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BMC ORGANISATION

Your vote matters: notice of BMC AGM 2021

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10/03/2021

Have your say, make your voice count and vote at the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) on Saturday 15 May. Once again, the AGM is being held as an online/virtual meeting, there will be no physical meeting place.
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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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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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CLUBS

Survey launched to measure the impact of Covid-19 on sport

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02/02/2021

The last year has been incredibly tough for clubs, climbing walls, volunteers and those working professionally in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Latest: National Lockdown in England

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05/01/2021

Following last night’s announcement, England will once again go into a National Lockdown from tomorrow (although we are being asked to observe lockdown guidance from today) in response to the continued rise in Covid-19 case numbers and the heightened risk of patient numbers overwhelming NHS capacity.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Christmas - what does it mean for climbing and walking in England?

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21/12/2020

Following the latest Covid announcement by the Prime Minister on Saturday evening, significant parts of the south-east of England are now classified as Tier 4 following a spike in cases of a new viral strain in this part of the country. This has changed many Christmas plans - but what does it mean specifically for climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Southern Sandstone Access: what's changed with the end of lockdown 2?

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02/12/2020

With England’s second lockdown ending this morning (2nd December) and a return to a tier system with climbing walls able to re-open, our request to temporarily avoid all southern sandstone crags is changing…
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid update: What has changed for climbers & walkers in England from 2nd December?

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02/12/2020

Following a parliamentary vote yesterday evening, England’s second lockdown has ended and the country has reverted to a revised version of the tier system in place prior to lockdown.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Will a Covid-19 vaccine allow a return to normality?

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16/11/2020

The recent news that a vaccine has shown effectiveness against Covid-19 is very encouraging. But what does this mean for outdoor goers? Does this mean all climbing and mountaineering will get back to normal after Christmas? Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University answers a few questions:
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WALLS

Climbing the walls during Covid

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03/11/2020

With England facing Lockdown 2, climbing walls are shutting once more. This is just the latest of a long line of challenges facing walls in 2020. Dan Middleton takes a look.
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