EFC Covid Officer

The EFC committee appointed the club’s armourer Martin Buckley as their Covid Officer. Martin has built a team of volunteers from the committee representing Coaches, Membership and Welfare to support him in the process of setting a comprehensive Covid Policy.

Martin Buckley – Covid Officer

For any questions regarding the EFC Covid Policy, please email Martin at covid@edinburghfencingclub.co.uk

Club sessions in times of the pandemic

Edinburgh Fencing Club strictly adheres to Scottish Government as well as SportScotland and Scottish Fencing Guidelines in running their sessions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the current Scottish Fencing and SportScotland guidelines only children and young people (U18) are allowed fencing activities indoors. Edinburgh Fencing Club therefore only runs one Open Session for U18 fencers on Tuesdays and one Cadet Class on Wednesdays in November and December 2020. These sessions will have a reduced number of fencers – to allow sufficient social distancing – and to adhere to Test & Protect guidelines we operate a booking system for both sessions.

All participants have to read and follow the club’s Covid Policy, the Risk Assessment and the Fencer Guidelines and book their session in advance. Information regarding the booking system will be provided to enroled and monthly paying members of the club as of lockdown in March 2020.

EFC Covid-19 Policy – to be published soon

British Fencing and Scottish Fencing Guidelines

The EFC Covid policy and procedures are built on the guidelines provided by the national and home country’s fencing governing bodies British Fencing (BF) and Scottish Fencing (SF) as well as Sport Scotland.

Please see the governing bodies webpages for regular updates:
https://www.britishfencing.com/covid-19-advice-guidance/
https://www.scottish-fencing.com/news
https://sportscotland.org.uk/covid-19/