Coronavirus update: boxing restrictions set to end
July 13, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny
The government Coronavirus restrictions relating to amateur boxing are set to end from Monday 19th July, England Boxing can confirm.
It follows an announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (12th July) that almost all existing restrictions in all walks of life will be lifted from that date in the move to Step 4 of the unlocking roadmap.
England Boxing will issue further guidance in the coming days as clubs and boxers readjust to full contact boxing at all age groups (including adults) and with competitions and shows now also permitted.
This will include recommendations around best practice to follow in the case of a positive Covid-19 test (where self-isolating will still be a legal requirement), the cleaning and sanitising of equipment and helping to ease the fears and concerns of those who are worried about returning to the gym with no restrictions in place.
Clubs and Members are reminded at this point that there is a need to continue to adhere to all England Boxing regulations.
Given the length that boxers have been prevented from participating in competitive bouts, there is a particular duty of care consideration as to how quickly boxers return to sparring and competition.
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