CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 OFFICIAL GUIDANCE SUMMARY

UPDATED 5 JANUARY 2021

This page summarises the current restrictions on training BJJ. Although we do our best to provide  the latest information, it is very important that you take the time to read and understand the latest government advice (links below) as it can change at short notice.

Clubs and gyms affected by the most recent restrictions should check whether they can claim any support funding:
ENGLAND
SCOTLAND
WALES
NORTHERN IRELAND

We are continuing to push for a safe return to training and hope to see you all back on the mats soon.

ALL REGIONS:

  • PLEASE ABIDE BY ALL RELEVANT CENTRAL & LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE – FAILURE TO DO SO WILL INVALIDATE YOUR UKBJJA INSURANCE.
  • All clubs, whether permitted to engage in contact training or not, must have a designated Covid-19 officer and complete a full risk assessment before resuming any training.
  • Clubs must display the NHS QR Code Poster and comply with all Test & Trace requirements.
  • Clubs should adopt pre-booking systems for all classes and limit numbers on site (9m2 per person).
  • Do not train if you or a member of your household are symptomatic (new persistent cough or high temperature). Please self isolate and follow NHS test and trace procedures.
  • Please observe good hygiene at all times and maintain social distancing whenever possible.
  • Do not share equipment and do not linger in enclosed spaces before or after training.
  • Finally, find out whether you can claim financial support due to Coronavirus:
    ENGLAND

ENGLAND:

LOCKDOWN

It’s against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they’re part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you shouldn’t travel outside your local area.

Elite athlete training may continue, following previous guidelines.

LINKS:

National Lockdown FAQs (Sport England)
Coronavirus: what happens next? (Sport England)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation (gov.uk)
Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities (gov.uk)
Coronavirus information and resources (Sport England)
Sport, recreation and leisure: guidance for a phased return (gov.wales)

WALES:

FROM 19 DECEMBER ALL OF WALES ENTERS ALERT LEVEL 4: NO ORGANISED SPORT ACTIVITY PERMITTED. We are awaiting guidance on whether there is an exemption for Elite Athletes.

LINKS:
Sport Wales Guidance
Welsh Government Guidance FAQs
Alert Levels in Wales

SCOTLAND:

FROM 26 DECEMBER ALL OF MAINLAND SCOTLAND WILL BE PLACED AT LEVEL 4: NO INDOOR TRAINING PERMITTED. We are awaiting guidance on whether there is an exemption for Elite Athletes.

CLICK HERE to download UKBJJA guidance. on alert levels in Scotland.

LINKS:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on sport and leisure facilities (gov.scot)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources (Sport Scotland)
LOCAL ADVICE AND MEASURES (gov.scot)
PHASE 2 RETURN TO SPORT (Sport Scotland)

NORTHERN IRELAND:

NEW RESTRICTIONS FROM 26 DECEMBER: NO INDOOR TRAINING PERMITTED.
From 26 December to 1 January, Elite Athletes only may train between the hours of 6am and 8pm. From 2 January, Elite Athletes only may return to full training.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance (nidirect.gov.uk)
Latest guidance for sports (Sport NI)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance: sport, culture and leisure activities (nidirect.gov..uk)
FAQ Guidance (sport NI)

ENGLAND:

LOCKDOWN. NO ORGANISED SPORT PERMITTED.

It’s against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they’re part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you shouldn’t travel outside your local area.

Elite athlete training may continue, following previous guidelines.

LINKS:

National Lockdown FAQs (Sport England)
Coronavirus: what happens next? (Sport England)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation (gov.uk)
Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities (gov.uk)
Coronavirus information and resources (Sport England)

WALES:

ALL OF WALES AT ALERT LEVEL 4: NO ORGANISED SPORT ACTIVITY PERMITTED. We are awaiting guidance on whether there is an exemption for Elite Athletes.

LINKS:
Sport Wales Guidance
Welsh Government Guidance FAQs
Alert Levels in Wales
Sport, recreation and leisure: guidance for a phased return (gov.wales)

SCOTLAND:

LOCKDOWN. NO ORGANISED SPORT ACTIVITY PERMITTED.

We are awaiting guidance on whether there is an exemption for Elite Athletes.

CLICK HERE to download UKBJJA guidance. on alert levels in Scotland.

LINKS:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on sport and leisure facilities (gov.scot)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources (Sport Scotland)
LOCAL ADVICE AND MEASURES (gov.scot)
PHASE 2 RETURN TO SPORT (Sport Scotland)

NORTHERN IRELAND:

NEW RESTRICTIONS FROM 26 DECEMBER: NO INDOOR TRAINING PERMITTED.
From 26 December to 1 January, Elite Athletes only may train between the hours of 6am and 8pm. From 2 January, Elite Athletes only may return to full training.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance (nidirect.gov.uk)
Latest guidance for sports (Sport NI)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance: sport, culture and leisure activities (nidirect.gov..uk)
FAQ Guidance (sport NI)