Hi all, in light of the new government guidelines which restrict groups over 6 people, I have been reviewing the situation and how this may affect us.
At first, I want to make clear that classes will go ahead as normal this week. The question is, will anything change from next week (September 14th)
From what I know so far, we should be able to continue with classes as we were, with social distancing and the venue measures in place. Sports England has stated the following:
While social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government’s confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events such as parkrun, which is due to return next month.
People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools – classes within these venues can continue as they are now. People should not go to these venues socially in groups of more than six.
That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and because these venues are classed as Covid-secure given the measures they’ve introduced.“
I am waiting for the official EGKA announcement and the confirmation that we can continue to train from the venues that we train in. I will make a further announcement in the coming days.