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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATES

Please find below all Kidzplay Netball related COVID-19 updates as and when they’re published. 

Protecting people’s health is our priority, while also operating within this situation as best we can. We will take actions to respond to the changing situation as expected by the Government.

Update: 19 October 2021

2021 Winter Competition Cancelled

On 18 October 2021, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, with current restrictions remaining in place for at least the next two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 1 November 2021.

Following the Government’s announcement and after careful consideration, we regret to inform you that due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining games of our 2021 Winter Season.

We have always been proud to deliver the Kidzplay netball program to our community under all circumstances, so please be assured this decision was not made lightly. Our Saturday games draw a large attendance from all over Auckland, therefore, we are unable to operate within the gathering limits of Alert Level 2 and higher.  The overall welfare and safety of our community is always a priority, and with the uncertainty around when Auckland will move to Alert Level 1, which would allow us to play, and the limited time remaining until the end of term, we believe it is best to make this decision now.

We understand that this will be very disappointing news for many of our players, umpires and coaches who were looking forward to getting back on court and giving it their all, but the unfortunate timing of the COVID-19 Delta outbreak means we are left with no other option.

We wish to recognise that this year has been very disruptive for all of us and sincerely thank all our volunteers, school co-ordinators, coaches, managers, umpires, supporters and players for their support, understanding, patience, and adaptability shown over this season. We trust that all of you will celebrate the improvement and success of your team in the games they have played this year.

Remember to keep up the good hygiene habits, to wear your mask, stay safe and take care. 

We look forward to seeing you all courtside in Term 2 2022 for an exciting Winter Season.

Kia Kaha! Stay safe, be kind, look after each other 🧡

Useful links:

  • For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.
  • The Unite Against COVID-19 website carries a wide range of useful information including current regional alert levels, detail on what each alert level means, how and when to get tested, etc.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.

For further information regarding the netball season, please first check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 11 October 2021

Alert Levels remain the same

This afternoon the Government has announced that there is no change in the Alert Levels across the whole country. Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, Stage 1 for another week. 

At Alert Level 3, the risk of COVID-19 in the community remains high.

We still need to be vigilant and take care to stop Delta spreading. Further information can be found here.

At Kidzplay Netball, protecting everyone’s health is our priority, while also operating within the situation as best we can. At present, all our courses and programmes will remain on hold until we are in an Alert Level that will allow us to run courses and programmes under government guidelines and protocols.

Should anything change, we will update our Facebook pagewebsite and let the schools know via email as soon as possible.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Kia kaha, together we’ve got this! 🧡

Useful links:

  • While we are still not able to return to play, we are posting fun netball videos and drills to our Facebook page to keep those skills developing and the momentum going.
  • For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.

For further information regarding the netball season, please first check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 4 October 2021

Updated Alert Level 3, Stage 1 for Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, with updates to the Alert Level settings.

From 11:59pm Tuesday 5 October, restrictions will ease in steps, starting with Step 1.

Step 1:
  • Aucklanders will be able to meet outdoors, but no more than two households, up to 10 people.
  • Early learning centres can reopen with bubbles of up to 10 children. Parents should wear face coverings during pickups and drop-offs.
  • Aucklanders can travel around the region for exercise, sports and recreation, such as beach visits and hunting.
Step 2:
  • Retail can open, with the usual measures of wearing masks and keeping up physical distancing.
  • Public facilities such as pools and zoos will open.
  • The number of people who can meet outdoors will increase to 25.
Step 3:
  • Hospitality will open – seated, separated and with a limit of 50.
  • Close contact businesses like hairdressers will also open with mask use and physical distancing.
  • Gatherings will extend to 50.
Cabinet will review each step weekly to ensure it’s safe to move before confirming the next step.
 

All our courses and programmes will remain on hold until we are in an Alert Level that will allow us to run courses and programmes under government guidelines and protocols.

Should anything change, we will update our Facebook pagewebsite and let the schools know via email as soon as possible.

Kia Kaha! Stay safe, be kind, look after each other 🧡

Useful links:

  • While we are still not able to return to play, we are posting fun netball videos and drills to our Facebook page to keep those skills developing and the momentum going.
  • For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.

