As the UK moves to the next phase of response to the COVID-19 pandemic the British Boxing Board of Control has the following advice for Licence Holders considering returning to training.All Licence Holders should continue to follow Government advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Licence Holders should adhere to Government rules on social distancing when travelling to and from the training venue. You should not come within the 2 metres of another individual.Ideally training should take place outdoors. If this is not possible and training is taking place indoors please ensure there is good ventilation.The BBBofC advise that appropriate social distancing and high standards of personal hygiene are maintained throughout the gym and in all training activities.Currently the BBBofC do not recommend sparring.All individual’s boxing equipment should not be shared and general gym equipment sharing should be minimised or avoided wherever possible. Please clean all equipment after individual use. Keep your water bottle and towel clean and don’t share with others.We understand that aspects of training result in time spent by two individuals within a 2-metre distance of one another. We recommend that this time is kept to a minimum and during close contact training (pad work) we advise that the trainer uses appropriate personal protective equipment (fluid resistant face mask, full face visor and latex free disposable gloves.Should a known, suspected or contact case of COVID-19 be identified in the gym the individual/s in question should self-isolate and follow Public Health guidelines.Further information can be found via this link.
The BBBofC will continue to issue regular updates in line with the Government guidance and the Board Medical Officers advice. Please stay safe.
British Boxing Board of Control guidance to Boxer’s during COVID-19 pandemic.
British Boxing Board of control recognize that professional sport is not the most important issue at present, however, the BBBofC wants all licenced Boxer’s to maintain good physical and mental health.
As a professional Boxer what should I do during the COVID-19 lockdown?Stay at homeOnly going outside for essential food, health and work reasonsStaying 2 metres (6 feet) away from other peopleWash your hands regularlyStay updated. The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly and new information is emerging daily. Please refer to www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Can I still train during this period?
Lots of exercise can be done at home. Please follow the Government advice on exercising outside of your home.
Can I spar or go to the gym?
Sparring, going to your gym or boxing club currently do not comply with Government guidance on social distancing and lockdown. Please respect the rules.
How do I look after my mental wellbeing?Maintain virtual communication with family, friends and training partners. Use FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, or other types of technology to stay connected.Stay active and continue to train from home.Eat a well-balanced diet that includes all major food groups.Keep well hydrated.Keep your water bottle clean and don’t share with others.Make sure you get enough good quality sleep.It’s good to talk.
If you feel your mental wellness is worsening and you are struggling then self-help resources that may be helpful: www.mind.org.uk
We would like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
Please stay home and stay safe.