Monday 19th July – Basketball England Guidance Reaches Return to Play Level 0

As from Monday 19th July the Government has relaxed Covid regulations , removing all social distancing measures which is reflected in Basketball England Guidance.

There will no longer be a requirement for anyone attending Club practices or games to complete pre-session COVID-19 questionnaires, be temperature tested and screened prior to entering a venue.

Woking Blackhawks will continue to ask members, officials, parents and spectators to -

Hygiene Regime

Continue observing and maintaining the current hygiene regimes including hand washing and sanitising, cleaning of equipment, removal of all rubbish etc. Sanitising gel and wipes will be available at all sessions

Wear Face Masks

Spectators, Coaches, officials (where appropriate) and spectators must wear face masks when in the Sports Hall

Self-Isolate

A member must self-isolate and not attend sessions if told by NHS Test and Trace, has been in direct contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Self Screen

Adopt a self-screening process prior to attending sessions. If any person has a temperature, cough, headache or generally feel unwell, that person must not attend practices or games.

Members are reminded that Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) are freely available and can be used to test for Covid-19. Regular testing provides additional assurance that individuals are not infected with Covid-19 even when no symptoms are evident

Further guidance will be distributed as and when provided by Basketball England

 

 

Return to Play Gameday Logistics - update 02/03/21

Basketball England have updated their Guidance  with regard indoor Youth Sessions able to resume 12th April  and Senior Indoor Sessions on 17th May 

A summary of the changes can be read here

Game Day Management

The Youth Section will be Competing under the Game Management Guidance from Basketball England

Game Day Logistics Document for Woking College - click here

Game Day Logistics Documents for Gordons Boys SPorts Hub  - Click Here

Game Day Management Document Click Here - Click here

For the latest Basketball England Game Management Guidance  - click Here

 

Return to Play Gameday Logistics - update 05/01/21

Basketball England have updated their Guidance  Regarding Basketball during Lockdown 3 , This continues to restrict Play to Elite Competition only and only very Restricted Outdoor play

All Other Basketball Activities continue to be Suspended

 Full details of the announcement can be seen on the BE site by clicking here

 

Return to Play Gameday Logistics - update 04/11/20

In accordance with recent Government Guidance Basketball has moved back to RTP level 4 which involves the suspension of all basketball activities except the elite game 

The only basketball that can take place during lockdown is

  • BBL/WBBL and NBL1/WNBL1 training and competition - permitted under the Government’s 'elite' exemption. NBL1/WNBL1 subject to viability (venue access etc) and receiving financial support from DCMS 
  • Basketball within Education – If sporting activity is part of an educational course, training must comply with Level 2 of Return To Play guidance

 Full details of the announcement can be seen on the BE site by clicking here

 

Return to Play Gameday Logistics - update 12/10/20

 

The Youth Section will be Competing under the Game Management Guidance from Basketball England

Game Day Logistics Document for Woking College - click here

Game Day Management Document Click Here - Click here

For the latest Basketball England Game Management Guidance  - click Here

 

Return to Play - update 23/09/20

FOllowing the chandge in Government guidance senior basketball sessions have been suspended . It is hoped to run 'bubble of 6'  sessions once the guidance is fully understood.

Youth Sessions up to Uner 18 are able to continue.

For the latest Basketball England Guidance  see BE Statement

 

Return to Play - Level 2 - Updated 30/08/20

Introduction

In accordance with Basketball England guidance document, Return to Play Guidance document(RTP updated 24/08/20), which has been agreed with the Department of Media and Culture, Blackhawks will recommence Basketball activities as the Youth and Senior Committees consider appropriate and venues become available .

From the 4th August the Basketball England Response Level was generally moved to Level 2 which allowed team-based training on indoor courts, competitions behind closed doors and a maximum of 30 people within a venue.

Local variations in the Basketball England Response Level are being imposed to reflect localised infection ‘hotspots’.

In returning to Basketball the principle concern of the Club is the Health and safety of the Participants.

Basketball England Guidance can be access Club Members Covid-19 Risk Information

Personal and Household Risk

In deciding to recommence Basketball activities, in addition to the measures taken by the Club, the Individual should consider the associated risks.

All members should read  the Basketbal England document 'Club Members Covid-19 Risk Information' to ensure a informed decision to play is made

Club Covid Officer

The RTP document requires the Club to appoint a Club Covid-19 Officer who is responsible in ensuring the Club is compliant with the BE Covid-19 Guidance.  Martin Marshall has Agreed to act as the Club Covid-19 Officer, he can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Risk Assessments

The BE RTP document contains generic risk assessment for level 2, this has been reviewed and Level 2 Risk Assessment, Hazard and mitigation document has been developed.   

Pre-Session Screening

All players, coaches and officials entering a venue will be required to be screened for Covid Symptoms. The screening will require the player to read a screening sheet, confirm he/she does not have Covid-19 symptoms and that their core temperature ,taken using an infrared instrument, does not indicate temperature of 37.8oC or above. See this document for the screening questions, sheet and procedure

A  record of the screening will be kept, that will be accessible to the Covid-19 officer and will be deleted after three weeks. 

Training Session Structure 

 Coaches will structure sessions with players generally training in 'contained bubbles' , guidance is included within the RTP documents, extracts for Level 2 can be seen here. Coaches, Team managers in the venue not playing should wear face masks. It is not mandatory for players to wear masks.

Various Posters

Various Covid related posters for use in sessions are available here