News and events Back to Boccia (COVID-19) Back to Boccia Survey As Covid-19 government restrictions start to ease, Boccia England has shared the roadmap to getting Back to Boccia. The pandemic is having an ongoing impact on regular boccia activity and competitions. To help minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19, Boccia England activity is suspended until 17th May 2021 in line with government guidance. The latest statement outlining the current position and the Boccia England roadmap is available on our website. Based on this we are keen to keep in contact with boccia players and volunteers to understand their feelings about the restrictions and a return to boccia when the time is right. We plan to run the following questions every five weeks to see how people’s experiences are changing and to help us continue to safely manage the return to boccia. Thank you for completing the survey. The next survey is from the 5th to the 12th July. . Key findings from May 2021 edition The insight we are gathering from the survey plays a huge part in how Boccia England assesses progress along the roadmap. Please help us to get as full a picture as possible by completing the survey each time we make it available. 76 people responded to May edition of the Back to Boccia survey (50 players, 26 volunteers and workforce). 50% of players are very much so ready to play boccia again, with 69% of volunteers and workforce feeling the same. Waiting for the second injection, more people to be vaccinated, and anxiety about Covid-19 are the main things limiting people’s return to play. The extent to which players and volunteers/workforce feel safe taking part in activities has increased across all different settings since the previous survey in April (i.e. within a club setting through to attending events). Over 80% of responding players and workforce/volunteers are fully vaccinated.