BF issues guidance on the national lockdown and how it impacts fencing activities in England from 4th January 2021.
On 4th January the PM announced a national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.
The national lockdown restrictions mean you should minimise time spent outside your home.
It’s against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they’re part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you shouldn’t travel outside your local area.
You can exercise in a public outdoor place:
Public outdoor places include:
Outdoor sports venues, including tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools, must close.
There are two exemptions to the national lockdown restrictions for sport and activity:
The full government guidance can be found here.
What this means specifically for fencing and fencing clubs:
If you have any queries regarding this and other announcements please contact us using this form. Please note that we may not be able to answer your questions until we have received further clarification (which we will in the first instance publish on our website).
Please note that this guidance applies in England – people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland must follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.
As more information is released we will be updating our Covid-19 advice and guidance page over the next few days. Further guidance from Sport England will be published here.
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