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Good News - Phase 3 Is Here!

posted Jul 27, 2020, 8:57 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
RECEIVED TODAY (Monday 27th July) from the BCGBA via the county association:

Community Level Sport update - Following our submission, to the Department of Sport, the following is now permitted as long as all social distancing rules and bubble rules are followed.

We have had to clarify the compliance with maximum of 30 and bubble size of 6. I have also have to clarify that our team games are a series of individual game.

Inter-club friendlies:


Up to a maximum of 12 singles games (maximum of 30 in the gathering) This would also allow 6 doubles games etc. Hopefully, this will allow wider participation for those who want to organise matches.

League matches (following social distancing as above):

Each League will need to assess what they intend to do for the rest of the season, but the MSBL has already decided not to stage any divisional fixtures this year after canvassing member clubs.

Open Competitions / League competitions

To comply with the social distancing the maximum rounds that could be played on a single day is 4, this would mean a total of 6 in the bubble assuming all other social distancing is maintained. 

In practice, this would allow up to 16 (groups of) playing down to 4 with a finals day on a later day. (Singles)

To run an open competition the dates would need to be agreed in the normal way with the county secretary(and certificate obtained) and an action plan completed to ensure the Covid issues have been addressed.

Mark Bircumshaw (BCGBA CEO)

See attached file for the full guidelines for phase 3
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Malcolm Fletcher,
Jul 27, 2020, 8:57 AM
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