Planning to partake in some team sports? Here’s some fast facts before you go:
Keep reading to find out what travel insurance can help you with if you’re planning to play team sports this holiday.
If you end up on the losing side, we may be able to help:
You won’t be covered for anything arising from team sport if:
Some sports require more protective gear than others, but don’t fall in to the trap of ignoring protective gear when you’re playing sports recreationally. It’s there for a reason.
It’s been a staple since you were in school and the reason is simple - it’s all about avoiding injury. Stretch all your major muscle groups and lightly jog or run to get your body heated up.
Even when you’re overseas and on holiday, it doesnt mean the rules don’t apply! Playing sport is fun, but if you don’t know the rules, it can up the chances of things going wrong.
This is especially important if you have a pre-existing medical condition that prevents you from taking part in team sport. If you’re going to undertake a sports activity overseas, you’ll generally only be covered by travel insurance if you didn’t have any pre-existing conditions that might have made that activity more risky.
There is a provision to claim for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits of unused travel arrangements if you have to cancel your trip or your trip is shortened due to claimable events such as injury/illness, and the fees cannot be recouped from the provider.
We would not be able to provide medical cover for you if you are going against medical advice.
Under the standard Luggage and Personal effects benefit we provide cover for sporting equipment that you own, but not while the equipment is in use.
In an emergency, get yourself to hospital. As soon as it's possible, we advise that you or a member of your travelling party to call our medical assistance team who will be able to liaise with you or the hospital.