The UK Government has confirmed the requirement of the increased national lockdown in England is designed to suppress the spread of Covid-19, save lives and protect the NHS.
Sadly, all indoor and outdoor skateparks in England have been ordered to close from Thursday 5th November 2020 by the Government, following Parliamentary approval of a four-week national lockdown.
Skateboard England and Skateboard GB have sought guidance from and argued the case for exemptions from the Government for skateboarding, due to the ability to take part, while social distancing. Unfortunately, the increased national lockdown measures will force the closure of all indoor and outdoor skateparks.
We know this is hugely disappointing news but we must all pull together as a community and continue to follow the Government guidance to keep ourselves and each other safe.