18/10/2022- Medical


BF updates the rules on injury breaks for non-ranking competitions and competitions held for U15 age categories and below, to allow injury break times to be extended to 10 minutes at the discretion of the organisers.

The recent news post (click here) reaffirms the rules around injury breaks for those competitions which are being run in accordance with FIE rules.

The Medical Committee and the Rules Committee have agreed that for non-ranking competitions and for competitions for age groups U15 and below the organisers may increase the injury break time (from the 5 minutes permitted by the FIE) to 10 minutes.  This should be communicated to participants either as part of the published competition details or to the referees, participants and medics at the start of the event.

As a reminder the injury break clock only starts once the full medical assessment has been made by a medic and a break deemed necessary. Injury break is the time allowed for treatment and/or recovery, it does not include the assessment period.


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