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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How do the new local tiers affect hill walking, climbing and mountaineering?

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29/10/2020

In response to the new ‘Local COVID alert levels’ announced by Government on Monday 12 October, our access team has summarised the most recent guidance relevant for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What does Wales Lockdown Part Two mean for you?

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20/10/2020

The Welsh Government has announced that all of Wales will enter a "fire-break" lockdown for 17 days from 6pm on Friday October 23, hugely affecting the outdoors community and Welsh climbing centres. Our access team investigates.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Local lockdown in Wales

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14/10/2020

As Covid infection rates rise, the Welsh Government has introduced local lockdowns in parts of Wales. The Welsh lockdowns are more stringent than in England with legally enforceable travel restrictions on residents and visitors. Updated: October 14th.
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WALLS

Coronavirus and Climbing Walls: Q&A with Professor Ian Hall

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24/07/2020

Climbing walls in England are set to open on July 25th so we've talked to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out the answers to the medical issues relating to re-opening of climbing walls. Should we wear a mask while climbing indoors? What is the risk of transmission on shared climbing holds? And what about chalk?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: new parking restrictions

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23/07/2020

Following chaotic parking scenes in the Llanberis Pass over the last weekend, when over 500 cars were parked illegally at Pen y Pass, blocking one of the main roads through Snowdonia for several hours, the National Park and North Wales Police have issued this statement with new traffic management and restricted parking in place from July 25th.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Live: the BMC team answer your questions

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16/07/2020

During these times of climbing and hill-walking lockdown, our dedicated team of staff has been giving weekly access updates and responding to your questions through a series of live Q&As on our Facebook page. Missed them at the time? Not to worry, you can catch up on all the answers here:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

6 restriction free European climbing destinations for summer holidays

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16/07/2020

If you’ve been going a bit stir crazy in lockdown, you’ve now climbed all your local projects, or you just want to escape for a holiday, the question on your mind is likely to be: where can I go without having to self-isolate on arrival or when returning back to the UK?
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PRESS

How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your BMC Travel Insurance policy?

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14/07/2020

Travel has been disrupted around the world since Coronavirus hit the headlines at the beginning of 2020. Now restrictions on travel to certain countries are being lifted. If you’re planning a trip and have BMC Travel Insurance, what should you know about Coronavirus?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales: the lockdown eases

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03/07/2020

Welsh Government has announced that from Monday July 6th unlimited travel for all purposes is now allowed throughout Wales. This also includes travel to Wales from England and that all the closed areas of National Parks and other beauty spots will be open from that day.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What do the 4 July lockdown changes mean for climbers and hill walkers?

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25/06/2020

Further easing of lockdown in England is taking place from 4 July. What will this mean for climbers and hill walkers? The BMC access team take a look.
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