Home Country Guidance - British Gymnastics

Home Country Guidance

The tabs below outline the current position in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with regard to Covid 19/Coronavirus and the current regulations for gymnastics.  It outlines the rules/guidance for indoor and outdoor activity, education/courses, events/competitions and performance/elite programmes based on the appropriate home country government guidance and the relevant governing body.

Latest Update
This guidance was last updated for England, Northern Ireland and Wales outdoor activity on 31st March at 2.40pm.

Previous Updates
Scotland outdoor activity on 26th March.


England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Outdoor Activity

(Appropriately risk assessed and safeguarding in place)

From 29th March, outdoor gymnastics sessions are permitted

Individual groups should be no larger than 15 gymnasts plus coaches and supervisory adults.

Multiple groups may train at the same time if groups remain separate and no mixing or joining of groups takes place.

Activities are limited to British Gymnastics endorsed programmes. Activity should not include the development of new skills.

All skills must be performed individually with social distancing in place, unless following the Team Sport Framework or gymnasts are from the same household or support bubble.

The Return to Coach Contact Framework is not allowed outdoors. No contact is permitted between coach and gymnast (unless in an emergency).

Outdoor sessions require the use of sufficient matting, all outdoor skills must take place on a safely matted surface. Approved hand apparatus can be used throughout the session if it is not shared. Large equipment such as bars, trampettes, mushrooms and beams must not be used.

No spectators are permitted.

Indoor Activity

Indoor sport is not permitted, other than at elite level or for disability sessions. All sports facilities including gymnastics clubs must close.

Education

All face-to-face education courses and assessments have been postponed until further notice, reviewed on-going inline with government guidelines.

TTL, Level 3 theory courses and CPD available online.

UKCC L1 online course pilots for some disciplines underway with a wider online course programme to follow.

Pilots for L1 & L2 (all disciplines) virtual assessments from June.

Events

Cancelled until further notice.

Discipline specific event information can be found here.

Performance

Eligible elite athletes allowed to resume training at indoor facilities with British Gymnastics sign off.

Outdoor Activity

(Appropriately risk assessed and safeguarding in place)

From 12th April (subject to final confirmation from the NI Exec after Easter), outdoor gymnastics sessions are permitted. Individual groups should be no larger than 15 including coaches.

Multiple groups may train at the same time if groups remain separate and no mixing or joining of groups takes place. The maximum number of groups permitted on a pitch/sports space is as follows: 
• Aged 18 and over – one group of 15 inclusive of coaches
• Aged 13-18 – two separate groups of 15 inclusive of coaches
• Aged 12 and under – three separate groups of 15 inclusive of coaches

The groups must be distinct, with no transfer between groups. Where age groups are mixed, the guidance on numbers will default to that which applies to the oldest gymnasts.

Activities are limited to British Gymnastics endorsed programmes. Activity should not include the development of new skills.

All skills must be performed individually with social distancing in place, unless gymnasts are from the same household or support bubble

No contact is permitted between coach and gymnast (unless in an emergency).

Outdoor sessions require the use of sufficient matting, all outdoor skills must take place on a safely matted surface. Approved hand apparatus can be used throughout the session if it is not shared. Large equipment such as bars, trampettes, mushrooms and beams must not be used.

Indoor facilities must remain closed (with the exception of a toilet for emergency use)

No spectators are permitted. Where possible gymnasts should be dropped off and picked up or parents/carers should remain in cars.  Car sharing is not allowed and larger congregations or gatherings in areas such as car parks are not permitted.

Indoor Activity

Indoor sport is not permitted, other than at elite level. All sports facilities including gymnastics clubs must close.

Education

All face-to-face education courses and assessments have been postponed until further notice, reviewed on-going inline with government guidelines.

TTL, Level 3 theory courses and CPD available online.

UKCC L1 online course pilots for some disciplines underway with a wider online course programme to follow.

Pilots for L1 & L2 (all disciplines) virtual assessments from June.

Events

Cancelled until further notice.

Discipline specific event information can be found here.

Performance

Eligible elite athletes allowed to resume training at indoor facilities with British Gymnastics sign off.

Outdoor Activity

(Appropriately risk assessed and safeguarding in place)

OUTDOOR organised activity & sport Age 11 and under: Maximum 30 people including coaches. Over 12s & adults: Maximum 15 people including coaches

OUTDOOR Age 11 and under: Contact between gymnasts allowed. Over 12s & adults: Non-contact only

Only permitted activity

Scottish Gymnastics Skill Awards – adapted for home version

GymFIT

Jump into Gymnastics

FUNdamentals

Activities centred around fitness, conditioning, and flexibility

Low level dance, ballet and choreography

Indoor Activity

Gym facilities closed. No indoor activity permitted.

Education

Currently unavailable. Please contact coacheducation@scottishgymnastics.org for more information

Online CPD can be accessed through www.absorb.scot

Events

Currently unavailable. Please contact events@scottishgymnastics.org for more information

Performance

TBC

Outdoor Activity

(Appropriately risk assessed and safeguarding in place)

Welsh Government states there is no limit to the total number of children that can attend organised activity. To mitigate transmission, groups within the activity should not exceed 15 and we ask organisers to be mindful of the space available and the number of groups that are able to fit in the space whilst social distancing. Coaches should not exceed the ratios within the WG/BG Gymnast to Coach Ratio document

Children and young people aged 18 (or persons who were aged under 18 on 31st August 2020) can take part.

Adults, including volunteers and qualified professionals may attend these activities where they are involved in running them.

Adults including parents should always maintain social distancing. Wherever possible efforts should be made to socially distance everyone and coaches and gymnasts should remain with the same group to reduce the risk of transmission.

While it is not mandatory for face coverings to be worn outside, organisers should consider whether or not they should be used in spaces where it is difficult to maintain social distancing. Face coverings are not recommended to be worn during sporting activities, games etc. where physical exertion is likely.

Indoor Activity

Outdoor sport is not permitted, other than at elite level. All sports facilities including gymnastics clubs must close.

Education

Face-to-face courses suspended until further notice.

Some courses and CPD online

Events

Events suspended until further notice.

Please see our website for more details about events which may have been postponed to another date

Performance

Elite athletes allowed to resume training at indoor facilities with Welsh Gymnastics and Sport Wales sign off.

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