We are pleased to announce, that fencing for U18 EFC club members will restart very soon:
Safe the date: We are working towards reopening on a limited basis for our existing U18 full monthly members from 24th of November. Further details to follow.
Over the last weeks we have been keeping a close eye on the Scottish Government, SportScotland, and Scottish Fencing guidelines. With last week’s announcement of the new 5-tier-system in Scotland (Edinburgh is level 3) and yesterday’s Scottish Fencing guidelines published we are finally in a position to restart fencing, at least for U18 fencers.
The key points in the Scottish Fencing guidelines are as follows (details and full guidelines see here: https://www.scottish-fencing.com/news)
- Fencing (indoor) for U18 can happen up to and including Level 3. This includes sparring and other forms of training done within the age groups although all adults are required to distance therefore no traditional lessons can happen but coaching from a distance is fine.
- Fencing (indoor) for adults is only permitted at Level 0. From Level 1 upwards all adults not in the same household must distance as per the usual requirements (2 metres)
While it is great news for U18 fencers, we are sorry to hear that adult fencers will have to wait longer.
The committee is now working on getting their existing U18 members back into the hall. We will get in touch soon with the details.