BMC office Coronavirus closing information

Posted by Alex Messenger on 24/03/2020
We'll be back soon.

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.

With all our staff working from home, we are operating as normal across many areas. However, some aspects of the BMC’s work have changed.

Travel Insurance
You can still buy BMC Travel Insurance but remember that it will not cover any claim in any way caused by or resulting from Covid-19 claims.

Travel Insurance claims
Find out how to claim here. Our claims helpline is open as normal. Call 01623 631 331 or email claims@foggtravelinsurance.com

Travel Insurance emergencies
The 24-hour Intana Global Line is open as normal: +44 20 7902 7405

Membership
Our online membership is open as normal. But if you’re a new member then we won’t be able to send you a joining pack at the moment.

BMC shop
The BMC shop is now shut. 

How to contact us
It’s not currently possible to phone the BMC office, but you can email our staff if you have a specialist question.

If you have an urgent question about any aspect of your BMC membership or insurance, then please email office@thebmc.co.uk. This address is being monitored by BMC staff as normal, although please bear with us as we will be giving priority to the most urgent issues.


Can I go climbing and hill walking?
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.


More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

🌳 Can I climbing / hillwalking? Here's what you can and can't do in the 2nd English Lockdown (November 2020)

🌳 What's the situation in Wales? Read the full November update here

😷 When and how will the walls reopen?  In England they're now closed for the November Lockdown. Read our November Walls article

✈️ Can I now travel abroad again? Get the latest answers to going abroad with travel restrictions now easing

🛒 Is the BMC shop open? Yes - we officially reopened at the start of July!

🏡 Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? The latest club huts update and all you need to know

📜 Will the BMC keep running smoothly? Read more or watch our weekly live updates from our CEO

🚗 What have the BMC access team been doing during this time? Read on

As the climbing walls, crags and mountains start to open, we wanted to say thanks to every BMC member who supported us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you.

If you liked what we did, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join


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