Whilst it is deeply disappointing not being able to welcome you through our iconic gates, our primary focus is to support the huge efforts being made by the government to keep us all safe. The current lockdown will continue to at least the 10th May and there is much speculation about when and how the restrictions may be lifted. The Government has started talking about a “Re-start strategy” and not “exiting lockdown”. We believe that this is because we are unlikely to exit lockdown all at once. The existing measures are likely to be lifted in phases, and new measures may be put in place. Whenever the re-start begins, it is set to be a marathon rather than a sprint.
We have been in regular communication with the governing bodies of the Sport and a great deal of work has gone into preparing a number of scenarios to ensure we have an appropriate plan in place for when we have a green light to re-start. This includes working through adjustments that can be made to run within the confines of social distancing and incorporating new advances in technology to enable this. The BEF’s most recent announcement gives an excellent overview of this work:
We will continue to keep you updated and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Bicton Arena.
Helen West, Bicton Arena Manager
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