On Wednesday evening last week at its daily public briefing, the UK Government communicated an aim for community sport to return at the beginning of July at the earliest.
This is excellent news and we cannot wait to open our doors and get back to the sport we love. We now wait for the publication of specific government guidelines. Clubs will have to meet these guidelines to ensure a safe return to gymnastic activities. We now have a timeline of early July to work towards.
Once the UK Government releases these guidelines and gives an exact date clubs can resume, we will communicate our reopening strategy.
As our clubs are based in educational settings, the timescales for reopening will be led by the opening dates of these facilities. We are working with the lettings managers to lobby for a swift return to the hiring of these facilities. We have also been working with Kingston Council to find an alternative venue to increase capacity and to act as a back-up if our current facilities delay their reopenings. This location will be Chessington Sports Centre.
As information becomes available we will endeavour to keep you informed. Andrew, the coaches and I cannot wait to welcome you back into the gym.