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Tier 1 Guidance Update Issued

posted Oct 23, 2020, 2:40 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire are in Tier 1 under the Covid Restrictions

And a new Tier Level Guidance update has been received from Sport England via the BCGBA and county assocaition.

They are are advising that local guidance is also checked on the local authority websites for any specific local issues.

Current guidance - Tier 1 (medium)

National restrictions, introduced from 24 September, continue to apply.


National governing body-approved organised team sport, exercise classes and outdoor licensed physical activity and sport participation events can happen in any number provided they're in line with Covid-secure guidance.

The ‘rule of six’ applies to informal sport.


Organised individual and team sports that have been through return to play protocols can continue, while adhering to the 'rule of six', which means playing in a group of no more than six people.

There are exemptions to this: under-18s, disabled people and, if for educational purposes, over-18s, can play in any number.

Other indoor activity, such as exercise classes, can continue in larger numbers based on the size of the venue, provided that people are in separate groups of up to six people and socially distance, or larger groups if they’re from the same household or support bubble, which do not mix.

Gyms and leisure facilities can stay open, and the ‘rule of six’ applies to informal activity.