24/07/2020- Clubs

Welsh Government Update For Sport

The Welsh Government updated its guidelines for a phased return on sport on the 24th July 2020.

The key update includes;

Organised outdoor activities may recommence only if the following criteria are met in full:

  • The activity consists of no more than 30 persons;
  • This guidance is fully implemented by the relevant national governing body (NGB)*;
  • That NGB provides an action plan for the sport, with activity taking place under the NGB’s oversight and following its advice.

The mitigations allow for the 2 metre physical distancing rules to be breached in the narrow circumstances required by each sport during competitive play, but only if the criteria above are met.

* These requirements (i.e., to implement this guidance appropriately) apply equally to any organised outdoor activity outside the direct oversight of a sport NGB – e.g., an activity organised by a business, a public body, a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution, or a club or political organisation. In these situations the organising body is responsible for implementing this guidance. The section, ‘Guidance for sports, clubs and facilities’ provides more information on the preparations required.

Read the guidelines in full here.

Useful links and websites;

Please check the Sport Wales website here to find out more on Funding opportunities, like the Be Active Wales Fund, and also their latest news including.

Also check out the Welsh Sports Association website for information on their latest training offers including COVID-19 Awareness Training here.

Don’t forget as a benefit of membership to BF and Welsh Fencing, affiliated clubs in Wales can now access additional support through a dedicated online portal provided by the Welsh Sports Association. To access these benefits and more, club secretaries will need to request login details by completing the form here.

As always, we will continue to update our COVID-19 advice here, with dedicated pages for clubs and coaches.

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