Gymnastics under the tier system in England - British Gymnastics

Gymnastics under the tier system in England

Gymnastics in tiers in England

Updated - Monday 21st December

All areas in England have been placed into a regional, local restriction tier system to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Below we have outlined what gymnastics activity is permitted to take place in each tier.

To check what tier your area is in, please use the government’s postcode checker.

Tier 1 - Medium

  • Activity for under 18s (including those who are aged under 18 before 31st August 2020) and disabled participants can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.
  • Activities and disciplines identified within the Team Sport Framework Action Plan can take place for under 18s and disabled participants. 
  • Parent and toddler sessions can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.  
  • Adults can take part in gymnastics sessions indoors. Where team sport activity is taking place the rule of six must be followed.
  • Elite training*

Tier 2 - High

  • Activity for under 18s (including those who are aged under 18 before 31st August 2020) and disabled participants can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan. 
  • Activities and disciplines identified within the Team Sport Framework Action Plan can take place for under 18s and disabled participants. 
  • Parent and toddler sessions can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.  
  • Adults may continue to train individually (unless part of the same household or support bubble i.e. only one person on a piece of apparatus at any one time or individual warm-ups).
  • Activity under the Team Sport Framework for those aged 18 and over is not permitted (unless part of the same household or support bubble).
  • Elite training*

Tier 3 - Very High

  • Activity for under 18s (including those who are aged under 18 before 31st August 2020) and disabled participants can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan. 
  • Activities and disciplines identified within the Team Sport Framework Action Plan can take place for under 18s and disabled participants. 
  • Parent and toddler sessions can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan. Please note, indoor play centres, and areas including soft play must close under tier 3 local restrictions, therefore sessions where children under 5 and adults have free movement of the gymnastics space should not take place. This also includes ‘free play’ sessions for children of any age.
  • Adults may continue to train individually (unless part of the same household or support bubble i.e. only one person on a piece of apparatus at any one time or individual warm-ups).
  • Activity under the Team Sport Framework for those aged 18 and over is not permitted (unless part of the same household or support bubble).
  • Elite training*

Tier 4 - Stay at Home

In this tier, the tightest restrictions are in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus. All indoor gyms and sports facilities must close and this includes gymnastics clubs. 

A small number of exempt activities exist which can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.

  • Elite training*
  • Education and training (including for schools, colleges, and universities to use sports and leisure facilities where it is part of their normal provision for curriculum activities)
  • Childcare - only registered childcare gymnastics clubs who are offering registered childcare and children’s activities that are necessary to allow parents/carers to work, seek work, or undertake education or training can continue to offer existing childcare provision only.

For further information around activities, travelling, spectating and other topics, please see our FAQs. More information on the restrictions can be found on gov.uk.

We have also updated our club support page where you will find information on what government support is available, guidance on employment and furlough, activities for your members and health and safety.

If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, please see our Home Country guidance

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*Elite Training
In light of the recent changes to restrictions, we have reviewed and updated our Elite Training Guidance and now have the following criteria for Olympic and Non-Olympic disciplines; please note these are subject to change in the future if guidance changes: 

An elite athlete for the continued Return to Training for Olympic disciplines is defined as:

1.  A senior squad gymnast for WAG/TOP squad senior gymnast for MAG & TRA working towards Tokyo Olympic qualification and selection in 2021. 

2.  A junior squad gymnast in MAG/WAG/TRA who has been selected for or identified/confirmed by the National Coach as working towards major international selection (European or World Championships) within the 1st half of 2021. 

An elite athlete for the continued Return to Training for Non-Olympic disciplines is defined as: 

1. A senior gymnast who is selected or identified/confirmed by the National Coach as working towards a major international (European or World Championships) within the 1st half of 2021.

2.  A junior gymnast who is selected or identified/confirmed by the National Coach as working towards a major international (European or World Championships) within the 1st half of 2021. 

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