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.


The Government has published a proposed roadmap out of lockdown that allows certain sectors in England to re-open in stages. From April 12th England moved into Step 2, allowing all under-18s and those with a disability to return to skating. 

Adult skaters will be allowed to return to ice skating as part of Step 3 of the Government's roadmap from May 17th. 


From Monday 17th May mainland Scotland and islands not moving to Level 1 will move to Level 2.

Updated guidance will be released shortly regarding what will be allowed in rinks in Level 2 areas. 


All rinks in Wales are currently closed. British Ice Skating is lobbying the relevant authorities to ensure rinsk can be re-opened as quickly as possible.

From April 12th travel has been allowed between Wales and the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland 

From April 30th people have been able to use the gym and swimming pools for individual exercise, unfortunately ice skating has not been included in this stage of unlocking.

An indicative date of 24th May has been set for the reopening of ice rinks but this is yet to be confirmed.

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