BRC Update 2 Dec 20 – Travel in and out of Tier 3 Areas in England

Following our update on 27 November, we have received further information on the government advice regarding travel
in and out of Tier 3 areas for the purpose of exercise and sport. The government advice states:
For those residing in a Tier 3 area:
• You can continue to travel within your Tier 3 area for reasons such as traveling to venues that are open
• Avoid travelling outside of your Tier 3 area other than where necessary such as:
o for work
o for education
o to access voluntary, charitable or youth services
o because of caring responsibilities
o for moving home
o to visit your support bubble
o for a medical appointment or treatment
• Where necessary, you can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey.
• If you live in a Tier 3 area, you must continue to follow Tier 3 rules when you travel to a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area
For those residing in Tier 1 or 2 areas:
• You can continue to travel within your Tier 1 or 2 area for reasons such as traveling to venues that are open
• However, avoid travel to Tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as:
• for work
• for education
• to access voluntary, charitable or youth services
• to visit your support bubble
• to receive medical treatment
• for moving home
• because of caring responsibilities
• You can travel through a Tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey.
• If you live in a Tier 1 or 2 area, you must continue to follow your Tier rules, or the Tier you are travelling to rules,
whichever is higher, whilst you are there
For general BRC Club activities, we would consider there to be enough local opportunities within your own Tier area, to
avoid unnecessary travel into or out of a Tier 3 area.
However, for BRC Area Qualifiers, it remains the up to the individual to decide whether or not it is necessary to travel
into or out of a Tier 3 area, based upon the government’s advice as detailed above. This can be found in full here:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-3-very-high-alert
It will also remain at the organisers discretion whether or not to allow entries from competitors from another Tier,
based on their COVID risk assessment for the event.