Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance
The following is guidance from British Fencing
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Specific questions have been asked around the sharing and use of equipment such as masks, gloves and jackets. The cleaning and maintenance of all equipment should be common practice in clubs. We recommend that all clubs ensure that this is taking place in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions .
Most gloves can be washed in a washing machine and masks should be regularly wiped down, inside and out, either using cleaning wipes or using a clean cloth and a surface cleanser. Please check on the labelling that the cleanser/wipes are effective against both bacteria and viruses. Anyone now fencing on a regular basis who has not already done so may wish to consider purchasing their own fencing glove.
SHAKING HANDS/HAND HYGIENE
BF has temporarily suspended the requirement for fencers to shake hands at the end of the competitive bouts. It is recommended that clubs take similar action and simply retain the salute to mark the end of a bout or lesson.
It is also recommended that clubs ensure that there are appropriate hand washing facilities available for members, and encourage handwashing at the beginning and end of each session.
PARTICIPANTS RETURNING FROM ABROAD
If you have new members expected or members returning from abroad please ensure that they are aware of the current guidelines around travelling and self-isolation; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus. You may wish to ask them to complete a short questionnaire to confirm they have not been to any category 1. country in the last 14 days or any recent exposure (see example here)
If you have any specific questions or issues please don’t hesitate to get in touch with British Fencing.
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