As further variations of restrictions are expected, BF has written to DCMS to make the case for indoor fencing.
BF has written to DCMS to ask that the government recognises the hard work that has been done by our affiliated clubs to create controlled, Covid-secure indoor environments to participate in fencing.
We feel the previous tiered lockdown arrangements for sport (specifically in England) did not recognise the work that had been done by our clubs and volunteers. This work could have provided opportunities for those age 18 and over to participate in indoor activity/fencing at very low risk.
Specifically if (in England) we are returning to the pre-lockdown Tier structure we asked that in Tier 2 for the ‘rule of six’ to be extended to adult fencing delivered by affiliated clubs under BF Return to Fencing guidelines.
BF is currently not aware of a single case of onward transmission of Covid-19 within the fencing club environment, which we believe is in part due to the nature of the sport itself, but also due to all the additional measures in place in our club environments.
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