Below is the RDA National position after this weeks Government announcements:
Following the government’s announcement on Sunday, RDA has briefed its groups around the UK to remain closed. Due to the specific nature of the risk for our clinically vulnerable participants, and the impossible challenge of meeting social distancing requirements in almost all cases, we are advising no change to our current position.
We do expect more information in the coming days about the relaxation of rules around sports and physical activity, and will of course update our advice if necessary, but the safety of our participants and volunteers remains a priority at all times.
We have a team working specifically on preparing our groups for a return to activity as and when the time is right. The timing and manner of that return will vary greatly across the organisation, and we are working with our groups to understand the various challenges they will face in the coming weeks and months so we can give them the support they need.
We know the continued closure of our groups is affecting everyone involved in RDA, not least our participants and their families. We are looking forward to resuming activity as soon as possible – but not before it is safe to do so.