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.


England moved into the final stage (Step 4) of its roadmap out of lockdown restrictions on Monday 19th July. 

There are no longer legal restrictions in force in England regarding ice skating and ice rinks. 

British Ice Skating will ask those attending events to wear masks, if not exempt, and maintain social distancing for the safety of both themselves and others. 


From December 26th 2021 some restrictions are being brought into force for 3 weeks across Scotland. 


Although the entire country remains 'Beyond Level 0' enhanced measures have been put in place for  ‘large scale events’ and ‘indoor contact sport for adults’ and 27th December all other areas including hospitality & leisure centres for a period of 3 weeks.

Updated guidance has been published and can be read below.


From 26th December 2021 Wales introduced the following measures:

  • Only 6 people can meet in public places

  • You must keep 2m apart (3 steps) away from people in offices and public places

  • Up to 30 people can attend indoor events

  • 30 indoor spectators can attend community sports events.

Northern Ireland 

From 27 December, you are strongly advised to limit the amount of social contact you have with other households.

All indoor sport, whether organised formally by your local sports club or informally by a group of friends, is permitted (subject to risk assessment and appropriate mitigations).

A risk assessment, as set out in the regulations, must be completed where there will be, or there is expected to be, over 15 people taking part.

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