UPDATE: COVID GUIDANCE 19/07/2021
As pandemic restrictions ease across the Home Nations, we want to give our members, clubs and event hosts as much information and guidance as possible.
Whilst this is a little complicated by the fact that each Home Nation is moving at a slightly different pace in terms of relaxation of rules, generally we are returning to a situation where all forms of sport, physical activity and events will be permitted in the coming weeks.
A lot of the restrictions are changing from law, where you could previously have been fined for breaching the rules, into a more advice and guidance-based position where governments are recommending people behave in a certain way.
In the table below, we have set out how this guidance could be applied in Taekwondo club and Taekwondo event settings in England, should coaches, venues or event hosts choose to continue applying some Covid security measures.
However, we must stress, these are for individual clubs, venues and event hosts to decide whether to implement.
Following recent announcements from each of the Home Nation governments, we have updated our Club Assistance Pack to provide you with all of the most up to date information!
Please find the latest version (v24) of the BT Club Assistance Pack via the link below.
This document has been updated with all the latest lockdown information and available funding for each of the home nations as of 21st April 2021.
Updates to the Club Assistance Pack
- RETURN TO COACHING GUIDANCE – INDOORS AND OUTDOORS
As soon as the Westminster Government announces any updates to this information, we will update the tables below and communicate them as soon as possible.
Step 3 – TBC at least one week before 17th May
At least five weeks after Step 2, no earlier than 17 May.
- Outdoors, most social contact rules will be lifted – although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal.
- Outdoor performances such as outdoor cinemas, outdoor theatres and outdoor cinemas can reopen. Indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – although we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.
- Indoor hospitality, entertainment venues such as cinemas and soft play areas, the rest of the accommodation sector, and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will also reopen.
- Larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is lower) will also be allowed, as will those in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4000 people or half-full (whichever is lower).
- In the largest outdoor seated venues where crowds can spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower).
- Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions and wakes, as well as funerals. Other life events that will be permitted include bar mitzvahs and christenings.
If you come across information not included above or we have something wrong, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to make us aware.
UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Sport England website: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/coronavirus
From Monday 26th April 2021, Scotland will move back to the Protection Levels, from when all Sport and Physical Activity can be planned using the ‘Return to Sport & Physical Activity Guidance’ tables below. Most of Scotland will move into ‘Protection Level 3’ from this date. To view this entire document with additional guidance, live links etc CLICK HEREIf you come across information not included below or we have something wrong, please contact: email@example.com to make us aware.
Other key target dates:
26th April – Scotland will move back into the ‘Level System’ where all sport and physical activity will be determined by the level your area is placed into in line with the tables above, depending on which Protection Level your area is placed in. CLICK HERE to check which Protection Level your area is in.
Scottish Government Website: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
sportscotland website: https://sportscotland.org.uk/covid-19/latest-sport-and-physical-activity-guidance/
Northern Ireland lockdown restrictions were eased slightly on 12th April, as listed in the table below. Regular reviews will continue to take place as the restrictions ease further, as per the information below. If you come across information not included below or we have something wrong, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to make us aware.
Below are the current restrictions with regards to sport and exercise.
Please note: If a class has mixed ages across these groups, the coach should revert to the guidance for the oldest age in that group.
Please click on the link below to refer to the British Taekwondo Return to Training Guidance Document for safety and hygiene protocols and consider Northern Ireland clubs to currently be at ‘Phase 1’ of this document and will continue at ‘Phase 1’ from 12th April until further notice.British Taekwondo Return to Training Guidance
An indicative date of 24th May has been set for the return of indoor group exercise and training (numbers informed by venue). This will be subject to review.
Northern Ireland Government website: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19
Sport Northern Ireland website: http://www.sportni.net/return-to-sport/
The Welsh Government have now published a roadmap for their easing of lockdown restrictions. As you will see from the table below, we don’t really have much to report at this moment in time apart from what is currently permitted in Wales and the information under the ‘ROADMAP’ heading below the table. As soon as we have more information on the easing of lockdown restrictions in relation to sport and physical activity, we will publish it here. If you come across information not included below or we have something wrong, please contact: email@example.com to make us aware.
Below is currently all the information we have from the Welsh Government and Sport Wales regarding the gradual easing of restrictions in Wales.
26th April – Organised outdoor activities for up to 30 adults (more details TBC)
3rd May – Gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities can re-open. This will include individual or one-to-one training (NOT exercise classes).
You can find out more information on the Welsh Government Alert Levels.
Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/coronavirus