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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATES

Update: 26 May 2020

Update: 14 May 2020

Sport New Zealand has confirmed that community sports are not allowed gatherings over 10 people while in Alert Level 2, which comes into effect today, Thursday 14th May.

During Level 2, multiple groups (bubbles) of up to 10 people can operate in larger facilities and open spaces as long as they maintain the two-metre physical distancing requirement between groups.

At this stage it is not clear what, if any, netball will be able to be participated in at Level 2. Keep watching our website (this page) and Facebook page for updates.

Sport New Zealand advice for all sports, including level 2 guidance, can be found on their webpage here.

Update: 24 April 2020

The move to Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28th April, does not bring any change from Lockdown/Alert Level 4 conditions in terms of being able to play or train for netball.

Sport New Zealand released guidelines for sport and recreation activity for Alert Level 3 today.

Due to netball being classified as a ‘contact sport’ with the requirement for physical distancing at Level 3, fundamentally Level 3 has the same restrictions for netball as there was in Level 4. Namely, people should maintain their bubbles and contact activities are not permitted. Netball will be restricted to individual play at home or within household bubbles.

At this stage it is not clear what, if any, netball will be able to be participated in at Level 2. Keep watching our website (this page) and Facebook page for updates.

Sport NZ

  • A new table is available here containing the latest Government position on physical activity
  • Sport NZ has also published Frequently Asked Questions that build on the most common scenarios and will be useful to public interpretation

Update: 25 March 2020

We are at Alert Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.

Everyone should stay at home. This is the best thing we can all do to stop the spread of COVID-19. This will save lives.

The game of Netball will not be resuming in any form until the government lifts the Lockdown and allows sport to resume.

We will send out information to the school co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Do watch out on our Facebook page in the coming weeks for ways in which you can still be part of the sport we all love from your home.

Stay safe and stay at home so that we can see you all back on the courts in the near future.

Update: 16 March 2020

Due to the dynamic nature of COVID-19, we are in a state of regular and ongoing reviews of how the 2020 Kidzplay Netball Winter Season may be impacted. 

However, at this stage the event is still going ahead as planned and we will continue our plans to bring you a wonderful season.

Should anything change, we will update our Facebook page and website (this page) as soon as possible.

Protecting everyone’s health is our priority, while also operating within the situation as best we can. At present, the following is the status of our events that are coming up in the next four weeks:


  • School Co-ordinators meeting will be going ahead on Wednesday 18th Please advise attendance
  • All other pre-season meetings and training sessions will be moved to Term 2, dates TBC


  • To be able to accommodate all the postponed training sessions and meetings from Term 1 prior to the start of the season, our Winter Season dates will now be as follows:
    • The 2020 Winter League will run from 23 May to 27 June (excluding 30 May – Queen’s Birthday) and from 25 July to 5 September (12 weeks)
    • Registration deadline has been extended to 20 April. Click here for the online registration form
    • Coaching Training Sessions for Coaches: Monday 18 May, Monday 8 June, Monday 27 July
    • First Steps to Umpiring Course: Saturday 16 May 
    • Pre-season Pool Umpires meetings and training sessions: Dates TBC
    • To view the calendar for 2020, please click here
    • Please note all dates are subject to change at short notice


Please be rest assured we will take immediate action to respond to the changing situation as expected by the government. For now the government’s advice to New Zealanders is listed on the MoH COVID-19 webpage.  Some of their key messages to New Zealanders are:

  • Wash your hands
  • If you don’t need to travel overseas, then don’t. Enjoy your own back yard for a time
  • If you’re sick stay home
  • If you sneeze, sneeze into your elbow
  • Stop handshakes, hugs, and hongi
  • Please be mindful of the older citizens in your life. Check in on them, but if you’re sick keep your distance
  • Anyone arriving from overseas must follow the self-isolation process

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to your continuing support through these uncertain times.