For further information regarding the netball season, please first check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 21 September 2021

Auckland is moving to Alert Level 3

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm Tuesday 21 September (tonight). The rest of New Zealand will stay at Alert Level 2. These settings will be in place for at least 2 weeks and will be reviewed on 4 October.

At this stage we still plan for our games to resume in Term 4, on Saturday, 30 October

Should anything change, we will update our Facebook pagewebsite and let the schools know via email as soon as possible.

Kia Kaha! Stay safe, be kind, look after each other 🧡

Useful links:

  • While we are still not able to return to play, we are posting fun netball videos and drills to our Facebook page to keep those skills developing and the momentum going.
  • For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.
  • The Unite Against COVID-19 website carries a wide range of useful information including current regional alert levels, detail on what each alert level means, how and when to get tested, etc.
  • The Ministry of Health is advising the use of face masks. We recommend familiarisation with appropriate use of masks.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.
  • If you haven’t already done so, it is recommended that you download and use the contact tracing app.

For further information regarding the netball season, please first check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 6 September 2021

Auckland stays at Alert Level 4. Rest of NZ to move to Delta Alert Level 2 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the rest of New Zealand, apart from Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tomorrow, Tuesday. Auckland will remain in Alert Level 4 for at least another week, until 11.59pm Tuesday, 14 September.

At this stage we plan for our games to resume in Term 4, on Saturday, 30 October

Should anything change, we will update our Facebook pagewebsite and let the schools know via email as soon as possible.

At present, we have the following events scheduled for Term 4:

COMPETITION DATES 

  • 23 October – No netball (Labour Weekend)
  • 30 October – Postponed game #1
  • 6 November – Postponed game #2
  • 13 November – Postponed game #3
  • 20 November – Postponed game #4

NB: All dates subject to Auckland being in COVID-19 Alert Level 1*

Teams will stay the same, however, if you need to make any changes to your teams, please let your school co-ordinator know asap. 

2021 WINTER LEAGUE PRIZEGIVINGS

  • Saturday, 4 December (subject to Auckland being in Alert Level 1*)

There will be TWO ceremonies; one for Year 2 and Year 3 teams and one for Year 4 – Year 6 teams. Times TBC closer to the time.

COACHING AND UMPIRING TRAINING SESSIONS

All Coaching and Umpiring Training Sessions for this Term have been postponed until Term 4, dates to be confirmed. Updates will be posted on our website under the Coaches and Umpires pages.

2021 SPRING LEAGUE

As the Winter League has been extended into Term 4, we unfortunately are unable to offer a Term 4 Spring League this year.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR GAMES & CONTACT TRACING

The Government has announced mandatory record keeping for busy places and large gatherings to ensure they can contact trace quickly in the event of community transmission. This means that those attending our events will need to scan the QR codes with the NZ COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in manually when they enter the school grounds. Information and guidelines will be available about this before the start of Term 4.

Kia Kaha – we’ll get there! Stay safe, be kind, look after each other 🧡

Useful links:

  • In the meantime, while we are still not able to return to play, we are posting fun netball videos and drills to our Facebook page to keep those skills developing and the momentum going.
  • For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.
  • The Unite Against COVID-19 website carries a wide range of useful information including current regional alert levels, detail on what each alert level means, how and when to get tested, etc.
  • The Ministry of Health is advising the use of face masks. We recommend familiarisation with appropriate use of masks.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.
  • If you haven’t already done so, it is recommended that you download and use the contact tracing app.

For further information regarding the netball season, please first check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

*Subject to change. Due to the Delta variant, it’s possible these restrictions may change.

Update: 27 August 2021

Auckland may stay at Alert Level 4 for further two weeks

This afternoon the Prime Minister announced that all of New Zealand south of the Auckland boundary will move to Level 3 at 11.59pm on Tuesday. Auckland and Northland will remain in Level 4, likely for a further two weeks. Cabinet will review this.

Unfortunately, due to these unprecedented times, we are currently unable to offer our usual netball program.  Even though this is very disappointing, Kidzplay Netball wholeheartedly supports the Government in its efforts to keep everyone safe and well.

The feedback we received is that the majority are hopeful the season will resume and do wish to return to playing netball, finish the season and complete all games so Prizegivings can be held.

