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Update on Return to Play submission - 16 August

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Message from Chief Executive Pete Ackerley

Further to my previous update on 5 August, I’m pleased to confirm that BAFA’s Return to Play submission is now with the UK Government’s department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for their approval.

In addition, return to play guidance specifically relating to children’s organised outdoor contact sports for under 18s in Scotland has also been drafted and submitted to SportScotland for approval.

While this does not mean any immediate change to BAFA’s current activity guidance, I believe it’s important we keep you as updated on our progress as we can.

The preparation and submission of this documentation has required considerable work relating to transmission risk analysis for our different disciplines and age groups, and the proposal of appropriate mitigations and adaptations to how we do things. I would like to thank everyone involved for their time and input – including Kyle Taylor, Wayne Hill, Kenny Bello and Clive Dobbin.

Once approved, this document will be used as the basis of the guidance we’ll create and share to support clubs as we take the next steps on our return to play journey.

Please keep an eye on the BAFA website and our social media channels for future updates as we have more news to share.

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Pete Ackerley, BAFA Chief Executive


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