Following the latest announcement from the Prime Minister, we are delighted to communicate the roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions. We understand and appreciate how difficult this time continues to be for you all but hope that this news brings some hope that a return to gymnastics is not too far away.
At this stage it is important to note that the guidance and dates announced could change depending on how successful the easing of restrictions are.
Full guidance is yet to be published on the government website, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) plan to update their pages and FAQs in the next week. We will pass this on as soon as we can which we hope will provide further clarity.
Please find below our understanding of how the government’s roadmap could affect Casablanca.
Step 1 (not before 29th March)
Under 18 sport should not take place indoors at sports clubs at this time and therefore indoor gymnastics activity is not permitted.
Formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s - can restart but will need to be compliant with the British Gymnastics outdoor gymnastics activity guidance which will be updated in due course.
We may look to do some outdoor activities over the Easter school holidays. If anyone knows of a safe, reasonably large outside space/field with access and an open sided marquee then please let us know.
Step 2 (not before 12th April)
We can open to under 18’s, ensuring that social distancing measures are in place. We are anticipating DCMS guidance to be updated in the coming weeks and will update you when this is available.
This includes pre-school gymnastics sessions and parent and child groups also being able to resume indoor activity.
Group sessions for over 18 gymnasts will not be permitted.
Step 3 (not before 17th May)
Group adult gymnastics sessions can resume with social distancing in place.
At this time, all age groups will be able to take part in socially distanced gymnastics sessions.
Step 4 (not before 21st June)
This is the date we have been waiting for! Dependant on the successful lifting of restrictions, we hope that at this stage a level of normality can return. This will hopefully mean gymnastics sessions can run with fewer restrictions. We will continue to communicate with you throughout this process.
We will provide more information particularly regarding a return to coach contact and the use of foam pits, in the coming weeks.
We hope you continue to remain safe through this time.
See you soon!
Casablanca Coaching Team