The current Alert Level guidelines state that no mass gatherings can be held in Alert Levels 2 – 4*, and because Kidzplay is a large event, no netball can be played until we enter Alert Level 1.  Due to the current situation and the feedback received, we have decided it would be best to postpone all games until Term 4. 

Please be assured we are working very hard behind the scenes to return to playing netball as soon as we are able in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines and the information that we have and based on when the Government change the alert levels. Please find changes to our events below:

REVISED DATES FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2021 THE SEASON

  • COMPETITION DATES 

At this stage we plan for our games to resume in Term 4, on Saturday, 30 October

  • 23 October – No netball (Labour Weekend)
  • 30 October – Postponed game #1
  • 6 November – Postponed game #2
  • 13 November – Postponed game #3
  • 20 November – Postponed game #4

NB: All dates subject to Auckland being in COVID-19 Alert Level 1*

Teams will stay the same, however, if you need to make any changes to your teams, please let your school co-ordinator know asap. 

  • 2021 PRIZEGIVINGS

The 2021 Kidzplay Netball Winter League Prizegivings will now be held on Saturday, 4 December in the Pinehurst School Gymnasium, subject to Auckland being in Alert Level 1*.

There will be TWO ceremonies; one for Year 2 and Year 3 teams and one for Year 4 – Year 6 teams. Times TBC closer to the time.

  • COACHING AND UMPIRING TRAINING SESSIONS

All Coaching and Umpiring Training Sessions for this Term have been postponed until Term 4, dates to be confirmed. Updates will be posted on our website under the Coaches and Umpires pages.

  • 2021 SPRING LEAGUE

As the Winter League has been extended into Term 4, we unfortunately are unable to offer a Term 4 Spring League this year.

  • COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR GAMES & CONTACT TRACING

The Government has announced mandatory record keeping for busy places and large gatherings to ensure they can contact trace quickly in the event of community transmission. This means that those attending our events will need to scan the QR codes with the NZ COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in manually when they enter the school grounds. Information and guidelines will be available about this before the start of Term 4.

Even though we’re likely to be at Alert Level 1 when Term 4 starts, in the current environment there are just no guarantees. Should anything change, we will update our Facebook pagewebsite and let the schools know via email as soon as possible.

We wish to again thank you all for your patience in this extremely challenging environment.

Kia kaha, together we’ve got this! 🧡

Useful links:

  • In the meantime, while we are still not able to return to play, we are posting fun netball videos and drills to our Facebook page to keep those skills developing and the momentum going.
  • For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.
  • The Unite Against COVID-19 website carries a wide range of useful information including current regional alert levels, detail on what each alert level means, how and when to get tested, etc.
  • The Ministry of Health is advising the use of face masks. We recommend familiarisation with appropriate use of masks.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.
  • If you haven’t already done so, it is recommended that you download and use the contact tracing app.

For further information regarding the netball season, please first check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

*Subject to change. Due to the Delta variant, it’s possible these restrictions may change.

Update: 23 August 2021

Auckland to remain in Alert Level 4

This afternoon the Prime Minister announced Cabinet has decided all of New Zealand will remain at level 4 for an additional four days, until 11.59pm 27 August; Auckland will remain in Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm 31 August.

With this in mind, the following is the status of our events:

Saturday games:

  • All Saturday games are suspended whilst Auckland remains in Alert Level 4, as per the current Government guidelines.

Coaching courses and training sessions:

  • Due to Alert Level 4 restrictions on gatherings, all our upcoming coaching programmes are currently on hold until further notice.

As protecting everyone’s health is our priority and while also operating within the situation as best we can, when it is clear that netball can resume, we will update our Facebook page, website and let the school co-ordinators know via email as soon as possible.

In the meantime, while we are still not able to return to play, to keep the momentum going and players entertained at home, please visit our  Facebook page for fun netball videos and drills.

We thank you once again for your support as we work together against this pandemic, but for now we hope you are all safe with family/friends at home.

Kia kaha. We have done this before. We can do it again. 🧡

Useful links:

For information regarding the netball season, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 17 August 2021

Alert Level 4 for all of New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will move to move to Alert Level 4 at 11:59pm tonight, 17 August, after a community case was identified in Auckland. The Alert Level will be reviewed after three days for all areas except for Auckland and Coromandel Penninsula which is likely to remain at Level 4 for seven days.

