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Tweet Wednesday 6th January 2021

New Stay at Home guidance issued for national lockdown in England

The government has issued new guidance for the national lockdown in England, which comes into force on Tuesday 5 January.

The guidance states that:

  • Outdoor exercise is still permitted but should be limited to once per day.
  • You can exercise in a public outdoor place:
    • by yourself.
    • with the people you live with.
    • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one).
    • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare.
    • or, when on your own, with one person from another household.
  • Outdoor exercise should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall.
  • All outdoor sports clubs, centres, venues and facilities will close, alongside indoor facilities.
  • Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue, and we will provide further detail on this once we have information from the Government.

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

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 nweir@britishorienteering.org.uk

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.

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Tweet Friday 18th December 2020

Update: Suspension of competitions and activities in Wales from 20 December 2020

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.

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Tweet Tuesday 26th January 2021

Sport England launches exciting new strategy putting sport and physical activity at heart of nation’s recovery.

#UnitingTheMovement is a 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

Helping grassroots sport and physical activity recover from the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and investing in tackling the challenges of the next decade are the cornerstones of the new 10-year strategy.

Launched today via an online event today (Tuesday 26 January 2021), #UnitingTheMovement runs through to 2031 but is most immediately focused on helping the people and organisations delivering grassroots sport and physical activity to cope with the pressure of the pandemic.

 

 

Find out more here: http://unitingthemovement.org/ 

#UnitingTheMovement

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Tweet Saturday 19th December 2020

Suspension of Competitions Activities in Tier 4 areas in England - updated 24 December 2020

Having reviewed the relevant legislation and government guidance, British Orienteering are now able to provide further detail on the restrictions that will apply to orienteering in areas of England that are subject to Tier 4.

 

Events and Activities in Tier 4 areas

All orienteering events and activities are suspended within Tier 4 areas, other than organised activities (e.g. coaching) for under-18s or people with a disability.

 

Activities in Tier 4 areas for under-18s or people with a disability

Any organised activities for under-18s or people with a disability which take place in a Tier 4 area must be held in an outdoor public place. The organiser of the activity must carry out a risk assessment and take precautions in line with the British Orienteering coaching guidance. People who live outside a Tier 4 area should not travel into a Tier 4 area to participate in or volunteer at such an activity. Spectators are not permitted at such activities, and parents of the participants are not permitted to participate in the activity themselves.

 

Travelling out of a Tier 4 area

People who live in a Tier 4 area must not travel out of their area to participate in or volunteer at an orienteering event or activity.

 

Individual exercise and recreation

For those living in a Tier 4 area, unlimited outdoor exercise is still permitted, including in parks and the countryside. This 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).

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