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Updated: 15th October 2020

Tier 2 Covid restrictions for badminton

Following the latest Government restrictions on 15th October 2020, BADMINTON England’s Chief Executive, Adrian Christy, spoke with Sport England and the Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) on Wednesday evening, to clarify the impact of the new regulations on indoor sport.

The outcome means that the local restrictions in place for Tier 3 areas will be the same for Tier 2 areas with immediate effect. For organised badminton, this means that adult badminton can only be played within the same household. Until the guidance changes, this will also mean that club nights, competition and league play are no longer permitted in these areas.

In line with the latest Government guidance and the introduction of the three local COVID alert levels, BADMINTON England advise the following steps before play:

Tier 1 (Medium)

  • Play can continue in line with our current guidance.

Tiers 2 (High) and 3 (Very high)

The Government has mandated the following restrictions for the playing of indoor sport in Tiers 2 and 3:

  • Organised sport amongst adults (18 and over) is not permitted – the rule of six no longer applies in these areas. Therefore the following types of activity cannot take place:
  • Club night/matches.
  • No Strings Badminton.
  • Any form of competition, including league matches.
  • Group coaching (more than one person).

The following are permitted:

  • Adults – household only playing on a court.
  • Juniors/disability activity – in line with our current guidance.
  • 1-1 coaching.