What are the new restrictions for England, and what does the new risk-level (tier system) mean for martial arts?
To get an accurate picture of things, we need to draw in a few official sources. We don’t deal with anything other than confirmed Government sources to try and ensure the information shared is as up to date as possible.
As it stands;
- There are 3 risk ratings for England – 1 (medium), 2 (high) and 3 (very high)
- There appears to be no grounds to suspend any classes or stop any clubs from operating in any of the risk categories provided they continue to follow stringent guidelines.
The divide at the moment looks a little as follows;
HAMPSHIRE IS CURRENTLY MEDIUM RISK SO I WILL ONLY FOCUS ON THE RULES FOR MEDIUM RISK AREAS
LEVEL 1 – MEDIUM RISK
Clubs and instructors within the level 1 medium risk category can continue to follow the Government’s guidance for a phased return to recreation, including the latest updates on the rule of 6. This means clubs and instructors can continue to deliver training to groups larger than 6 provided all relevant and current guidelines are met, including strict social distancing and ensuring groups do not arrive, depart or ‘mingle’ in groups larger than 6.
If you would like to see the full references for this, please click here to see the .GOV website. You will note the blue warning box to confirm the summary points only apply to the lowest level of risk – Medium (1).
This area of risk applies to all areas in England, apart from those listed below as high or very high.