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Tweet Monday 13th July 2020

Green Light Given to Return of Orienteering in England

British Orienteering are delighted to announce today that orienteering will return to England on Saturday 1 August 2020.

Please note: This is subject to any further restrictions or additional announcements that may be imposed by the UK Government ahead or after the date of 1 August 2020.

British Orienteering has today released a document which highlights the ‘Return to Orienteering Guidelines for England to support clubs and all members across England in bringing a safe return to grassroots orienteering.

The ‘Return to Orienteering Guidelines’ have been documented by the Board and staff at British Orienteering and are in line with the latest UK Government Guidelines on COVID-19 restrictions in England. The Guidance document works on the same basis on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England, for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities, and where relevant the return to recreational team sport framework.

Peter Hart Chief Executive Officer at British Orienteering, says:  “There has been a lot of work put in by the Board and all staff in creating this set of guidelines to support clubs and members return to orienteering. These guidelines aim to provide clubs and members in England with clarity on how the sport can resume on the 1 August in a few weeks-time. This set of guidelines highlights how best orienteering clubs can create a safe environment for their members to enjoy the sport whilst still ensuring complying with the current restrictions imposed by the government in England.”

 

The Return to Orienteering Guidelines for England can be found here.

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