Sunday 28 March 2021

29th March 2021 - Important Information

Cleaning feet before climbing is essential
The BMC have now published their take on the guidelines which come into effect on the 29th March 2021. 
The section on individuals is as follows.
  • All forms of outdoor sport and physical activity (including climbing and walking) have been allowed since 8th March and this continues to be the case from 29th March.
  • Groups of up to 6 individuals from different households or an unlimited number of people from two households can meet outdoors.
  • No social mixing is allowed indoors, other than for specific listed exceptions.
  • The ‘Stay at Home’ order will be lifted and although the overall message is to ‘stay local’, no legally defined acceptable travel distance within England has been set at this stage.
  • However, travel within England must be limited to day trips, as overnight stays are not permitted at this stage.
  • There are still restrictions on sharing transport in England, but at the time of writing the government guidance has not been updated.
The easter bank holiday weekend could well be extremley busy, so consider how apropriate your destination is for a visit and check all access arrangements.

Crag access and conditions are changing all the time so please ensure to check the BMC RAD or the COVID-19 page for up-to-date information. 

As always it is essential that all rope setups are done correctly, tooth brushes and bolder brushes stay at home and feet are cleaned with a towel or mat (winners use both) before stepping onto the rocks.