COVID-19 Advice & Guidance to the Fencing Community

Last updated 29/05/2020. Please check back regularly as this page will be updated in light of the latest guidance.

*no sparring and no fencing lessons currently permitted*

Links to dedicated advice pages including those for coaches and clubs can now be found below the Latest Updates & Comms section. The latest COVID-19 related news items from BF will also appear at the bottom of the page.

Latest Updates and Communications

29/05/2020 Guidance Changes from 1st June (England) – increased opportunities for outdoor exercise

28/05/2020 Update from Scottish Fencing

22/05/2020 FIE announce updated Tokyo Qualification System

18/05/2020 Clarification on sparring and lessons (not currently permitted) and 1:1 socially distanced coaching sessions (outdoor public places only, no U18s) here.

13/05/2020 Further guidelines issued by government here including further guidance for coaches. (Please see the coaches page for important note re 1:1 socially distanced sessions with U18 athletes.)

11/05/2020 Government issues new guidance on next phase here.

11/05/2020 Sport England Community Fund closes this Thursday 14th May.

20/04/2020 Government Job Retention Scheme now open for claims

14/04/2020 FIE announce update to Tokyo Games Qualification

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.


Archived updates can be found here.


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