Following the Prime Minister’s Statement yesterday (23 June 2020) we would like to confirm our latest guidance concerning the reopening of clubs. While recognising the huge efforts you are making to ensure you are Covid-19 Secure we have to advise our position remains unchanged from our last Guidance Notes published on 1 June 2020. In carefully considering yesterday’s statement and further Government advice that has followed since, we acknowledge that because Clubs are “leisure facilities” we are not yet able to change our guidance from that provided at the beginning of the month. The most important of the criteria that must be met is the environment you are providing is Covid-19 Secure in all respects and as Government Guidance stands you are not yet in a position to meet the most fundamental of criteria in all respects.
It is important to also make clear that urgent representations to the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) and other bodies continue to be made in our aim to influence a change in Government position and set out a definitive pathway and action plan that will lead to an early reopening. We are seeking the same outcome as you are but as your National Governing Body we have a duty of care to protect Public Health first and foremost. We hope to have further news for you shortly so please keep checking the website and social media for further information as soon as it becomes available.