CORONAVIRUS

13TH MARCH 2020

TOURNAMENTS TAKING PLACE THE WEEKEND OF 13TH TO 14TH MARCH 2020

The Government and Health Authorities have decided that all public events presently planned are free to go ahead. The Head Office of the Board has been in contact with the Government and Health Authorities and due to the advice given all tournaments this weekend will be able to take place.

Head Office will be in further contact with the authorities next week and from then on adhere to the decisions made by the Government for all public events going forward.

Obviously, this is an unprecedented situation and we are dealing with the matter accordingly.

Please see the link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 in relation to an overview of the Coronavirus from NHS England which is similar to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Board will advise in due course on any further developments.

12TH MARCH 2020

The Board are monitoring the situation regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak closely and taking advice from the Government and health authorities throughout the UK.

At present, there are no recommendations to cancel events, however, this may change and a number of tournaments in Europe have been cancelled due to the relevant Governments intervention in sporting events.

Government meetings are taking place and we will await any recommendations or restrictions in relation to all sporting events in the UK.

We will of course update accordingly.

3RD MARCH 2020

With regard to the current Coronavirus issue, please see the link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 in relation to an overview of the Coronavirus from NHS England, which is similar to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In particular, can we draw your attention to the section titled “Do I need to avoid public places”. If you have any licence holders or overseas boxers who are from or who have travelled to the countries listed in the last fourteen days, they should not attend British Boxing Board of Control licensed tournaments.

We will update you of any medical advice we receive in relation to this matter when appropriate.