IMPORTANT: As the NGB of baseball, our [BBF] safety COVID-19 guidelines which have been approved by the government, apply to all affiliated and non-affiliated baseball participants, teams, clubs, volunteers, officials, coaches, managers etc., playing our sport. This guidance does not constitute legal advice or replace any government, nor does it provide any advice on health related issues.

22 February 2021

IMPORTANT: UK Government guidelines superseed all other guidelines, including the BBF (subject to change without notice).


Today, the UK government announced the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in phases. In a normal year, our scheduled start date for Opening Day would be in April. However, with the current lockdown, participants have not been able to practice, so our projected month to start accounting for some time to practice, the regular season (leagues and other activities) is now scheduled for sometime May 2021 (subject to change without notice, with possible government restrictions). However, in between participants can begin to make use of phased activities to practice while following government restrictions.

IMPORTANT: The British Baseball Federation is the National Governing Body (NGB) of baseball. These BBF safety guidelines for baseball's safe return apply to all (affiliated and non-affiliated) participants and teams in our sport.

​Concerning our member clubs, Dave Kettle, responsible for the BBF seniors leagues and scheduling, will begin to work with them to ensure we consider any conflicts (field use) which may impact our baseball league schedules. Shortly afterwards, we will communicate Opening Day and all events as they materialise. ​We remind the public to continue to follow the government guidelines for everyone's safety. Thank you for your patience and support during these months of lockdown. British Baseball Federation NOTE: You should expect continued updates (safety guidelines, league, GB Baseball, etc) as more information becomes available to us from the government. Please check our website and social media links.

Hands. Face. Space. According to the government, approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings).

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