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COVID-19 Protocols

We are now playing in line with England Netball's Manging COVID-19 within netball guidance. 

  • Lucy is the COVID-19 Officer for Islington Netball and the league restart has been risk assessed. If you would like to see a copy of the Risk Assessment or Risk Mitigation Plan, please let Lucy know.


  • If any changes to fixtures need to be made, these will be communicated to captains with as much notice as possible. Due to the ever changing situation of COVID, there may need to be some changes to scheduled games.

  • It will take a big effort from all participants at Islington Netball, players, umpires and management, in order to ensure we can continue to play safely. We thank you in advance for your continued cooperation with these measures.


  • All players and umpires should understand the risk involved in participating in netball activity. Although all steps have been taken to ensure the safety of all involved, participants attend at their own risk.

  • Certain people are more at risk to COVID-19, the England Netball website details who those people might be and gives some advice.

  • Captains must ask players to “opt in” to the new season and be aware that some people may still not feel comfortable to play.

  • If any player or umpire is experiencing symptoms, they must not attend the game and should follow government guidance on self-isolating.

  • In addition, if anyone has COVID symptoms, has tested positive for COVID or has come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, please let Lucy know ASAP.

  • If you have previously contracted COVID, take your doctor’s advice to ensure you are properly recovered and well enough to participate.

  • Captains are responsible for keeping a record of who is playing in games for Track and Trace purposes. If you have a fill-in, make sure you make a note of their name and team name.

  • Arrival times: early - 6.35pm, mid - 7.20pm, late, 8.05pm

  • Please arrive ready to play, at the above time (5 minutes before the game starts).

  • Sanitiser will be available in the kit bag if anyone would like to use it. 

  • Teams are welcome to supply their own bibs and wash between games. Spares will be available if needed. 

  • In the event that games cannot be played due to a local lockdown or other restrictions, the season will be suspended for a maximum of four weeks. If the restrictions last longer than four weeks, the season will be shortened. Any weeks that are not able to be played will be refunded to teams.

  • In the event of a positive case confirmed within the team, Islington Netball reserves the right to suspend play for any affected players for the following week. If you have any questions about this process please contact Lucy. 



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