Coronavirus update: Clubs should check tier arrangements after government announcement
December 23, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
All boxing clubs and gyms located in areas that have today (23rd December) been put into tier 4 of the government’s Coronavirus restrictions from Boxing Day must close, England Boxing can regrettably confirm.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock today announced tougher measures for a number of areas, who will join London and parts of the South, South East and East of England that went into tier 4 on 20th December, following a sharp rise in cases that has been attributed to a new strain of COVID-19.
The new areas going into tier 4 from 00.01am on 26th December are Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, with the exception of the New Forest, and the parts of Essex and Surrey not already in it.
It means all indoor leisure venues, including indoor gyms, must close until further notice in those areas, with a review of the new restrictions expected to take place on 30th December.
Elsewhere, areas to move up to tier 3 are Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, including the North Somerset council area, Swindon, the Isle of Wight, the New Forest and Northamptonshire, as well as Cheshire and Warrington.
Areas to move into tier 2 are Cornwall and Herefordshire.
Clubs that are operating in areas that are in tiers 1, 2 and 3 can continue to open, but must continue to follow the England Boxing guidance for the relevant area.
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