Frequently Asked Questions Clubs The situation relating to the Coronavirus is an unprecedented one, which has had a huge impact on the delivery of our competition season and courses. We have outlined some questions and answers to help clarify information relating to clubs. Clubs 1. Can boccia clubs still meet up for training sessions during the Coronavirus crisis? No. Following guidance from the government around social distancing and self-isolating, Boccia England have made the difficult decision to suspend all boccia activity across the country at all levels of the game at this time. This means we have suspended training sessions, competitions, courses, events and programmes for the time being until further notice. 2. Can our players still train? Yes. We are actively advising members to train by playing boccia at home. To support with this, Boccia England will be sharing videos and activity cards online with ideas of how to play and practise boccia skills online. 3. What financial support is available to my club? Sport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. This includes a new £20 million Community Emergency Fund for clubs and community organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. Clubs, leagues and community organisations can apply for a grant up to £10,000 who are not currently in receipt of Sport England funding. This will be a lifeline to a number of clubs to help meet their obligations, in particularly fixed costs, which are no longer supported with revenue as a result of coronavirus, such as; rent, utility costs, insurance, core staff costs, and facility or equipment hire. Please click here for more information about the new funding. 4. What non-financial support is available to my club? Sport England is also providing a range of non-financial support to clubs through their Club Matters website by providing a range of resources that are free to download by clicking here. 5. How will Boccia England continue to support clubs and members? Boccia England will also be supporting clubs online via our website and social media channels. During the Coronavirus crisis, Boccia England will be posting a range of activity across our social media channels. These include videos and activity cards with ideas of how players can practise boccia at home, Q and A sessions with boccia experts, fun activities and interactive boccia sessions. 6. Will my Boccia England membership be refunded? No. Boccia England will not have their membership refunded or proportionally reduced next year. Boccia England are continuing to support members throughout the Coronavirus outbreak in alternative ways. This may be reviewed at a later date in line with government guidelines around social distancing. We are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus situation closely on a regular basis and will provide updates to this document where necessary. Please email [email protected] if you need any clarification.