British Fencing Return Roadmap (April 20)

British Fencing Return RoadmapWe’re re-posting the British Fencing Return Roadmap, updated 20th April 2021. This outlines the return to fencing plan in line with Sport England and UK Government guidelines on Covid-19.


Step 2: no earlier than 12th April

The published plan states:

  • Indoor Leisure (including gyms) open for use individually or within household groups
  • All children’s activities, indoor parent and child groups (up to 15 people)

Updated 06.04.2021 This means :

  • Indoor organised fencing activity (affiliated clubs/registered coaches) will be able to resume for U18s in bubbles of 15.

Updated 01.04.21

  • 1:1 lessons (delivered by registered coaches) for adults can take place indoors

Other notes:

  • Spectators allowed outside on ‘public land’ subject to 2m distancing.
  • Outdoor fencing competitions (all ages) and indoor fencing competitions (U18s) can resume with restrictions and adaptations. Anyone wishing to run a community fencing competition indoors or outdoors prior to 21st June must contact BF to be licensed and approved.

Step 3: no earlier than 17th May

The published plan states:

  • Organised adult indoor sport and exercise classes

We expect:

  • Indoor fencing can resume for adult groups
  • Sport specific guidance will still be in place to reduce the risk of transmission

Step 4: no earlier than 21st June

The published plan states:

  • No legal limits on social contact

We expect:

  • Indoor Fencing competitions can resume.
  • Sport specific guidance will still be in place to reduce the risk of transmission.

We would encourage coaches, parents/guardians and fencers to risk assess all activities before taking part, in consideration of the health of all. Just because the Roadmap permits an activity, this does not mean that it is in all cases appropriate for you, your child or your club and its workforce/volunteers.