Return to Play Update - 12th Aug

Further to our earlier announcements regarding Return to Play we are now able to release the following guidance update.  

 

We will move to Phase B of our Phased Return to Play on Monday 17th Aug, applicable UK-wide other than regions subject to “local lockdown” conditions.  REGIONS SUBJECT TO EXCEPTIONAL LOCAL LOCKDOWN CONDITIONS STAY IN PHASE A.  THIS APPLIES BOTH TO THE ACTIVITY LOCATION AND INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS.

 

  • Clubs need to meet a number of requirements in order to return to organised training: please see the full Phase B guidance and all related documenation here.
  • We have also published DRAFT guidance for Phase C and Phase D so that club committees, coaches and players can prepare for those changes with more notice.  
  • The guidance documents contain links to other information
    • Role description for a club COVID-19 Officer
    • Template COVID-19 risk assessment
    • Information about contacting relevant local authorities
    • Template training attendance register (required for contact tracing)
  • After 3 weeks, from Mon 7th Sept, we plan to review the impact of clubs returning to training under Phase B.  Clubs that train between 17th Aug - 7th Sept will be required to complete a short feedback survey to UKU.
  • We will also be publishing an individual, optionally anonymous feedback form so that members can share their views or concerns about the process and their experience to help inform our next steps.
  • Provisionally we expect to move to Phase C on Tuesday 15th Sept.  

 

We urge all clubs and players to restart cautiously.  Organising and delivering training under these new conditions will not be easy and we expect and need all club committees and UKU members to take the procedures seriously.  It has also been a very long break and an unusual period of time for many people.  Please take it easy.

 

Finally, we make the following comments about informal groups getting together to throw, train, etc.  

 

  • Hopefully the UKU guidance is useful to help such groups take sensible steps to minimise the risk associated with their activity (e.g. regularly cleaning discs), and provide a reference point for the type and level of activity being recommended to clubs.
  • Please pay special attention to the number of people that are permitted to take part in such activity because depending on your location, it may not be the same as for a formally-organised club following National Governing Body guidelines.