British Gymnastics is extremely disappointed that indoor sports have not been given the green light to return.
The government says that it places great value on the benefits of physical activity, but they are massively letting the sports community down. Our 1500 member clubs and the 400,000 children involved in these facilities are desperate to resume gymnastics sessions with their friends and they are not being allowed to get back to sport. If the Government really believe in the benefit of sport and physical activity on mental and physical health, they need to move to reopen indoor facilities now.
Chief Executive, Jane Allen MBE said, “Our member clubs have been preparing to deliver gymnastics in a Covid safe environment and they are going to be crucial in helping children re-socialise and in the revitalisation of communities. Many children are missing school. They are missing their friends. Community gymnastics this summer is a vital way to help children remain active and connected. Gymnastics activity can be delivered safely, and we call on the Government to allow this to happen now.”