Last night, Tuesday 1st September, the Board of British Orienteering reviewed the Return to Orienteering Guidance for England and agreed changes which will be effective immediately.
The focus of the review was on the rate of starters at events. The Board considered a number of options.
Consideration was given to the following factors:
Taking into account these factors, the Board have agreed to revise the start rate guidance as follows:
Subject to a further review of the implementation of these revised guidelines, British Orienteering will aim to move in future revisions towards a higher start rate of up to four starters per minute from each start location, with allocated start times.
British Orienteering would welcome further feedback from clubs about their experience of operating within the current COVID-19 guidelines, and about any challenges they have encountered in obtaining permissions from landowners or local authorities.
Fully updated guidance documents incorporating these changes will be issued shortly.
The Board asks that clubs carefully consider the above factors when organising events.
The Board plans a further review of the guidance in October, subject to any further changes in the government guidance.
To view the current guidance visit: