The government has issued new guidance for the national lockdown in England, which comes into force on Tuesday 5 January.
The guidance states that:
All organised orienteering activities, including events, competitions, leagues and coaching, are therefore suspended with immediate effect (except for orienteering for disabled people, on which we will provide further information in due course).
POCs and VOCs can still be used for individual exercise. Courses should be registered with British Orienteering as activities to provide insurance cover for the club and planner. They must not be used for competitions or leagues.
We would recommend that you add any courses on to the British Orienteering POC portal via your club POC Manager or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The full national lockdown: stay at home guidelines are available on the UK government website.
Guidance for orienteering clubs
Up to date support and guidance for UK orienteering clubs is available via our COVID page.
The First Minister has today announced that Tier 4 restrictions have been brought forward to the 20 December 2020.
However, the guidance that the Welsh Executive has published is clear that people who live in Tier 4 areas must not travel out of their Tier 4 area other than for legally permitted reasons, and that people who live in Tier 4 areas must not leave or be outside of their home except where they have a specific purpose or ‘reasonable excuse’.
For those living in a Tier 4 area, unlimited outdoor exercise is still permitted, including in parks and the countryside. Exercise must be alone, or in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble, or one other person. Exercise should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your Tier 4 area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space).
Orienteers are obviously required to comply with the new restrictions and with other government guidance.
British Orienteering will the guidance as further details of the new restrictions become available.
Sunday 1st August - Saturday 7 August 2021
The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event will be held in Lochaber between the 1st and 7th August 2021 (immediately following O-Ringen in Sweden). Lochaber is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
Get excited and get busy planning your trip for the 23rd Scottish 6 Days multi-day holiday event. It promises to be a highlight in the orienteering calendar this year!
Full event details and information can be found on the Scottish 6 Days website.
Entries opened on the 1 January 2021.
Be sure to secure your entry and take advantage of the early entry prices available until the end of January.
Entry information can be found here.
Check out this promotional video.
To find out more visit: www.scottish6days.com
Join us for the next in our series of lockdown webinars this time looking at Open Orienteering Map on Tuesday 19th May 7.30-8.30pm.
Ollie O’Brien from South London Orienteers (SLOW) and the creator of the easy map creation tool will go through demonstrating how to use Open Orienteering Map, the practicalities and functions of the platform as well as relating its use for creating virtual Orienteering.
There will also be opportunity for questions and answers.
To register please click here.