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Return to Play Update - 25th Sept

We thought it might be useful to provide a short update relating to some of the government announcements this week.

UKU partnership with Greatest Bag

We are really excited to announce a new partnership with Greatest Bag, now the Official Bag of UK Ultimate.

 

Use the UK Ultimate members, friends & family discount code UKU10 for a 10% discount for you, and a contribution back to UK Ultimate from Greatest Bag.  Order directly from their website.  

 

They are also offering FREE SHIPPING to the UK for orders made on Sunday 11th October to mark our planned move to Return-to-Play Phase D. 

 

We are in discussions about a customised GB bag that we will make available to everyone and will publish more news later (see mockup below).  But please note that any customised bags won’t arrive until approximately late Spring 2021, so if you want one for Christmas you should order one of the regular bags.  Remember, the free shipping on Sunday 11th October!

UKU Discounts & Rewards scheme launched

In partnership with GoMembership, who provide the membership management system, we have been able to set up a Discounts & Rewards scheme offering thousands of discounts from over 270 online and high street retailers to our members.  

Enrolment is simple. As part of your membership renewal you have the option to join the scheme.  Simply tick the box underneath your membership selection to enrol and you’ll add the Rewards Scheme to your cart along with your membership.

Return to Play - Guidance Update - 15th Sept

As per our previous announcements, we confirm that as of Tues 15th Sept we are now in PHASE C of the Phased Return-to-Play.  

 

Please also see the announcement we published on Friday 11th September, which includes news about University competitions, return to play timetable, Indoor Ultimate, covid officer googlegroup forum, ideas for training sessions; and thanks to our UKU Medical adviser.

 

There are some relatively minor changes in the final version of Phase C Guidance compared to the draft that we published in August.

  • Noted the Covid-officer training available from sportscotland.
  • Added links to local travel advice.
  • Additional line clarifying that active, normal defending is allowed (except on the thrower) but that players should make adjustments to avoid standing face-to-face within 1m of each other.
Finally, please note we have changed our guidance relating to regions under local restrictions to take account of the fact that in many cases those restrictions still allow organised sport to continue.  Apologies that we made a relatively last minute decision to change this, and so did not provide any advance notice.

 

Return to Play Update - 11 Sept

There are quite a number of headlines in this update, but it seemed like a good moment to pull these things together in a single announcement.  Please read all of it.  We think there is information here for everyone.

  • University competitions
  • Return to play timetable
  • Indoors
  • Covid Officer googlegroup forum
  • Ideas for training sessions
  • Thanks to UKU Medical adviser

 

Dr Kenny Duffy appointed UKU medical adviser

Dr Kenny Duffy at WFDF WJUC 2018We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Dr Kenny Duffy as UK Ultimate medical adviser.  This is a voluntary role.  Kenny has been working with UKU, and especially the GB squads for several years.  He is actively supporting our response to Covid-19, and in the last year delivered a coach forum on FIFA 11+, and helped us to complete and publish UKU Pregnancy Guidance and Concussion Information.

 

Dr Kenneth Duffy MBCHB BSc Hons MCSP MRCGP

Kenny qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, went on to study medicine at University of Dundee, and completed his GP training in 2020. He initially worked within the NHS and private sectors as well as sports settings. He gained experience working with Scottish and British gymnastics and the Scottish football association working with junior national teams. 

Scotland-specific return-to-play guidance

We have been in communication with sportscotland to confirm sign-off on our club guidance in Scotland.  Please see UKU Club Guidance Appendix - Scotland for details, which is additional to our existing UKU Club Guidance Phase B.  In particular this provides the necessary confirmation that Ultimate clubs in Scotland can now train in groups of up to maximum 30 people, provided, of course, that they are following all the appropriate measures.  The document has been added to the main guidance page.  As of today, 4th September we are still in Phase B.

Return to play club training feedback survey

We are gathering feedback from clubs regarding their experiences and views on returning to training to help inform our decisions on next steps.  Clubs who have trained since 17th August are expected and required to complete the form.  We would very much like to hear from other clubs and groups too.  The deadline for completing the form is the end of Wednesday 9th September.  Thanks.

https://forms.gle/BZBURpfzSXPsoRAh9