New Lockdown Restrictions and how they affect BT clubs

Dear BT coaches,

All home nations governments have recently brought in tighter lockdown measures in an attempt to control the spread of the Coronavirus, which has seen BT receive a lot of enquiries. To update our membership on how these new restrictions affect them, we have updated the British Taekwondo Club Assistance Pack with all the new changes. Organised sports sessions are not affected by any of the home nation’s changes, which means your club sessions will not be affected by the new lockdown restrictions. It may affect parents trying to attend sessions to wait on their child, if the group waiting is larger than 6 people, but will not affect the running of the session. As long as it is in line with the current guidance with appropriate social distancing, non-contact etc.

Please see the text below and the attached British Taekwondo Club Assistance Pack for full details and a summary of the lockdown restrictions.

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Updates to the Club Assistance Pack:

  • RETURN TO COACHING GUIDANCE

Please note: due to the continued rise in localised COVID-19 infections, some areas have implemented localised lockdown measures. To find out more about which areas have localised lockdown measures in place, please click the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-restrictions-areas-with-an-outbreak-of-coronavirus-covid-19

As well as the resumption of outdoor sports, all home nation governments (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) have announced a return to indoor sport, provided facilities and facility operators adhere to strict safety and hygiene measures. For more advice and guidance on resuming indoor sport in any of the home nations, please refer to the British Taekwondo Return To Training document via the link below:

https://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/2020/07/return-to-training-guidance-for-british-taekwondo-clubs/

For outdoor sports training, please see the guidance below for each of the home nations.

 

ENGLAND (OUTDOOR SPORT GUIDANCE ONLY)

In England up to 30 people from any number of households are permitted to meet outdoors for organised sports activities, provided every person from different households maintain a 2 metres distance. This meeting up can take place anywhere outdoors.

Please note: The 1 metre plus rule does not apply when 2 metres can be maintained, which it easily can when exercising outdoors. So, the 1 metre rule does not apply to coaching Taekwondo.

This will allow a Coach to take a session for up to 29 clients, provided everyone from different households maintain a 2 metres distance.

Holding pads for clients or people from a different household is not permitted. As this would be impossible to maintain a 2 metres distance. Under social distancing guidelines parents can take their children to a coaching or training session, as long as the gathering does not exceed 30 people.

Please check the latest UK Government guidance for rules on face coverings and general social distancing via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

This is in England only!

 

SCOTLAND (OUTDOOR SPORT GUIDANCE ONLY)

In Scotland up to 30 people from any number of households are permitted to meet outdoors for organised sports activities, provided every person from different households maintain a 2 metres distance. This meeting up can take place anywhere outdoors.

This will allow a Coach to take a session for up to 29 clients, provided everyone from different households maintain a 2 metres distance.

Outdoor contact sports for adults and children is permitted in Scotland. This is currently under review by the Scottish Government and sportscotland. Please refer to the Phase 3 Return to Sport document below.

For social distancing rules for children in Scotland, please click the link below to view the ‘Phase 3: Return to Sport and Physical Activity’ document:

https://sportscotland.org.uk/media/6095/phase-3-return-to-sport-and-physical-activity-guidance-100920-final.pdfPlease check the latest Scottish Government guidance for rules on face coverings and general social distancing via the following link: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

This is in Scotland only!

 

NORTHERN IRELAND (OUTDOOR SPORT GUIDANCE ONLY)

In Northern Ireland up to 30 people from any number of households are permitted to meet outdoors for organised sports activities, provided every person from different households maintain a 2 metres distance. This meeting up can take place anywhere outdoors.

This will allow a Coach to take a session for up to 29 clients, provided everyone from different households maintain a 2 metres distance.

Please check the latest Northern Irish Government guidance for rules on face coverings and general social distancing via the following link: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

This is in Northern Ireland only!

 

WALES (OUTDOOR SPORT GUIDANCE ONLY)

In Wales up to 30 people from any number of households are permitted to meet outdoors for organised sports activities, provided every person from different households maintain a 2 metres distance. This meeting up can take place anywhere outdoors.

This means that a Coach can take up to 29 clients or 2 coaches can take up to 28 clients, provided everyone form different households maintains a 2 metres distance at all times. As the Coach(es) counts as 1 person from the 30 people in the group.

This will allow a Coach to take a session for up to 29 clients, provided everyone from different households maintain a 2 metres distance.

Please check the latest Welsh Government guidance for rules on face coverings and general social distancing via the following link: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

This is in Wales only!

 

RULES FOR ALL HOME NATIONS

  • Different households must stay 2 metres apart at all times (this includes the Coach)
  • Coaches must conduct a full risk assessment of the space they are using outdoors to ensure it is fit for purpose, and has no trip or fall hazards for all participants
  • People from the same household are able to hold pads for each other, provided they have been taught to do so by the coach and can do so safely and within the guidelines
  • This guidance is for outdoors only and does not permit people from different households meeting or coaching indoors – for guidance on indoor coaching in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please refer to the BT Return to Training document and templates on the BT website at:

https://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/covid-19-guidance-and-resources/

For guidance on indoor coaching rules in Scotland, please refer to the ‘Phase 3 Return to Sport Guidance’ document:

https://sportscotland.org.uk/media/6095/phase-3-return-to-sport-and-physical-activity-guidance-100920-final.pdf

Please note: For the resumption of indoor activities in Scotland, the Phase 3 Return to Sport Guidance document (above) should be used alongside the BT Return To Training document, which can be found at:

https://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/covid-19-guidance-and-resources/

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR OUTDOOR ORGANISED SPORTS ACTIVITIES ONLY

Please note: These measures are from the latest information available on Monday 14th September 2020 and are subject to changes as and when announced by each home-nation Government.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR MEETING UP, WHICH DOES NOT APPLY TO ORGANISED SPORTS ACTIVITIES: