Update following approval of lockdown legislation in Parliament

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Following the approval of the lockdown legislation in Parliament today we have received further clarification on these restrictions for gymnastics. 

It is with regret that following conversations with Government, British Gymnastics can now confirm that from tomorrow, 5th November, gymnastics clubs in England must close until 2nd December.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Department of Education (DfE) have clarified that ‘supervised activity for children’ is allowed only in relation to childcare necessary to enable parents to:

  • work or search for work
  • undertake training or education

Full details of the childcare exemptions are available on the Gov.UK website along with the full national restrictions. The DCMS have confirmed general sports provision for children cannot continue to run and all other out of school activities, not being primarily used by parents for childcare purposes, should close for face-to-face provision for the duration of the national restrictions.

We’re developing a new set of FAQs and will make this available on our website as soon as possible. 

We are deeply sorry, this is not the news we wanted to have to share with you this evening, and we know many of you had hoped for a last-minute reprieve. We want to ensure sports clubs and facilities can survive the challenging times ahead and we will continue to support the call for a Sports Recovery Fund.

The following resource provides key tips and information for clubs, running out of dedicated venues, on how to be prepared and ensure your premises are left in a safe and secure way.

Securing your premises

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