Fencing activities delivered to groups of up to 15 students in higher education institutions can take place in Tier 2 & Tier 3
This means that the 2nd October government exemption covers all alert levels.
Sport England published this advice on 15/10/2020:
Most sport in educational settings will be covered by the exemption for supervised activities for children (i.e. under-18s), and so can take place in groups larger than six.
This includes pupils over the age of 18, where the sport is for the purpose of education, such as curriculum sport or playing for school/college/university teams, but does not include all activity on the educational site.
This means the limit on numbers for indoor team sport doesn’t apply, even if the pupils are over 18, or playing alongside under-18s, provided the sport is for the purpose of education.
This applies to all coronavirus alert levels.
More information here.
BF Return to Fencing Guidance for England can be found here. This will be updated over the next few days in line with the recently published advice.
Coaches and clubs must continue to adhere to the specific published fencing adaptations designed to reduce risk including those regarding maximum sparring times/bouts.
It may not be sensible or practical to deliver sessions to groups as large as 15. Decisions on group sizes for your setting should be based on:
If you have any queries regarding this and other announcements please contact us using this form. Many of the queries we get are answered in our guidance and resources here so we strongly recommend reading this in advance of contacting us.
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