See: BRCA

The BRCA have released a guidance for clubs and shared so their members know what challenges clubs are facing. These changes are currently applicable to England only, the differing lockdown regulations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland require that they will have to be dealt with separately. The BRCA have now received the details, following the announcement on Sunday, reference the slight loosening of the lockdown regulations. The changes will allow some scope for activities to slightly increase beyond ‘bashing’ (away from a track) as previously clarified as being now OK. But – there is no scope for any Competitive events currently. What follows can hence only be applied to Practice and Social Distancing must be maintained.

  • The Venue’s referred to below are Outdoors only.

It is now possible for Outdoor venue’s to open but ‘Gatherings’ are still limited, by Law, to 2 people (unless part of the same household) and social distancing must be maintained at all times.

The venue must be capable of meeting the hygiene requirements so the provision of hand sanitizer and cleaning materials for any gates and similar surfaces that people may come into contact with will need to be available (or must be brought by the hirer)

Any indoor facilities at said venue’s – with the exception of a toilet – should be kept closed.

Full details are available by following the links at the end of this article.

  • Summary:

The Association believes that it May be possible for Some of our Clubs to offer individual practice sessions/days to their club members, it is probably only practical for those venues where the members have the individual ability to access the site unassisted. The BRCA would recommend the below: (but appreciate that changes to this may be required to suit the venue)

  • The sessions must be pre-arranged, clubs will need to know who’s on site at any time and payment should be remote.
  • Sessions should be for no more than 2 people or for a single household.
  • It is understood that this will only be possible and/or desirable for some clubs to do.
  • It is not acceptable for members to try and apply pressure on clubs to open.

However

  • Do keep it touch with your club, offer to help when it’s needed, work with the club committee but respect what decisions are made, the number one requirement is everybody’s safety that consideration outweighs everything else.

All of the above and any other recent developments will be reflected on the Associations website information within the next day or so.

For reference please refer to these documents here and there.