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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Research shows chalk could be a climber’s best friend

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15/04/2021

Peer-reviewed research shows that the amount of infectious virus was reduced by around 99% immediately upon contact with the chalky surfaces.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid19: what has changed from 12th April in England?

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14/04/2021

From 12th April, changes to the Covid regulations in England mean further relaxation of some rules around outdoor activity, travel and overnight stays away from home. Below is a summary of the main changes which affect climbers and hill walkers based on the information available at the time of writing. Government guidance may continue to evolve and we will update this article if needed as more information becomes available.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown ending sooner than anticipated?

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09/04/2021

The Welsh Government have announced that due to the improving coronavirus situation in Wales dates for the return of sport have been brought forward.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How does England’s roadmap for easing Covid restrictions affect climbers and walkers?

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23/02/2021

The government has published its plan on how England will exit lockdown and the restrictions that have limited our activities over the past year. The plan provides a comprehensive roadmap for how life could get back to normal, but what are the key milestones for climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown Part 3: what it means for climbers and hillwalkers

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19/02/2021

Late on Saturday December 18th, Welsh Government unexpectedly announced that all of Wales would enter an Alert Level 4 Full Lockdown with immediate effect and for an indefinite period. What does this mean for climbers, hill-walkers and mountaineers? Important updates added on 29 January.
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WALLS

Indoor climbing industry leaders seek help to safeguard future

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11/01/2021

On Tuesday this week, leaders from the indoor climbing industry form part of a group which will present evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and request for financial support to help safeguard the future of the sector.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Latest: National Lockdown in England

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05/01/2021

Following last night’s announcement, England will once again go into a National Lockdown from tomorrow (although we are being asked to observe lockdown guidance from today) in response to the continued rise in Covid-19 case numbers and the heightened risk of patient numbers overwhelming NHS capacity.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Christmas - what does it mean for climbing and walking in England?

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21/12/2020

Following the latest Covid announcement by the Prime Minister on Saturday evening, significant parts of the south-east of England are now classified as Tier 4 following a spike in cases of a new viral strain in this part of the country. This has changed many Christmas plans - but what does it mean specifically for climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Southern Sandstone Access: what's changed with the end of lockdown 2?

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02/12/2020

With England’s second lockdown ending this morning (2nd December) and a return to a tier system with climbing walls able to re-open, our request to temporarily avoid all southern sandstone crags is changing…
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid update: What has changed for climbers & walkers in England from 2nd December?

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02/12/2020

Following a parliamentary vote yesterday evening, England’s second lockdown has ended and the country has reverted to a revised version of the tier system in place prior to lockdown.
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