Post Firebreak Guidance
Welsh Government have made a significant change and
clarification to the FAQs on sport, see here (you
may need to do a hard refresh (ctrl+f5) to see the new content).
Overall, these changes mean the following:
- Anyone can play sport or exercise in a group of up to 30
people outdoors or 15 people indoors, if this is part of an organised activity
managed for example by a gym, a leisure centre, or a sports club.
breaches of physical distancing outdoors are possible where this is risk
assessed and mitigated.
- Coaches/instructors and officials would generally be regarded
as participants so the limit of 30 or 15 should include them. However,
anybody who is there to organise or support the activity, if they are working
or providing a voluntary service, can also attend and do not need to be
considered within the limit of 30 or 15.
- Children aged under 11 are also
excluded from the maximum number in the gathering.
- Unlimited numbers of children under the age of 18 can gather
if the purpose is for the development or well-being of children and the number
who can be involved is constrained only by the boundaries of the setting and
the need for sufficient adults to be present to facilitate and supervise the
activity. In practical terms, gatherings for those under 18 for sport are
only limited by the number of adults who must be present (which cannot be more
than 30 outdoors/15 indoors) and available space for safe physical
The clarification means that organised activity involving
players 18 or older will have somewhat tighter restrictions on participants,
however, sport for under 18s will have significantly increased capacity and
We are working on a range of guidance and resources to help members and the wider boating community prepare for a safe return to the water. These resources will ensure that boaters can return to activities on the water as quickly and safely as possible and can be found on this page as they become available.
General RYA Cymru Wales principles applying to all boating activity
1. Our guidance
Covid-19 preventative measures are vital in keeping you, your family and others safe and to minimise pressure on frontline services. The RYA Cymru Wales, alongside the RYA will continue to support the National effort to control the spread of Covid-19 and assist members of the RYA family with any variations that might develop at a local level. We support the Government’s desire to return to normality in a measured way and we recognise that we have a role to play by providing guidance to the RYA community on the application of the 2020 Regulations.
2. Our approach is considerate and responsible
Considerate: be mindful of the potential impact that you could have on other water users and do not place unnecessary extra strain on the RNLI and emergency services.
Responsible: help to minimise incident and accidents by taking an extra cautious approach to your boating.
Our guidance on safe boating remains unchanged: know your limits; look after yourself; keep in touch and, above all, have a plan. As the restrictions are relaxed, we advise boaters to think about these factors. The RNLI and the RYA have also worked in collaboration to produce joint safety guidance to help ensure that this summer is as safe as it can be.
- Individuals should only take part on their own or with others if social distancing and good hygiene can be maintained.
- Participants are encouraged to use their own personal equipment during this phase, or to have equipment allocated to them for exclusive use during a set period. This equipment should be cleaned appropriately before being allocated to another user.
- Participants must only take to the water in conditions well within their ability and which assume a self-sufficient approach to their activity.
- Check your equipment thoroughly, particularly engines and fuel, as they may not have been used for some time.
using a device to keep in touch such as RYA SafeTRX on a
mobile or carry a VHF and notifying
someone ashore of your intended activity, anticipated time afloat and calling
them when you are back ashore safely.
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