Return To Play

Updated 09/04/2021

By now, you will have seen the news that the country is moving to Step 2 next week, which means the removal of further restrictions – and most importantly, the first step in the return of indoor badminton.

While we welcome the government announcement, and badminton moves one step closer to returning at all levels, we share the frustrations of many of our clubs and members who are still unable to return. Despite lobbying government for further loosening of restrictions, with our CEO Adrian Christy pushing for a return to play alongside other indoor sports, it’s clear that a cautious approach is being taken to all indoor activity across sport and beyond.

The positive news is that the following indoor activity is allowed from 12th April, where facilities are open:

– Junior organised activity
– One on one coaching for juniors and adults
– One on one recreational play (household/Support Bubble only)

Our latest guidance is now available to view here, and please let us know if you have any queries at all, or if you need any help to get you or your club back on court via this form and we will provide a response:

We look forward to bringing you further good news as the next step in reopening gets closer. For now, we hope those who are able to return to court enjoy their first time back, and the rest of you continue to stay safe.

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Updated Return to Play Roadmap April 2021

Click here to view our return to play roadmap, outlining how we can begin to return to badminton in accordance with Government guidelines.

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Playing Guidance & Support

Click here to find club, coach and player guidance documents and support resources to help you get back on court.

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Let’s Talk Badminton

Let’s Talk Badminton is the biggest community consultation we have ever undertaken as a sport. Click here to find out how you can help badminton come back stronger

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Outdoor Badminton

Click here to learn how you and your family can enjoy badminton outdoors.

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Schools Guidance

Click here to find the latest guidance to support delivering badminton in both Primary and Secondary schools.

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Return To Coaching Toolkit

To support the return to coaching we have produced a toolkit with a range of resources to help your safe return to court.

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Facility Support & Feedback

Click here to tell us more information about your local venue and it’s current availability.



Click here to find out how we have been supporting you and how you can continue to support the sport.

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Return to Play FAQs

Click here to view our FAQs that will help answer any queries you may have.


University & College Guidance

Click here to find our University guidance and support resources to help students get playing again.

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Financial Support

Click here for further information on where you can seek financial support.

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