Although lockdown restrictions are starting to be eased, the UK Government have yet to re-open indoor sports facilities. The latest information we have is that facilities might be able to start re-opening from mid-July. We have been investigating how we might be able to run some outdoor sessions in the meantime as, for a while now, it has been possible for people to meet up outdoors, in groups of up to 6 people, from any number of households.
The BWF (Badminton World Federation) recently released a new plastic shuttle designed to have more wind resistance so that badminton can be more easily played outside. Air Badminton is a slightly modified version of badminton, using this new shuttle, that can be played on almost any outdoor surface (grass, sand, tarmac etc). We have sourced some of these new shuttles, along with some outdoor nets, and are hoping to run a few Air Badminton sessions whilst we wait for sports halls to re-open.
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, we need to be careful to continue adhering to social distaning guidelines to keep everyone safe. Although being outdoors may reduce the risks, it does not eliminate them completely. The rest of this page describes how we will run these sessions and what precautions we will be taking to "stay alert, help control the virus, and, in doing so, save lives".
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This page was last updated on: Wednesday 1st July 2020.