08/04/2021- Covid 19

Northern Ireland – Sport NI guidance on sporting activity from 12th April

From 12th April, structured outdoor sport training for up to 15 people (including coaches) can resume if organised by clubs/individuals affiliated to NI Fencing/BF.

To comply with the regulations any individual / club organising outdoor sport training needs to be able to satisfy the following criteria:

  1. they are affiliated to or have membership of a body / organisation that has oversight of the standards of their provision (In the case of fencing this is NI Fencing/BF)
  2. they have appropriate Return to Sport Covid protocols in place (as published by BF)

The intention is to enable those who provide sports training in well-regulated environments to play their part in delivering cautious first steps in the return of outdoor sport. Qualified providers with appropriate affiliations and protocols will be able to meet the criteria.

For more information see here.


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