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Running Events Safely

UPDATED: Monday 19th July at 12.50pm

Update 19/7/21: information regarding Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap for England. The Return to Events Framework is now only applicable in Northern Ireland. 
As of Monday 19th July, England has moved to Step 4 of the roadmap. Everyone should be cautious while managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high.
Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at Step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19. Event organisers still have a legal duty to manage risks to those affected by their business by carrying out a health and safety risk assessment which includes the risk of COVID-19, and to take reasonable steps to mitigate the identified risks. Organisers should be prepared to adapt to any changes in restrictions and have a plan in place to respond to any local or national restrictions being implemented.
There are no longer any Covid restrictions for events on capacity, social distancing, or legal gathering limits for spectators and the Return to Coach Contact, Team Sport and Return to Events Frameworks are no longer applicable, including the reintroduction of foam pits guidance. The frameworks and guidance remain available to support clubs and event organisers with completing COVID-19 Risk Assessment’s. Whilst this is great news for our sport, the risks around Covid-19 haven’t completely disappeared and so we are encouraging clubs to take a cautious approach and to consider maintaining certain measures to help stop the spread of the virus. To keep everyone safe, we’re asking the gymnastics community to follow any guidance or additional measures that are put in place whilst attending their sessions.
It is essential for event organisers to work in collaboration with venue management to ensure that appropriate safeguards and control measures can be agreed and implemented.
For more information please see the Gymnastics Guidance from 19th July webpage.
Northern Ireland:
The Return to Events Framework has been created and positioned to give an overview of the process required by competition/event organisers to return to delivering gymnastics events with and without spectators. All competition organisers wishing to host a gymnastics event or competition should follow the Return to Events guidance (and must follow the Return to Coach Contact/Team Sport Framework where applicable).
The guidance and additional resources included within the framework are not an exhaustive list and some may not be applicable to every event or situation.  The general principles outlined give a strong basis for the planning required when considering a safe return to the delivery of gymnastics events. Organisers should only deliver events when confident that the appropriate safeguards and control measures can be put in place as stipulated by the framework to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.
Home Country Support:
For more information on Events in Scotland and Wales please contact:

British Gymnastics Return to Events Framework - Overview
British Gymnastics Return to Events Risk Assessment Guidance
British Gymnastics Return to Events Framework
Return to Events Seating Plan Template
Return to Events Running Events Safely FAQs