A few reminders:

  • Everyone should stay at home
  • The Government is asking everyone to wear a mask and keep a two metre distance whenever you leave your home
  • Practice good hygiene including hand washing
  • If you’re sick, call your doctor or Healthline on 09800 358 5453
  • To remind yourself of what happens at Alert Level 4, go to the COVID-19 website here.
  • If you have questions about sports operations at alert levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.
  • Further Sport NZ guidance on how to manage day to day activities and events as part of pandemic planning and operational management can be found here.
  • Keeping scanning QR codes if you go out (such as to supermarkets)
  • The Government’s COVID-19 website can be found here.

All Netball activity (Games and Training Sessions) are postponed. Games will not be resuming until the Government lifts the Lockdown and allows sport to resume.

We will continue to update our Kidzplay Netball community with information as it comes to hand, as quickly as we can. This includes monitoring the situation and seeking advice from the likes of Sport New Zealand and the Ministry of Health in regards to our Saturday netball games.

We look forward to getting everyone safely back on the court as soon as possible.

For information regarding the netball season, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Kia manawanui, kia haumaru tātou
Let’s stay strong and stay safe 🧡

Update: 13 March 2021

Current Situation – Alert Level 1

As all of New Zealand enjoys being back in Alert Level 1 after Auckland’s two recent snap lockdowns, a reminder to remain vigilant and stick to the basics:

  • staying home if unwell and getting advice about having a test,
  • washing hands,
  • coughing and sneezing into the elbow, 
  • wearing masks or face coverings on all public transport, and
  • keeping track of where you’ve been – scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard.

Click here to view our Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.

Read the updated guidance on sport at Alert Level 1 from Sport NZ here.

For information regarding the netball season, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 6 October 2020

Netball is back – At last!

As you will be aware, yesterday the Prime Minister announced that Auckland will be moving to Level 1 at midnight on Wednesday, bringing us into line with the rest of the country.

This means that Netball is back (at last!) so our games will be resuming on Saturday 17th October! A friendly reminder that it is also the day of the General Election, and Pinehurst School will once again be a polling station, so you will be able to vote and come along to the netball at the same time. 

The draw for Saturday 17th October will be published soon. The draws for the remainder of the season will be published by Labour weekend. 

We wish to again thank you all for your patience in this extremely challenging environment.

Enjoy the rest of the break, remember to keep up the good hygiene habits, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.

Read the updated guidance on sport at Alert Level 1 from Sport NZ here.

Update: 8 September 2020

Games postponed until Term 4

The feedback we have received is that the majority of people want to return to playing netball and are hopeful the season will resume. 

The health and safety of our community is our number one priority while also operating within the current circumstances as best we can. It is clear that our games cannot be played under the current Alert Level 2 guidelines for the Auckland region due to the requirement of gatherings of less than 10 people. Should these restrictions increase to 100 people per event on 17 September, we will unfortunately still not be able to play netball as our Saturday games see well over 100 people in attendance. Because of this we have decided it would be best to postpone our games until Term 4. Should these guidelines change, we will change our competition accordingly. 

The clear message from the Prime Minister is that we all need to remain vigilant. Mass gatherings can be the catalyst for a large COVID-19 outbreak and we don’t want that to happen. We support the Government’s stance on safety and trying to stamp out COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Please be assured we are working very hard behind the scenes to ensure a return to playing netball as soon as we are able in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines and the information that we have, and based on when the Government change the alert levels. Please find changes to our events below:

  • REVISED COMPETITION DATES

At this stage we plan for our games to resume in Term 4, on Saturday 17 October. Due to the postponement of games, the competition will now conclude on Saturday 28 November. 
There will be no games on Saturday 24 October (Labour Weekend).

  • COMPETITION FORMAT

We are currently working on a modified competition and scenarios for all grades to be able to finish out the 2020 Season. Once these are finalised, we will email the schools the details. 

  • COACHING AND UMPIRING TRAINING SESSIONS

All Coaching and Umpiring Training Sessions for this Term have been postponed until Term 4, dates to be confirmed. Updates will be posted on our website under the Coaches and Umpires pages.

