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 (v25) of the BT Club Assistance Pack via the link below.
Updates to the Club Assistance Pack:
- RETURN TO COACHING GUIDANCE – INDOORS AND OUTDOORS
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
Scotland is currently at Protection Level 3. From Monday 17th May 2021, most of Scotland will move into Protection Level 2, which will allow OUTDOOR contact sport for adults to resume (full details TBC). All Sport and Physical Activity in Scotland should be planned using the ‘Return to Sport & Physical Activity Guidance’ tables below.
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:
7th June – Most of Scotland will move into Protection Level 1. No significant changes to allowable sport and physical activity.
June (late) – Most of Scotland will move into Protection Level 0. Adults will be able to take part in INDOOR contact sport and physical activity TBC.
All physical activity and sport in Scotland should be carried out 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 HERE 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. This is for OUTDOOR activity only!
Click to view: Sport N.I. Pathway out of Restrictions for Outdoor Sport
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.
Sport Northern Ireland ‘A Safe Return to Sport page’: http://www.sportni.net/return-to-sport/
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.
You can find out more information on the Welsh Government Alert Levels.
Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/coronavirus