curves Image: Hoped-for effect of delaying measures

The measures and guidance being announced by the UK Government in response to the coronavirus pandemic are shutting down most sport in the UK for the next three months at the least.

Update 17th March: British Orienteering announces all orienteering is suspended.

Update 23rd March: The UK enters lockdown for at least three weeks.

The British Championships, and the JK Festival, have been called off.

The British Long and Relays were to be this coming weekend. They may or may not be rescheduled in the Autumn. The JK Festival was to have been at Easter: it has been cancelled.

British Champs Postponement

JK Cancellation

Government COVID-19 guidance for mass gatherings.

The summer multiday in Wales "Croeso" was called off yesterday.


On The Red Line It seems unlikely any events, international or domestic, in April, May and June can happen. A resumption in July, August and even the Autumn is an optimistic view.

The science guiding the UK mitigation measures for COVID-19 has been published.

Imperial College (London) COVID-19 Response Team - Impact of Non-pharmaceutical interventions... (16th March, 20 pages)

This is the paper from which this widely reproduced graph is reproduced: (note the "Do nothing" is not a realistic case, it is for comparison of measures, as people alter their behaviour regardless of government.)

COVIDgraph

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