Taken from Return To Play Guidance | Basketball England

TIER 4 Guidance:

  • Elite competition and training – BBL, WBBL, NBL Division One, WNBL Division One, EABL, WEABL (RTP Level 2). Elite level is defined by government and detailed in Appendix 5 of the RTP document HERE.

  • Non-Elite Senior and Junior (U18) indoor activity is not permitted.

  • Educationally-based training – Schools, colleges (AoC Sport, ABL) for U18 players. For players over 18, Non-elite rules apply. No competitions permitted.

  • Outdoor Basketball is permitted in line with RTP level 4 conditions for senior players.

  • Organised outdoor Basketball is permitted for U18’s (RTP level 2), however given these activities require a number of adults to run sessions we would strongly recommend that clubs do not stage activities until the New Year when further guidance will be available.





Tresham college has reopened its doors so we can now commence our 2020/2021 season. Please follow the links to the individual team pages for details on practice times and other relevant information.

We will be continuing to follow the guidance issued by Basketball England and these are all outlined in the documents attached below.

These include:

  • Screening questions - you will be asked these before entry into practice. Your temperature will also be taken using a temperature gun. 

  • Most Vulnerable Groups information

  • Basketball England Letter indicating their support for Phoenix Basketball to resume practice

  • Level 2 Risk Assessment indicating guidance for all coaching staff and players.

Please ensure you have read the guidance prior to attending practice. This will help us to us to keep everyone safe.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via the club email if you have any questions. 

Outdoor Basketball Courts

Tuesday 19th May 2020

The government has confirmed changes to what is allowed in relation to outdoor sport and physical activity as part of the next phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Full details are documented in a 60-page document and a list of FAQs provide further information..

People can now spend time outdoors as often as they wish subject to:

  • Having no symptoms of Covid-19 or being in self-isoltion

  • Not meeting up with any more than one person from outside your household

  • Continued compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain two metres (6ft) away from people outside your household

  • Good hand hygiene, particularly with respect to shared surfaces

  • Those responsible for public places being able to put appropriate measures in place to follow the new COVID-19 Secure guidance

What does this mean for basketball?

  • Use of outdoor courts is allowed

  • Members of households can play outdoor basketball together in public

  • Individuals can can meet up outside with one person at a time from outside their household, as long as that person remains two metres away - meaning individual shooting practice, dribbling drills etc are possible but close-contact activities such as one-vs-one or more, are not

  • All indoor basketball activity remains prohibited under Government guidance

Advice for players using public outdoor courts

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home

  • Clean your equipment, including ball and water bottles before and after use and use your own ball - do not share with people outside your household group

  • Avoid using public transport to get to the court

  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc if possible

  • Allow others to leave before you enter the court

  • Do not congregate after playing

  • Maximum of two people per half court from different households - stay at least two metres away from other players at all times

  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)

MARCH 2020

***On advice from England Basketball, we have been told to suspend all basketball activity for two weeks, starting on 14/3/20.  As a result, we have taken the decision to stop all basketball sessions until further notice.  We will update here when sessions can restart***