Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak many of the national floorball leagues have been effected and also the upcoming IFF Events are continuously evaluated. Since the last update on March 16th, new decisions have been made in Sweden, New Zealand and Ukraine.

Below you can find an update on the situation based on the information that the IFF has been able to find out from its members. Please note that the situation might change quickly (and that the IFF might not have all the latest information).

Austria

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled at least until Easter.

Belgium

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled at least until the end of March.

Canada

  • All matches in the Floorball League of Canada have been suspended until further notice.

Czech Republic

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled for this season.

Denmark

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled at least until the end of March.

Estonia

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled for at least two months (decision made on March 11th).

Finland

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled for this season.

France

  • All floorball events and leagues cancelled until at least May 3rd.

Germany

  • The floorball events and leagues have been cancelled for this season.

Italy

  • All floorball events are cancelled until at least April 3rd.

Latvia

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled until at least April 14th.

Netherlands

  • All floorball events have been cancelled at least until the end of March.

New Zealand

  • All floorball related activities are suspended until 14th of April.

Norway

  • All floorball events and leagues are cancelled for this season.

Poland

  • All floorball events and leagues have been cancelled at least until the end of March.

Slovakia

  • All floorball events and leagues have been cancelled at least until March 24th.

Spain

  • All floorball events and leagues have been cancelled until at least March 23rd.

Sweden

  • All floorball leagues and events are cancelled for this season. SSL regular season winners, Iksu women & Falun men, were crowned champions.

Switzerland

  • All floorball leagues and events are cancelled for this season.

Ukraine

  • All floorball events are cancelled until 3rd of April.

United Kingdom

  • English Floorball League season and 2020 National Finals cancelled.

 

IFF Events

Since January 2020, COVID-19 has had an impact on the IFF Events and the IFF Executive Committee had to cancel the Men’s World Floorball Championships Qualification tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, based on the fact that Thailand was not in a position to organise the event. Read more here. Today, the IFF ExCo also made the decision to postpone the Women’s U19 WFC 2020 to September.

Basic protective measures against the coronavirus

The IFF closely follows the recommendations made by The World Health Organization (WHO). The IFF Medical Committee also recommends to follow the basic WHO guidelines:

  • Wash your hands frequently
    Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Maintain social distancing
    Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
    Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
    Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Other International situation reports and resources:

 

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