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CLUBS

Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions

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08/06/2021

With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the time and date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club or hut.
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WALLS

Want to climb indoors? Check the latest guidance

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21/05/2021

As things start to open up, we take a look at the latest rules and guidance for indoor climbing in England and Wales. Pulling on the plastic may be back on the menu but check the do's and don'ts first to make sure you and others have a safe and enjoyable time.
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

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12/05/2021

Mountain huts were first closed at the start of the first lockdown in March 2020. At various points since then huts have been permitted to reopen. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are reopening them over the coming months.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Research shows chalk could be a climber’s best friend

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15/04/2021

Peer-reviewed research shows that the amount of infectious virus was reduced by around 99% immediately upon contact with the chalky surfaces.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid19: what has changed from 12th April in England?

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14/04/2021

From 12th April, changes to the Covid regulations in England mean further relaxation of some rules around outdoor activity, travel and overnight stays away from home. Below is a summary of the main changes which affect climbers and hill walkers based on the information available at the time of writing. Government guidance may continue to evolve and we will update this article if needed as more information becomes available.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown ending sooner than anticipated?

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09/04/2021

The Welsh Government have announced that due to the improving coronavirus situation in Wales dates for the return of sport have been brought forward.
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CLUBS

Covid19 and restarting club meets

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01/04/2021

This guidance is to help clubs to restart meets while adhering to the government regulations.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How does England’s roadmap for easing Covid restrictions affect climbers and walkers?

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23/02/2021

The government has published its plan on how England will exit lockdown and the restrictions that have limited our activities over the past year. The plan provides a comprehensive roadmap for how life could get back to normal, but what are the key milestones for climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown Part 3: what it means for climbers and hillwalkers

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19/02/2021

Late on Saturday December 18th, Welsh Government unexpectedly announced that all of Wales would enter an Alert Level 4 Full Lockdown with immediate effect and for an indefinite period. What does this mean for climbers, hill-walkers and mountaineers? Important updates added on 29 January.
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MEMBERSHIP

BMC Office to furlough on fridays

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05/02/2021

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we have taken the decision to close the BMC office on Friday until the end of April.
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