Organised grassroots sport is allowed to resume from 2nd December across all levels, providing social distancing remains in place, although there will be some restrictions on highest-risk activity in tier three areas. Spectators at non-elite sports will be able to attend events in line with Covid-secure guidance for each tier.
ACU Chairman, Roy Humphrey commented, “Bringing grassroot sport back is a big plus, not only for the sport itself but for the wellbeing and mental health of our members. We need to be mindful though that although the Prime Minister has announced an easing of the lockdown measures, this does not mean that the Coronavirus has disappeared or dissipated. The risk is still out there, the virus still exists and although we want the sport to restart again, I urge Organisers to be mindful that their venues need to be Covid secure. In some cases, we have seen other Organisations turn a blind eye to advice / guidance issued by the UK Government or that issued by devolved administrations, but as the recognised Governing Body for the sport, I ask that we do what is expected of us and follow the advice / guidance issued by our respective governments and the advice/guidance issued by the ACU.”