SKATEBOARDING DURING LOCKDOWN: GUIDELINES UPDATE

Following the updated speech from the chancellor on 10th May, there has been some slight updates to the guidelines surrounding sports, and skateboarding.

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SOME OUTDOOR PARKS WILL OPEN CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE ADHERED TO… 

– SKATEBOARDING IS PERMITTED ALONE, OR WITH HOUSEHOLD GROUPS

– YOU MUST KEEP 2M FROM ANY OTHER PERSON WHILST SKATEBOARDING, WITH A MAX OF 3 SKATERS TO A SMALL PARK + 10 SKATERS TO A LARGE PARK. 

– PLEASE KEEP YOUR SKATES CHILLED, WE DO NOT WANT TO STRAIN OUR ALREADY OVERWORKED NHS STAFF

INDOOR PARKS ARE TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING

Please see the full guidelines over at Skateboard GB before heading out to the Skateparks!

As a sport we must work together to resume responsibly for re-starting as and when the Government determines it is safe to do so. We must ensure that the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in skateboarding and those we come into contact with, is maintained at all times.

Skateparks and skateboarders have observed the lockdown very well and must keep it up and continue to act responsibly.

Based on the Government’s announcement on 10 May 2020, it will only be outdoor skateparks in England that may consider re-opening. Most are local authority owned and they will make the decision about re-opening or not. There is no change to the current position in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and so skateparks in these countries will remain closed for now.

Even though some outdoor skateparks may be open, you must follow the Government advice about social distancing and safety.

Thanks for co operating to reduce the risk of spreading the disease! 🙂