Modified Rules Reinstated – We’re Sticking with Them!

On Friday 16th July England Netball announced that Modified Rules would no longer need to be in place from Monday 19th July… however, late yesterday evening we received an updated communication from England Netball in which they do advise any leagues/competitions currently running that began with Covid-19 Modified Rules in place, to continue with these until these leagues/competitions have finished. The reasoning behind this is to continue to help reduce the risk of people being deemed as “close contact” and having to self-isolate.

Modified Rules, not ideal BUT…

It does reduce the risk of infection and ultimately, we need to put Players and Umpires Health & Safety at the forefront.  It will also remove the potential to receive a ‘Call’ (not a ‘Ping’ from the App) from NHS Test & Trace asking you to isolate.

So, from Wednesday 21st July until at least 15th August Netball Fun League will revert to the Modified Rules game + Match Duration will continue as 3x 10 minute Thirds with 2 minute breaks

Can I still Play more than 1 Match a Night?

Yes! Although we would recommend that an individual plays no more than 2 matches a night bearing in mind that increased contact time and increased interactions pose a greater risk of COVID-19 transmission and the need to self-isolate if someone tests positive.
Players must still adhere to the re-instated Ringers Rule:

Players can ONLY RING in a Division EQUAL TO OR ABOVE THEIR PERSONAL PLAYER RATING – NOT LOWER!

For our full Ringers Rule click here

Venue QR Codes

Again, whilst the Government are no longer making QR codes compulsory, England Netball are asking us to continue and therefore would ask that all players check in using the NHS Test & Trace QR code when playing at any venue.

Sanitation Protocols Remain

Netball Fun League will keep our current sanitisation protocols in place. We would still encourage you to sanitise your hands before start of play and between thirds and after a match until further notice. Also at breaks… please can someone from either team offer to Spray Sanitise the ball 🙂

Finally

From 16th August, the Government are looking at changing the isolation rules for those double vaccinated and under 18’s.  Once we received official guidelines from England Netball and the Government, will let you all know.

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