14th December 2021
The government announced ‘Plan B’ restrictions in response to the Omicron variant.
Masks must be worn at indoor venues, except for players, coaches and officials who are active on court. Table officials and statisticians must wear a mask.
England Handball also recommends players on the bench wear a mask and that players social distance where possible when not playing.
Also check and adhere to individual venue rules on masks and social distancing.
If you feel unwell in any way do not attend training or matches. If you develop Covid-19 symptoms such as a temperature, cough, headache or you generally feel unwell, stay at home and book PCR test. Self isolate while you wait for the test results.
If you test positive you must self isolate according to Government guidelines.
If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results.
From Tuesday 14 December, people who are fully vaccinated and identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for seven days to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information click here
We recommend you wash your hands:
In addition, where possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
We advise clubs to:
These guidelines will be under constant review and could change in line with Government advice.