9 July 2020
Today, the UK government made a public announcement regarding guidelines for the recreational team sports to return this summer safely. To read more click here. The mentioned includes sports governing bodies to submit their safety plans before restarting. As the National Governing Body of the sport of baseball, we will be presenting and making our safety plans for the return of play, to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and other applicable agencies, shortly.
The above comes after taking consultation from our insurers, health and science organisations, universities, government advisors, and other relevant stakeholders as to the best plans forward to resume play. Please we ask for your patience as the mentioned will be a dynamic assessment taking into account several factors to mitigate the public, our members, National Teams, officials, and your risk.
As before the pandemic, the BBF remains dedicated to the health and wellbeing of everyone involved in our sport. Under the circumstances, when we return to play, we want to manage your expectations that the new normal to play baseball will be different. For everyone's safety and for our sport to resume play everyone involved in our sport will be required to assume some responsibility and patience to make the best of the circumstances.
Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements shortly. For now, we ask that you continue to follow the government guidelines and remain positive. Baseball will be back soon.
British Baseball Federation