05/08/2020- Covid 19

Local Lockdowns – How these affect fencing

As the UK Government announces local lockdowns, a reminder of what this means for delivery of fencing

On July 31st the government announced local lockdowns in the North of England.

Where BF has previously published guidance relating to the easing of lockdown this may no longer be valid.

The government announcements will typically cover travel restrictions and the numbers of people that can meet, numbers of households and locations, and social distancing measures.

Where local lockdowns are announced COVID-19 Officers are required to review the government guidance and update their risk assessments before engaging in any activity.

In updating the risk assessment, the priority of the guidelines is as follows:

  1. The Government Guidelines – must be followed, at all times
  2. Facility Guidelines – these may have changed in light of change of restrictions and may vary according to venue
  3. BF Guidelines – specifically in relation to the type of fencing activity that can be performed.  For example, if strict 2m social distancing measures are in place this means people cannot engage in fencing activity where one person is hitting another person with a sword (lessons, adapted sparring and so forth).

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