To: All BAB Members
I am sure we have all welcomed the government announcement of the re-opening of sports centres etc and the suggestion that contact sports might resume.
However, following Sport England clarification, I have regrettably to confirm that the only contact sports being considered at this time are team sports, not general training and this is subject to their making a detailed plan for approval by Government.
For the rest of us Sport England refer to consultations that are to take place with contact sports to identify a way forward and I have expressed a wish to be included in these consultations. I have also identified a range of activities that Aikidoka might practice whilst still maintaining social distancing, and hope this will provide a way back to training.
We will keep you informed of any developments.
(Chairman. British Aikido Board)