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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Welsh mountains, waterfalls and coasts close

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01/04/2020

The Welsh government has devolved power to manage access in Wales, and the coronavirus access situation has unfolded a little differently there than in England and Scotland. Some popular mountains, coastal paths and waterfall walks have been closed, even to locals, following “The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020”, which came into force on 26 March.
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MEMBERSHIP

BMC office Coronavirus closing information

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24/03/2020

Following the latest advice from the government, the BMC office in Manchester is temporarily closing from 5pm on Tuesday 24 March. We'll be back as soon as we can - until then stay safe.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbing and hill walking: it’s time to put it on hold

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23/03/2020

The BMC and mountain rescue teams advise all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to stay in their home area and put all climbing and hill walking on hold.
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MEMBERSHIP

Which BMC events are cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus?

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23/03/2020

Here is the updated list of all cancelled or postponed BMC events:
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CLUBS

UPDATE: Latest statement on club meets and club huts

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18/03/2020

The latest statement from the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and Mountaineering Scotland on huts and clubs regarding the economic and operational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020: official cancellation

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18/03/2020

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020 is cancelled.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Should you go climbing outdoors and hill walking?

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18/03/2020

As overseas travel is restricted and indoor walls start to close, should you be heading out climbing and hill walking?
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PRESS

How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your BMC Travel Insurance policy?

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17/03/2020

Coronavirus has hit the headlines and is disrupting travel around the world. If you’re planning a trip and have BMC Travel Insurance, what should you know about Coronavirus?
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BMC ORGANISATION

Coronavirus: a statement from the BMC President, Chair & CEO

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17/03/2020

The BMC remains fully operational and will do its utmost to support the best interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, and our friends in the outdoor industry and climbing walls sector through this exceptionally difficult period.
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HUTS

Covid 19, club meets and club huts

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16/03/2020

This statement represents the views of the BMC and Mountaineering Scotland regarding club meets and the use of club huts after taking advice from their medical and legal advisers, studying the advice of Public Health England and watching the policy in alpine regions with similar accommodation.
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