Covid-19 Status Update

Covid-19 Status Update

As the restrictions around the global pandemic start to ease and restrictions become less severe we wanted to update you on the position of British Blind Sport and our current operating status.

Whilst the UK government still advise working from home if it is possible, our staff remain working remotely. We will be putting into place procedures and risk assessments for when we are able to return to the office safely. In the meantime, our services remain the same as ever.

We are deeply disappointed that we have had to cancel so many events, particularly during, what is traditionally, a very busy period of the year for Have A Go Days and BBS sport section events.

At this moment, we do not have any rescheduled dates for any cancelled events and will not reschedule until we can be certain that members and participants will be safe in coming together in large groups and that we remain in support of government advice for social distancing measures.

The health of our members, participants, volunteers, staff and trustees is of paramount importance.

Whilst government restrictions are lifting slightly in regards to sport and physical activity, we still cannot recommend that our members and followers take up any activity which negates the 2 metre distance rule; such as guide running or tandem cycling, with members outside of their own household.

We are doing all we can to work with key stakeholders in the sporting sector to ensure that people with visual impairments are being considered as the regulations for returning to physical activity are made and that they are not left behind whilst others can get back to the activities they love.

In the meantime, we hope our members and service users are all taking advantage of our online library of free and audio-led at home workouts to ensure they stay fit and healthy. Physical activity is also a great boost for positive mental health and combats feelings of social isolation.

You can find our online workout library by clicking here.

If you have questions or concerns about how Covid-19 is affecting the See My Voice project, please contact tommy@britishblindsport.org.uk

If you have questions or concerns about how Covid-19 is affecting the First Steps project, please contact FirstSteps@britishblindsport.org.uk

If you have questions or concerns about how Covid-19 is affecting our Have A Go Days and other events, please contact david@britishblindsport.org.uk

You can also phone our office line on 01926 424247 if you have any issue or need any information.