The below information is directly from the UK Government website as of the 14th September 2020, titled “Coronavirus outbreak FAQ’s. What you can and can’t do”
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At the Yorkshire Paintball, Airsoft and Outdoor Activity, there are two clearly defined areas within the facility. The base area where we gather before and in between games. This is the “Base Area”. The second defined area is the “Game Zones”. These are the huge outdoor areas where the sporting activities are actually played.
3.16 Can I still participate in sport and physical activity in groups of more than 6?
“You can continue to take part in organised sporting or licensed physical activity in groups of more than 6. This can be in any public place or a private outdoor space like a garden; but not inside a private home. These activities either need to be organised by a club, business or charity; and/or involve someone who has received an official license to use equipment relevant to the activity. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and ensure compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidance.
The list of organised sport or licensed outdoor physical activity that you can do in groups of more than six includes:”
- Shooting (including hunting and paintball that requires a shotgun or firearms certificate license)
Other sports or licensed outdoor physical activities may also be permitted where their governing body has published guidance.
All supervised activities for children, including sports and exercise groups, should carry out a risk assessment – up to any number of participants.
When participating in organised sport or licensed physical activity, you must not gather in groups of more than 6 before and after the activity. You must also ensure you socially distance from people you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) wherever possible.
Whilst the rule of 6 applies to all participants whilst in our base area, please see details below (3.19), our huge outdoor game zones must and do comply with the above.
We are a Covid-Secure Business and have the Governments “Good to Go” standard. We have a fully written “Risk Assessment” that we strictly adhere to, both whilst in our base area and within the game zones. This Risk Assessment is available for inspection by anyone at any time.
3.19 Can I go to my hobby club / amateur musical group / other leisure activity?
It is against the law to gather in groups of more than six, where people are from different households or support bubbles. The rule above does not mean that there cannot be more than six people in any one place. All activities for under 18s are exempt. There can be multiple groups of six people in a place, provided that those groups do not mingle.
We have clearly defined “Booth’s” for groups and no more than 6 people will be allowed in a booth. Each booth is seperated by a boundary chain meaning that groups of 6 people are not able to mingle. When leaving the “base area” to enter the “game zones”, there are procedures to do this outlined upon arriving. We have a complete risk assessment and proceedures for each part of the venue ie. “Base Area” and “Game Zones” as well as well defined Covid Secure methods for the transition between the two areas as well as for handling the event equipment.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of our processes, Covid Secure environment or risk assessment. please feel free to call us on 01757 289322.