What volleyball activity can take place in Tier 4?

21st December 2020

What volleyball activity can take place in Tier 4?

On Saturday, 19th December, the Prime Minister announced that a new tier of Covid-19 restrictions would be introduced across parts of England.

Tier 4 will initially apply to London and the South East and came into force on Sunday, 20th December. To find out what alert tier your area is in, click here and enter your postcode.

We’re working with Sport England and Government officials to provide comprehensive guidance as to what volleyball activity can and cannot take place in this new tier.

Below is what we’re able to confirm at the moment.

In Tier 4, as long as Volleyball England’s return to play guidance is followed, you CAN:

  • Exercise outdoors or visit some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside, public gardens or outdoor sports facilities. You can do an unlimited amount of volleyball activity alone, in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble or with one person from a different household.
  • Arrange organised volleyball or beach volleyball or sitting volleyball training for U18s* and disabled people outdoors. Please ensure appropriate safeguarding protocols are in place.
  • Arrange indoor volleyball for U18s* for educational purposes or to facilitate childcare that enables parents or carers to work, seek work or take part in education. Please ensure appropriate safeguarding protocols are in place.
  • Open outdoor sports facilities for use by individual households, bubbles or two people from different households.

In Tier 4, you CANNOT:

  • Organise indoor volleyball for adults. Adult indoor sport cannot take place under any circumstances.
  • Arrange indoor volleyball for disabled people. There are no exceptions for disabled people taking part in sport or physical activity indoors in Tier 4.

We know these new regulations will spark many questions from the sport and physical activity sector. Sport England is working to update its frequently asked questions as soon as possible.

*including those who were under the age of 18 on 31st August 2020

What volleyball activity can take place in Tier 4?