British Judo has been working alongside Sport England and the DCMS to clarify the latest release of Government advice this week.
We can now announce that judo clubs can now re-open as of Wednesday but must operate within the restrictions of the current Government tiering system.
This will affect clubs in different ways across the country.
As previously before Lockdown 2.0 was enforced, there is no change from our original Phase 1 guidelines which many clubs adhered to across the country.
With the correct social distancing rules enforced in venues and the current non-contact nature of the training schedules, we are effectively classified once again as an “organised exercise class”.
Tier 3: Classes for under 18s can restart indoors. Sessions for ages 18+ must remain outdoors. Same Household sessions permitted.
Tier 2: Classes for under 18s can restart indoors. Sessions for ages 18+ must remain outdoors. Same Household sessions permitted.
Tier 1: As per our Phase 1 Guidelines for A “Safe Return To Judo”. Adult sessions must adhere to the rule of 6.
Travel restrictions have been brought in across the tier system however we’re awaiting clarification from the government on how this should be interpreted for grassroots sport.