Badminton England have negotiated changes to allow full court singles and doubles with a few restrictions which make interesting reading. Link to site https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/return-to-play
Both singles play and doubles play can now take place in groups of people from different households, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households
can play doubles.
• You can play singles and doubles using all areas of the court, within the respective court markings – if social distancing between adjacent courts cannot be maintained, you should only use the singles court markings.
• Other than where players are from the same household or part of a support bubble, follow Government advice on staying alert and safe, and:
• Stay at least two metres away from other players (including during play) as far as possible, when taking breaks and before and after play
• Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high fiving)
• Avoid chasing the shuttle down towards another court if other players are using it
• For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player will take the shot if a shuttle travels to the centre of the court
Not ideal but at least we can play if somewhere is open.
Leisure centres are starting to open from this weekend. Schools may not be reviewing lettings until September at the earliest so until the situation is clearer all we can do is wait and hope for good news in the future.