The Government has adjusted their guidelines regarding travel and we are in turn passing on this information to the our Snowsport England membership so you are fully aware. Also an update on the British Alpine Children Championships.
GB Snowsport have announced that the British Alpine Children’s Championships 2021, which were due to be held in Tignes, France between April 5th – April 9th, 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. With current Government UK Guidelines stating that only elite athletes can travel, GB Snowsport is awaiting further clarification from officials, before making a decision on the FIS British Alpine Championships due to take place in Tignes between March 28th – April 4th. For further details please click here
We are still in lockdown so the message is still STAY AT HOME
As the governing body for Snowsport, our primary concern at this time is the health and welfare of our entire Snowsport community. We support the Government imposed guidelines and legislation to reduce the spread of the virus in the hope that this will allow us to return to our sport as soon as safely possible.
Travel restrictions are still in place both for domestic travel and international travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.
From 15th February, when entering the UK from a country with a travel ban to the UK, you must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days. This list of countries is likely to change. When entering Scotland, the hotel quarantine requirement applies on arrival from all countries except Ireland. Whilst this list shouldn’t really impact our snowsport community at the present time there is scope that more countries will get added to the red list.
It is the intention of the Government to set out during the w/c 22 February its plans for how lockdown in England may be eased, indicating that this will involve a gradual and phased relaxing of restrictions. Ahead of this Snowsport England will continue its discussions with Government on the safe resumption of Snowsport activity as a naturally social distant sport. As previously, we will communicate via our website what any plans for the easing of lockdown restrictions mean for snowsport activity as soon as we are able to do so following any Government announcement.
Snowsport England would like to thank everyone across the entire Snowsport community who are adhering to the Government imposed guidelines and legislation regarding restrictions to our sport. We understand that this is a challenging time for people but ask for your continued support and compliance to help us return to our sport as soon as safely possible.
For further details on travelling and other restrictions please check National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)