavily used areas.
  • Practice in small groups or ‘bubbles’ in training whenever possible, with groups working together throughout the session to reduce risk of transmission.
  • Contact training should be limited to 20-minute intervals with clear breaks to clean down equipment.
  • Social distancing rules apply if not on the court in a playing capacity. During game play, players must be socially distanced on benches/chairs when not in a playing capacity and time-outs must be conducted on the court ensuring players are adequately spaced.
  • To lower the frequency of bodily contact, players/teams must have no handshakes, celebrations/high fives. Shouting is not permitted in the sports hall due to the increased risk of aerosol transmission.
  • No congregating once training, or game has ended.
  • Clear signage must be established at the venue to ensure a singular flow of people in and out of the venue.

Our coaches will be in touch shortly with all players on our next steps. You can read further Basketball England guidance.