30 November 2021

In response to the Omicron variant, from 30th November the Government has introduced new rules in England to reduce the spread of Covid 19. It is mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and in the communal areas of universities, colleges and schools by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above.

Although sport is not mentioned in the new legislation, no situation is completely risk free and we are encouraged to use personal judgement to manage the risks. It must be remembered that it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

To ensure the safety of members and help stop the spread of the virus, Clubs will again need to revisit their risk assessments. Although not legally required, Clubs may choose to reintroduce, or keep in place, some of the measures we have become used to over the previous months as part of their duty of care.