COVID-19 Advice & Guidance to the Fencing Community

Last updated 02/04/2020. Please check back regularly as this page will be updated in light of the latest guidance.

02/04/2020 We know there’s a lot of information and updates to keep track of at the moment. To help, we’ve updated the appearance of this page. You can now find links to dedicated advice pages including those for coaches and clubs below the Urgent Updates & Comms section. We’ve moved the ‘useful links’ into their own sections at the bottom of this page so official information can be found easily. The latest COVID-19 related news items from BF will also appear below.

We have archived previous advice and announcements here.

Urgent Updates and Communications

02/04/2020 EFC postpone U23 European Championships (previously 27-31.5.2020). Decision on new dates will take place after FIE announce new calendar.

01/04/2020 Welsh Government and Sport Wales have announced that they are making £400,000 immediately available to provide support to not-for-profit sports clubs. The funding will be targeted at clubs who are already facing significant challenges after a difficult few weeks and who are likely to need  immediate financial support over the next 12 weeks if they are to remain an important part of their communities in the future. See our clubs page for more information as it is made available.

31/03/2020 Sport England announce £195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus – includes money to help clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. See our clubs page for more information as it is made available.

30/03/2020 IOC Announce news dates for Tokyo2020 – 23rd July 2021

24/03/2020 IOC Announce postponement of Tokyo2020

19/03/2020 Message to Clubs and Coaches

19/03/2020 Senior Rankings Suspension – BF will not award senior ranking points for any event taking place from today until at least 1st August 2020.

18/03/2020 British Fencing has made the following decisions with regards to events:

  • 2020 Senior National Championships – Postponed until later in the year
  • 2020 British Youth Championships and GB Cup – Postponed until later in the year
  • BRCs – Cancelled until mid-August 2020

The full announcement can be read here.

17/03/2020 A message from Georgina Usher and Mark Lyttle to the members of British Fencing. Please read the message here.

16/03/2020 now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.” PM statement on coronavirus: 16 March 2020.

Archived urgent updates can be found here.



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