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Tweet Friday 4th December 2020

Resumption of Orienteering in England from 2 December 2020

British Orienteering updated it’s Return to Orienteering Guidance following the recent publication of additional Government and Sport England guidance.

The information has been produced based on the latest information available to us and applies to England only.

The key change to British Orienteering’s Guidance is around travel into and out of areas classified as Tier 3 which is:

“People should not travel into or out of a tier 3 (very high alert) area in order to participate in or volunteer at an orienteering competition or activity.

This does not apply to travel where it is necessary to enable supervised coaching sessions or competitions for under-18s or activities for disabled people, although in these cases travel should still be minimised and kept to short distances only.”

To support those clubs that are delivering competitions in Tier 1 or 2 areas who wish to restrict the entries to competitors living in the same tier we have amended 8.1:

“It is up to organisers to decide whether to allow open entry, whether to give priority to members of their own club or to members of British Orienteering, and whether to restrict entries so as to discourage travel into and out of tier 3 ("very high alert") areas”.