here’s where we will collect all the information related to how we can play badminton at ABC during this pandemic. The following quick links will take you to the relevant sections on this page:
- state of play for members (rules)
- joining ABC and applying for test sessions
- if you are considered immune (recovered or vaccinated)
- perspectives for the near future
We’ll keep updating this post with information, so check back anytime you think something has changed!
Information last updated on June 25th, 2021
State of play for members
As of Monday June 28th, 2021, we will be able to switch partners freely again. Players can play singles or doubles and switch partners to play as they like. There is an upper limit to how many people we can allow in a given hall and the maximum number will depend on how large the hall is and how well-ventilated it is.
Registering for play is still required, to enable us to track & trace if something were to happen. We will strive to allow every member to choose their preferred time & date.
Joining ABC & applying for test sessions
We have decided to open test-sessions for those who are thinking of joining ABC! Check the information on this page, then send us an email telling us about yourself and how much badminton experience you have and we will get back to you with a suggestion for a date.
If you really want to quickly get all the relevant info and be told about open slots for test sessions, include your mobile phone number in the email, so we can contact you via instant messenger (in this case: Signal https://signal.org/install/ )
Please note that we are giving women players priority access for test sessions!
The following conditions currently apply:
- only one test-session possible before becoming a member. Afterwards both sides must decide if we have a “match”.
- The usual hygiene rules must be respected (wear a mask on your way into and out of the hall, keep a safe distance from others off court, no high-fives etc.)
Test sessions are subject to availability; this means that if current members take up all the spots in a given week, no test session can take place that week, sorry.
If you are considered immune
If you have been fully vaccinated with your last shot more than 2 weeks ago or have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months (i.e. considered „immune“), you are not subject to any restrictions anymore. You might think of it as being „invisible“ for the purposes of those contact restrictions.
We will still ask you to comply with the usual hygiene and safety precautions (mask-wearing, distancing etc) and require you to register per GoogleSheet for any evening you wish to play.
Perspectives for the near future
Heading into the summer holidays (July 19th to August 27th 2021), our halls will change and we hope to be able to offer you the same number of space on court as during the rest of the year. Provided infection numbers stay low, we should be able to continue with business as usual with doubles and switching partners.
The Hessian Landessportbund (LSBH) has created a one-page PDF illustrating the types of sports that can be conducted under different conditions: check it out here in conjunction with the info on hessen.de .