  • 2020 PRIZEGIVINGS

In order to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff and supporters, we have made the tough decision to cancel our Kidzplay Netball Prizegivings for this year. We believe the risks are too high for large indoor gatherings until there is more certainty around the control of the virus.

  • FEES

No decisions have been made at this point around refunds, however, we are currently in discussions about partial refund of fees. Information about this will be sent to the schools.

  • TEAM REGISTRATIONS

Teams will stay the same, however, if you need to make any changes to your teams, please let your school co-ordinator know asap.

  • COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR GAMES & CONTACT TRACING

Information and guidelines will be sent out about this before the start of Term 4.

Even though we’re likely to be at Alert Level 1 when Term 4 starts, in the current environment there are just no guarantees. Should anything change, we will update our Facebook pagewebsite and let the schools know via email as soon as possible.

In the meantime, while we are still not able to return to play, we are posting fun netball videos and drills to our Facebook page to keep those skills developing and the momentum going.

The NetballSmart website also offers free Skill development and Strength and Conditioning activities.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time while we work hard to make sure it is safe for everyone to come back to netball.  

We look forward to seeing you all on our courts as soon as possible.

Kia kaha, together we’ve got this!

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Government’s website.

More information:

Advice and guidance on life at Alert Level 2

Sport at Alert Level 2 in Auckland

Sport New Zealand Alert Level 2 Quick Reference Guide

Update: 4 September 2020

Alert Levels Remain the Same

Today the Government has announced that New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2. Extra restrictions will continue in the Auckland region for gatherings, funerals and tangihanga. At Alert Level 2 in Auckland, social gatherings can have a maximum of 10 people.

The Alert Levels will next be reviewed on Monday 14 September. If the restrictions do change, this will happen at 11:59pm on Wednesday 16 September.

This means that our events remain postponed until 11.59pm Wednesday 16 September.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. COVID-19 has been a journey like no other, but we’re all in this together.

Kia manawanui, kia haumaru tātou
Let’s stay strong and stay safe.

Further information:

Advice and guidance on life at Alert Level 2

Sport at Alert Level 2 in Auckland

Sport New Zealand Alert Level 2 Quick Reference Guide

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 24 August 2020

No Changes to Alert Levels

This afternoon at 3pm, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Cabinet’s decision that COVID-19 restrictions will continue at their current level until at least 11.59pm on Sunday night (Auckland at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 2).

Then, from Monday 31 August, Auckland is expected to join the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 2, but with additional restrictions on gathering sizes including no more than 10 in Auckland, except for tangihanga and funerals which allow 50 people. Masks also become a requirement on public transport throughout New Zealand. (Full update on the Government COVID-19 website here).

This means that our events remain postponed until 11.59pm Sunday 6 September.

There will be another announcement next week so we will keep you updated as and when we can.

We look forward to getting everyone safely back on the court as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 15 August 2020

Community Netball Update

Following the Government announcement yesterday, the below advisement applies to the delivery of Community Netball until 11.59pm on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

Auckland will remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

All Netball activity for Netball Centres in the Auckland Super City area is postponed.

Netball NZ guidelines:

  • No organised Netball activity.
  • All events and competitions postponed, on hold or cancelled.
  • All trainings, programmes, activities on hold (except on an individual basis or within designated bubble or online)
  • All workshops and meetings to be conducted online.
  • NNZ, Zone and Centre offices and facilities closed.
  • All staff and volunteers work from home.

There will be another announcement next week so we will keep you updated as and when we can.

We look forward to getting everyone safely back on the court as soon as possible.

Stay safe everyone. 

Remember:

✅ Personal hygiene

✅ Stay home if unwell

✅ Keep track of where you’ve been

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 11 August 2020

New Zealand’s Alert Levels are changing

Tonight Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced four positive cases of COVID-19 in Auckland, outside of managed isolation or quarantine. 

The action the Government has taken is to move Auckland to Alert Level 3 restrictions from 12 noon tomorrow (Wednesday 12 August). The rest of the country outside of Auckland will move into Level 2. The restrictions will last three days until midnight Friday.

If you have questions about sports operations at these levels, please first refer to Sport New Zealand’s Alert guidance here.

The Government’s wider alert level information is available on the COVID-19 website and can be viewed here

The Government is also reminding New Zealanders of the importance of additional hygiene measures, including hand washing, cleaning surfaces, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and staying home if you feel unwell.

