COVID-19

Return to Play

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Winchester Goalball Club are working closely with GoalballUK and Peter Symonds College on how we can return to goalball safely.   We will keep this page updated with any latest news and documents.

To view GoalballUK’s latest ‘Return to Play’ guidance, click: http://goalballuk.com/the-sport/r2p/.

Friday 9th April – Email Update – Return to Play

Hi Everyone,

Exciting times – goalball is back up and running in 2 WEEKS TIME! But, as before, we have lots of things we need to do before we arrive at the training session.

As you remember, I (Pip) am your Covid-19 officer and am here to answer any questions you have about our return to play.  My contact details can be found on the website. The rest of the committee are also here to answer any questions, so just pop us an email at the Winchester email.

Training Dates: April – June

Here are the training dates for you to put in your diaries.  As you can see, we’ve managed to get up and running sooner than we thought!

Saturday 24th April

Saturday 22nd May

Saturday 12th June

Saturday 26th June

ALL of these dates will be at: Kings’ School, Kings Road (Off Romsey Road), Winchester, SO22 5QB.  This postcode will take you to the correct side of the school.

Opt In – HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO STEP INSIDE THE SPORTS HALL!

As before, ALL (volunteers, parents, carers, players, supporters etc.) people who attend training on Saturday (and future trainings) will need to ‘Opt In’ to goalball.  This means that you understand the risks that coming to training has and that you agree to follow the Covid-19 procedures set out by the club.  We will not let you attend training if you haven’t filled this in.

Risk Assessment – FYI

We have updated our risk assessment, which you can find here.  There are minimal changes from before.

Session Risk Assessment April 21

We are looking forward to seeing you all again on a Goalball court soon.

Pip – Your Covid-19 officer!

Monday 15th February – Email Update

Hi Everyone,

For those of you just starting half term, have a lovely week! For those that aren’t – have a lovely week 😀
As I’m sure you have expected, we will be cancelling training sessions up until the start of April.  The sessions that are cancelled are therefore:
Saturday 27th February
Saturday 13th March
Saturday 27th March
We look forward to seeing you when we can!
The Winchester Committee 💙

Monday11th January – Email Update

Hi All

I hope your January has started OK.
I’m afraid, the bad news keeps on coming in (although as expected).
Again no surprises, following the new lockdown rules and on advice from Goalball UK we need to cancel more sessions. So we will be cancelling our next two planned sessions.   These are:
 
23rd January 
6th February 


We are looking at organising something to keep the club communicating through this difficult lockdown – a bit like our social media things we were doing in the middle of last year.  

In the meantime – Keep safe!

Monday 2nd November – Email Update

Dear All,

Good Whilst it lasted!

We loved seeing you all a few weeks ago. Thank you for doing as asked and following the guidelines. 
The coaches were very impressed with the level of play and it was good to see that you all remembered how to play Goalball even if some of you did have to adjust to the extra height you had gained during Lockdown 1.

We were busy preparing for the next session but sadly COVID has had other ideas and we are now entering another Lockdown.

So it is with heavy hearts that we have to let you all know that the next two sessions have been cancelled.  The cancelled sessions are:
– Saturday 7th November
– Saturday 28th November
Hopefully lockdown will only last four weeks and we can at least get one session in before the end of 2020 on Saturday 19th December.  

We will keep you informed of what future plans are. We are currently looking at dates for 2021 so you can get these in your diaries.

Stay safe and looking forward to seeing you all again as soon as possible.

Pip and the committee 🙂

Sunday 4th October – Email Update

Hi Everyone,
We have some exciting news – we can start playing Goalball again!
 
Please can everyone keep an eye on their emails and our social media accounts to keep up to date.  
 
This first email is to let you know the dates so you have them for your diary.  
 
Dates 
17th October
7th November
28th November
19th December
 
We have a new venue as Peter Symonds aren’t having any external visitors at the moment.  This is still in Winchester, but longer walking distance from the station.  The venue is:
 
Kings’ School
Romsey Rd
Winchester 
SO22 5PN
We will be sending out more communication over the next couple of weeks, but can you please try to be available for a Club Zoom call at 6:30pm on Tuesday 13th October. I will send the Zoom link closer to the time.
 
Can’t wait to see you all in less than 2 weeks.  More info coming soon.
 
Adam and the Committee 🙂