Return to Play

All of BaseballSoftballUK's Return to Play advice is subject to local and national restrictions. Any Government rules or regulations supersede any advice provided by BaseballSoftballUK. We ask that you please check your local restrictions before applying BaseballSoftballUK's Return to Play plan to your club, team, or league's activities.

Following the Government's announcement on 4 January 2021 of a national lockdown in England, Farnham Park Baseball and Softball Complex has closed until further notice. If you have an immediate query, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

BaseballSoftballUK's Return to Play Plan for baseball and softball has received full and final approval by the Government and applies to the sports in England, Scotland, and Wales. 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport confirmed that they were content to activate our team sport guidance and enable the return of our sports starting from Saturday 1 August, 2020.

BaseballSoftballUK's Return to Play for indoor baseball and softball has also been approved by the Scottish Government. Effective Friday 24 September, 2020, the current plan for indoor baseball and softball also went into effect for England and Wales. However, all local and national COVID-19 guidance supersedes any advice provided by BaseballSoftballUK.

Return to Play Framework

BaseballSoftballUK's comprehensive Return to Play Plan - DOWNLOAD HERE

Risk Assessments

The following templates are designed to help you with your own Risk Assessments prior to hosting or playing in any event:

  • Risk Assessment [Fomite] - Enhanced Hygiene: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Risk Assessment [Droplet] - Social Distancing: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Risk Assessment [Population] - Controlled Attendance: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Risk Assessment Template: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • A helpful guide to filling out Risk Assessments, created by Club Matters: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • sportScotland Risk Assessment template: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • sportScotland Risk Assessment completed template: DOWNLOAD HERE

Participant Registration

The following templates will be useful for managing participation, and participant data following the Return to Play:

Participant Code of Conduct

Ensuring a safe return to play for baseball/softball in England, Scotland and Wales will require cooperation and diligence by all Participants during the coronavirus pandemic.

We therefore ask that you please read, understand, adopt and share the Participant Code of Conduct, which will enable everyone to play their part in keeping our sports as safe as possible. Please also support your Covid-19 Officer by helping provide information requested and adhering to guidance they’ve put into place to support you.

In the spirit of the guidance, we strongly advise you enjoy friendly games and coaching/training sessions for the time being, rather than try to organise single site tournaments in order to minimise the number of people you come into contact with.

Read the Participant Code of Conduct HERE.

Resource Bank

Gov.UK - UK Government Coronavirus Guidance and Support

NHS - NHS Coronvirus Information

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) - Covid-19 Prevention Guidelines

Sport England - Return to Play hub

Sport England - Return to Play legal guidance

sportScotland - Covid-19 information and resources

sportScotland - Operational Guidance for Indoor Sports Halls

sportwales - Taking Part in Sport and Exercise in Wales - The Guidance

Club Matters - To - olkit to help sports clubs prepare for reopening

Club Matters - Social distancing general guidance


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