COVID-19 HUB

All the latest guidance and information from British Ice Skating regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) 

The situation regarding coronavirus across the UK is fast-moving and changes regularly. As guidance can change on a daily basis please see our FAQs, Resource Centre and latest news items for up to date information.

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England

England entered a national lockdown on 6th January. People are only permitted to leave their homes for a specific set of reasons such as to shop for basic necessities, go to work or for outdoor exercise with your own household.

This means that only elite skaters are able to continue to skate in England. Skaters who intend to compete for Great Britain and have skated in certain BIS events are eligible to register their interest to skate at an elite pathway hub. For all conditions and how to apply click here.

These measures will be reviewed by the government on the 15th February. 

Scotland

Scotland has been placed in a lockdown for the whole of January and residents must follow “a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential reasons”. This means that all ice rinks must close.

A maximum of two people from a two different households area allowed to meet outdoors, although that will exclude those who are 11 and under.

Wales

All rinks in Wales are currently closed.

From Sunday 20th December Wales entered a national lockdown with residents told to "stay at home". Travelling is only allowed for essential purposes, such as for work and for caring responsibilities. International travel is also not allowed.

 
Northern Ireland 

Northern Ireland will entered a lockdown on December 26th​ with ice rinks forced to close for the duration. The measures will be reviewed after 6 weeks. 

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