Bristol Uni confirms re-opening of outdoor sports venues in March

You might finally be able to play in the kit you paid for at the start of the year

Bristol University has announced that they will be re-opening all outdoor sports venues in line with the government’s ‘roadmap’.

From March 29th, all outdoor facilities at Coombe Dingle will be re-opened for both training and competitive fixtures. It has been confirmed that both Bristol Uni societies and external clubs will be able to book spaces and play fixtures.

No spectators will be allowed to attend matches, much like we have seen with professional sports that have continued throughout the government restrictions.

Photo credit: Peter Smith, Smifsports – UBMHC

For students, this means that societies and sports clubs will able able to put on sessions again, and personal training sessions will be able to take place.

Fitness classes may also take place outdoors, so Zumba or HIIT on the grass might be the next big thing.

For outdoor sports societies, this is very good news. One first year student said she is happy to “finally make use of the 250 quid I spent to play rugby”.

The University of Bristol Sport team also confirmed in an email that the uni’s indoor sports facilities, including the gym, would be reopening, dependent on government advice, from the 12th April.

The university has highlighted the Covid measures are still in effect so it will not be a complete return to normal, with face-masks, sanitisation, and social distancing likely to affect how sessions are run.

Featured Image: UBWRFC

All photos were taken before coronavirus restrictions.

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