COVID-19 Advice & Guidance to the Fencing Community

Last updated 10/07/2020.  Latest announcements can now be found at the bottom of this page or on a dedicated news page here.

Links to resources and dedicated advice pages including those for coaches and clubs can now be found below the Current Status section. The latest COVID-19 related news items from BF will also appear at the bottom of this page. Archived updates can be found here.

Current Status

England – Outdoor coaching currently permitted subject to local government guidance (see here), risk assessments in place and BF membership. Adapted 1:1 training permitted subject to additional measure in place. No sparring.

Indoor facilities will be opening from 25th July. Adapted sparring and lessons – full details here.

No fencing competitions are permitted.

Scotland – From 13th July outdoor fencing resumes for U17s from 13th July under Phase 3 guidance – more information here. 2m social distancing remains in place for adults which means no fencing sparring and no fencing lessons  currently permitted between members of different households.

Wales – No fencing sparring and no fencing lessons. But from Monday, 13 July people will be able to exercise in groups, with up to 30 people being allowed to play sport outside at once, so sports clubs can meet again but only if they are organised and supervised. More information will be available as we have it.

Northern Ireland – Adapted 1:1 training permitted.

(Lessons – where one fencer hits another fencer/coach on their body with a sword)

Scroll down the page to find additional useful links (including links to guidance published by Home Nation Funding agencies and local governments).  See news here for more information.



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