COVID-19

Dear Members,

LATEST COVID UPDATE

Following the Government announcement on Saturday 31 October, we are deeply disappointed to confirm that community netball will be suspended until the national lockdown that came into effect on Thursday 5 November is lifted.

All community netball is impacted including club activity, leagues, local pathway activity and all England Netball programmes including Back to Netball and Walking Netball.

This news means we are now temporarily at stage one of England Netball Roadmap.

HOWEVER the club is committed to keeping our members active and we have devised a full online programme which is open to everyone to participate in.  Please get in touch with your coach for the latest schedule of activities.

COVID-19 COMPLIANCE

The health and safety of our club members, coaches and support volunteers is our number one priority.  The Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation.  We will continue to follow advice from England Netball (EN), who themselves are responding to guidance from Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and both local and national government on this matter.  In order to ensure we are following the advice and guidance from EN, we have created a designated role of COVID 19 officer – Lesley Chapman.  This role will be responsible for communicating the guidance from EN to all of those involved in the club, in order that all netball activity undertaken by Hatfield Netball Club has the health and safety at the heart of any planning.  Should you have any questions related to this subject please complete the enquiry form via the link below selecting COVID-19 as your enquiry:

https://hatfieldnetballclub.co.uk/contact/

On 3rd August 2020 England Netball released the RiseAgain Campaign which includes the guidance towards a staged return to training and competition.  We request all our members, parents/guardians of our junior members, coaches and our support volunteers read and follow the Club principals, pending any future developments or changes being communicated, please follow the link below for the COVID-19 Club Policy and Care Package:

https://hatfieldnetballclub.co.uk/documents/

England Netball Opt-in Confirmation: England Netball have devised an Opt-in Confirmation that MUST be signed by all members, players, coaches, officials and volunteers within the club, it is designed to ensure that the risks of netball and Covid-19 are fully understood by all individuals and ensures they have the choice with regards to netball activity.  Forms MUST be completed BEFORE your first netball session back and emailed to Lesley Chapman via the club email address, and the link to this form can also be found within your Care Package, link below:

https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/riseagain/covid-19-care-package/stage-4-covid-19-care-package/players/

We will provide further updates as and when information has been released.

Best Regards

HNC Committee