Boccia England has now published guidelines for the return to boccia training. It is important to note that these guidelines do not include a return to match play and competitions at this stage.

 

The safety and wellbeing of the boccia community remains our top priority and these guidelines are our first step to a return to our sport. The guidelines have been produced in line with government guidance and has received approval from our insurers.

 

While social gatherings of more than six people have been banned in England since 14th September, the government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can take place. People can continue to use leisure facilities, but people should not go to these venues socially in groups of more than six. That is because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and because these venues are classed as Covid-19 secure given the measures they have introduced.

Whilst we are pleased that there is the guidance in place to now to support a return to our sport, the choice to return to boccia needs to be made locally by clubs, considering their own circumstances. It is important to stress that no individual should be made to feel under any pressure to return until they feel comfortable to do so.

 

With advice likely to evolve as restrictions change, we will monitor and update our guidance to ensure it is in line with the what the government is advising. Please stay up to date through our website and social media channels.

 

Download the Back to Boccia guidelines and a list of FAQs to help answer questions you may have. The FAQs will continue to be added to over the coming weeks.

 

Our Back to Boccia support web area is where you will find other information to support your return.

 

Thank you for your support and patience as we have put this guidance together and as we continue to monitor the situation and consider the next stages.