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Re: Return to Play framework

Post by RollinRat2704 » Thu May 06, 2021 4:16 pm

Good morning all,

Following extensive communications with WFTDA we have come to an agreement for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland based Leagues whom are WFTDA Members.

Wales WFTDA Leagues are welcome to follow the UKRDA RTP but the Welsh Government have put the ownership on Venues so WFTDA Leagues should work with their Venues to put together relevant Risk Assessments

Scotland and Northern Ireland based WFTDA Leagues still need to follow the WFTDA Return to Play Guidlines. We are still working towards Scotland Givernance to approve the UKRDA Return to Play

England based WFTDA Leagues need to follow the BRSF Return to Play Road Map and utilise the with UKRDA Return to Play Guidlines as an accompanying guide

Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England WFTDA Leagues must all also still follow the Baseline Gudidelines including 50 per 100,000 metric

(taken from the WFTDA Return to Play)

'If your league draws participants from more than one town/city, your locality needs to include all the areas where participants live and work. If the numbers are higher than those listed in the table, then you should not start to play roller derby until all areas are at an allowable level'

(also taken from the WFTDA Return to Play)

The WFTDA is utilizing 5 in 10,000 positive cases over 14 days (50 in 100,000) as our marker for ideal downward trends of new active COVID cases".

We have included useful Links below to help your League start planning for a safe return.

Leagues are also reminded that they are under no obligation to feel they must return if they do not feel safe to do so and should therefore discuss with their League and their relevant Health and Safety Officer(s)/Risk Assessment Officer(s) and Board/Directors when is suitable for them, ensuring when they do the Guides/Rules that relate to them are adhered to.


WFTDA Covid-19 Updates

WFTDA Return to Play ... lan-v3.pdf

BRSF Return to Play Road Map

UKRDA Return to Play ... p=drivesdk

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by RollinRat2704 » Sun May 02, 2021 11:02 am

As an update conversations are in hand with WFTDA and a details have been provided regarding Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland been able to follow UKRDA RTP and England having to follow BRSF (with UKRDA also providing their RTP to England based Leagues for additional resource).

They are looking into it for us.

As soon as we hear back I will update you again.

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by RollinRat2704 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:58 pm

In addition (also posted on Facebook)

Thanks to everyone for the comments and feedback so far. We'd like to remind everyone of the UKRDA Return To Play Plan (RTP) which outlines how best to protect everyone in roller derby. ... p=drivesdk

While leagues in England have to follow the BRSF Return to Play Plan (and for WFTDA and MRDA members their RTP) we would recommend that all leagues see BRSF RTP as the minimum requirement and should consider the guidance outlined in the UKRDA RTP as best practice.

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by RollinRat2704 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:10 am

Return to Play in England:

We have had long discussions with Sport England over the UKRDA's Return to Play plan and how it was best suited for our sport. Unfortunately Sport England have taken the position that although we are not members of the BRSF and that the BRSF Return to Play plan was not based on the needs of roller derby, they will only recognise the BRSF RTP. This means that leagues wishing to restart training in England need to follow the requirements of the BRSF RTP which are available on their website.

In addition WFTDA and MRDA leagues will need to follow the appropriate RTP plan.

In Wales, Scotland and NI the UKRDA Return to Play plan is the UK guidance on returning to training, as well as the guidance from our global Governing Bodies.

We are disappointed in this decision, and will continue with our plans to seek recognition in our own right as an NGB with the Sports Councils. The process had been put on hold during 2020/21 due to Covid.

If you have questions or concerns that are not covered by the BRSF's Return To Play Plan, please do get in touch with the BRSF directly to seek clarification.

We are aware this has taken a long time and that leagues are keen to get back to training as soon as is allowed. We are grateful to all the volunteers who have given time, energy and effort over the past 12 months to help us develop the Return to Play plan and we can't wait to see you all back on track skating, officiating, announcing, taking pictures, coaching, organising or spectating.

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by LauraSmith » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:51 am

Does anyone know if the planned changes on May 17th will affect us?

"Other indoor locations to open up in Step 3 include indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play areas; the rest of the accommodation sector, including hotels, hostels and B&Bs; and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes."

Once this date, or the subsequent Step 4 on or after 21st June, has passed will we still need to wait for approval from DCMS and follow a return to play plan?

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by Hazzard » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:44 am

We are still chasing them on this! Last emailed this week with an auto reply saying that they are having an influx of mail so reply times are slow.

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by Helli » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:49 pm

I'd be interested to know if DCMS got back on the return to play framework as it's been a few months? I checked the website and UKRDA is still not listed yet. Cheers.

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by skabarella » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:40 am

I have heard from the artistic skaters who use our training venue that BRSF have issued guidance, and it includes Roller Derby.
Can this please be shared.

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by RollinRat2704 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:42 am

We are still awaiting approved by the DCMS. As soon as it is we will be making our Members and the wider Roller Derby Community aware.

It will also appear on the website (link below) as soon as it approved. ... -framework

Re: Return to Play framework

Post by MelDando » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:09 pm

Is there any update on whether this has been approved yet?