RAF Sport

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Work is underway to enable the return of RAF Sport on duty.

Following the Government announcement regarding the COVID-19 Winter Plan and the promulgation of the revised Tier system from 2 Dec 2020, Head RAF Sport has agreed to the resumption of RAF Sport in England in accordance with the key points below.

This is in further recognition of the value of sport and physical activity to the delivery of effect and the well-being of our personnel and is in line with the resumption of amateur sport in the wider community.

Note: RAF Sport and unit level sport in the Devolved Administrations is subject to their own direction and guidance.

Key points for return to play

Head RAF Sport has agreed:

  • RAF Sport can return to play at association and unit level in Tiers 1 and 2, iaw Government direction, National Governing Body (NGB) advice (re outdoor and indoor play, travel, etc.) and the respective RAF Sport association’s safety and assurance regimes. Travel for sport between Tiers 1 and 2 is permitted.
  • Unit level sport only is permitted within Tier 3, subject to HoE/C2 permissions and iaw Govt direction, NGB advice (re outdoor and indoor play, travel, etc.) and the respective RAF Sport association’s safety and assurance regimes.
  • DRS will provide ongoing review of the conditions for RAF Sport, at least in line with Govt review of the Tier system and in concert with the other Services.

View IBN 75/20 (1 December 2020)

RAF Sport – No ordinary team

This video highlights the importance of sport within the RAF:

Image: Crown copyright

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