Return to Fencing – Resources to Support Clubs

In this section of the website we will be collating resources designed to support clubs as they create their own Return to Fencing Plans.  These resources are intended to be sufficiently generic to be adapted by clubs in accordance with local government and (when they open) indoor facility operators.

If having read the guidance you have any questions please fill out this form.

If you have any views on additional resources which would be useful (or are willing to share any of your own best practice resources to the wider fencing community) please email


UK wide Return to Fencing Plan

BF Return to Fencing Planv1.0 11th June 2020


England Return to Fencing 

BF Return to Fencing – Indoor Fencing Guidelines from 2nd December in England v3.0 Please note that this replaces the previously published document.


Sport England FAQs

Guidelines for clubs and members as indoor fencing restarts on 25th July in England



Sample Return to Fencing Survey for Club Members – one off survey designed to inform your club’s Return to Fencing plan.

Sample Pre-Session Health Survey – survey designed to be completed by participant on the day prior to each session


Risk Assessments

All Clubs must have a Club Risk Assessment in place before resuming activity and these must be reviewed regularly (in light of latest guidance) and implementation of mitigation plans monitored.


Sample Club Risk Assessment – Club Training v24th June 2020

Sample Club Risk Assessment – Club Training 25th July England (red text indicates updates based on latest guidance)


Session Attendance and Safety Checks

Template Safety Check Summary Sheet

Template Safety Check Descriptions

Template Attendance Register

Clubs must record and retain all session attendances for a minimum of 21 days and make all efforts to support NHS test and trace (or any Home Nation equivalent)

Before starting any session the coach or COVID-19 session officer must undertake a session risk assessment which must be retained. The Safety Check Summary Sheet above is one example of how this can be recorded.



To support the planning and budgeting process of your club: Club Resource – Financial Template


Guidance Notes

BF Return to Fencing – Equipment Cleaning Protocols v24th June 2020

Online Training Guidelines

Guide to Zoom training for coaches, written by GBR Sabre Coach Jon Salfield 

COVID-19 Club Officer Role & Responsibilities

Registering your COVID-19 Officer – Step by Step guide







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