If you haven’t already done so, it is recommended that you download and use the contact tracing app

We will continue to update our Kidzplay Netball community with information as it comes to hand, as quickly as we can. This includes monitoring the situation and seeking advice from the likes of Sport New Zealand and the Ministry of Health in regards to our Saturday netball games.

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Update: 27 July 2020

Current Situation – Alert Level 1

Although the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is now low, we have put the following guidelines in place to help the prevention of future spread.

To keep everyone safe, these golden rules will apply:

  • QR codes will be available at all our courts and we ask all teams and their supporters to download the NZ Government tracer app and scan the QR code every week when attending netball. Please advise all supporters of this.
  • Teams are also responsible to keep a record of their attendees (players and supporters).
  • Players are encouraged to sanitise before, at half time and after their games. Please keep hand sanitiser in your team bags.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available at a number of places on the school site.
  • All teams are required to list their players on the back of the scorecards in their playing positions each week.
  • We encourage alternative end of game traditions (instead of hi-fives).
  • If anyone is feeling unwell, they should stay home and seek appropriate medical advice if necessary – Healthline – 0800 611 116
  • We are asking our community to make sure they are up to date with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 webpage and the NZ Government COVID-19 webpage.
  • In the event of community transmission in New Zealand, schools are required to advise us of any cases in their school community as soon as possible.

We ask that all schools take responsibility for players and supporters of their teams. Our model is that the coach/manager of each team has the responsibility to ensure that all supporters of their teams have the NZ Government tracer app and have scanned the QR code.

Although gatherings have no restrictions and the public health requirements are not mandatory, it is still important to remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission.

Thank you for your continued support.

Update: 9 June 2020

Welcome to Alert Level 1! We all stayed home, played it safe and flattened the curve.

During Level 1 there will be no restrictions on gatherings. This means that Netball is back!

At Kidzplay Netball we have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to nail down dates for the delayed 2020 season. It’s been a tricky job with complexity of COVID-19 and working with moving targets but we’re pleased to announce the following dates:

  • 2020 Competition Dates: 1st August to 19th September and from 17th October to 14th November (excluding 24th October – Labour Weekend) – 12 weeks
  • 2020 Prizegiving: Saturday 28th November 2020
  • Registration deadline: 17th June 2020. Click here for the online registration form.
  • Information Evenings for Coaches and Managers:
    Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3 Teams: Monday 27th July – College 4 (building next to Courts A-F) 7.00pm – 8.30pm
    Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6 Teams: Tuesday 28th July – College 4 (building next to Courts A-F)
    7.00pm – 8.30pm
    Further details can be found here.
  • Team Umpires Meeting: Thursday 30th July – Staffroom 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Please note it is compulsory for team umpires to attend this meeting)
  • First Steps to Umpiring Course: Saturday 25th July 2020. Further details can be found here.
  • Coaching Courses:
    Monday 3rd August – Gym 5.30 – 7pm
    Monday 31st August – Gym 5.30 – 7pm
    Wednesday 14th October – Gym 6.30 – 8pm
    Further details can be found here.
  • Spring League: As the start of the Winter League has been delayed until Term 3, we unfortunately are unable to offer a Term 4 Spring League this year. 

And finally, thank you! We’d like to sincerely thank you for the support, understanding, and patience that you’ve shown us over the last couple of months.

We’ve all come a long way, however, we’re still at Alert Level 1, so please stay home if you’re feeling unwell.

Remember to keep up the good hygiene habits, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Read the updated guidance on sport at Alert Level 1 from Sport NZ here.

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

Update: 26 May 2020

Yesterday the Government announced a softening of restrictions to allow for up to 100 people to gather, effective from midday Friday 29th May 2020.

This is good news as it will allow teams to train together, when they are ready to do so.

Restrictions are still needed to control the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand and this will mean that larger events are still unable to take place.

Keep watching our website (this page) and Facebook page for updates.

Read the updated guidance on sport at Alert Level 2 from Sport NZ here.

For further information, please check with your school as we send out information to the School Co-ordinators as and when it becomes available to us.

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:

TERM 1 PRE-SEASON TRAINING SESSIONS AND MEETINGS:

  • 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

2020 WINTER LEAGUE

  • 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.