UPDATES ON SPORT FIXTURES DURING COVID-19
Monday 6th April 2020:
To ensure adherence to Government guidelines, protect the force and to maximise the availability of personnel, education and training courses are suspended until 1st June. The detail of the changes by course and the mitigations and waivers that will be put in place are detailed in the ABN available through Defence Connect. Of significance is the suspension of all sports courses until 1st June.
Wednesday 1st April 2020:
In compliance with the Government’s continuing response to COVID-19, with immediate effect all representative Army sport is further suspended until 30 June 2020. This is to include all Overseas Visits and Training Camps. This suspension is subject to constant review and we will notify you as and when circumstances or policy change.
Richard Wyeth from BFBS interviewed the Director of the Army Sport Control Board, Major General Shaun Burley CB MBE, on this morning’s show. Head over to our Facebook page to listen to the interview about how Army sports is effected by the current COVID-19 situation.
Wednesday 25th March 2020:
Effect on Overseas Sports Visits:
Army activity overseas (ongoing or scheduled to take place out to end June 2020) has been formally reviewed by the LOC in consultation with the MOD and PJHQ within the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The situation continues to deteriorate world-wide, with HN policy/ travel restrictions increasingly being applied to UK personnel. As a result, the decision has been taken to cancel Army overseas activity world-wide out to the end of June 2020 that does not contribute to: operations, readiness or overseas resilience, included within that are Overseas Sports Visits (OSV).
As a result ASCB Ops Branch have identified 34x OSVs that are scheduled to deploy overseas within the period 21 April to 30 June. These OSVs will now be de-authorised. OSV organisers will be informed directly by ASCB Ops Branch.
Activity beyond end June 20: Army overseas activity, including OSVs, scheduled to take place July to end September 2020 is due to be reviewed by the LOC week commencing 6 April 2020. Sports secretaries should expect direction to follow shortly after 6 April, regarding OSVs scheduled to take place 1 July to 30 September 2020.
Tuesday 24th March 2020:
ASCB Chief of Staff, Lt Col (Retd) Paul Leighton MBE has provided the following update:
Please be advised that iaw Govt current policy on social distancing during the COVID-19 environment, HQ ASCB, the permanent sports secretaries and their support staff based in Fox Lines will be working predominantly from home for the foreseeable future. HQ staff and sports secretaries remain contactable, on their e-mail addresses.
A full list of the HQ ASCB staff contacts are available to view here.
Thursday 19th March 2020:
Dir ASCB Maj Gen Shaun Burley CB MBE describes what the ASCB has been doing behind the scenes to ensure that when Army sport does recover from COVID-19 our Army athletes, who are striving to keep themselves fit and healthy over this period, have much to look forward to.
Wednesday 18th March 2020:
Chair ASCB has issued the following direction:
In compliance with the Government‘s response to COVID-19, with immediate effect all representative Army sport is suspended until 20 April. This is to include all Overseas Visits and Training Camps. This suspension is subject to constant review and we will notify you as and when circumstances or policy change.
Tuesday 17th March 2020:
Events Postponed/Cancelled due to Covid-19:
The information will be shown on our ASCB Fixtures Page as postponed or cancelled and are being assessed on a case by case basis.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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