Firstly, can We wish you the compliments of the Season, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you and your families are all well and looking forward to 2021. Let us hope it is a good one.
As we approach 2021, this is the latest update on planned BDHC activities. The truth of the matter is that there is truly little we can update you with.
As it stands now, Angus, Fife, Perth and Kinross, and Dundee are all in Tier 4 of Scottish Government restrictions.
Mountaineering Scotland’s advice to Hillwalkers is:
Club and group activity:
- Level 0,1 & 2 – organised club activity under guidance allowed, but no travel to level 3 or 4 areas (you can pass through, but journey must start and end outside level 3 or 4 areas).
- Level 3 and 4 – organised club activity under guidance allowed but only within local authority area.
- Informal outdoor sport/activity is permitted in all areas in accordance with the guidance on how many households you can meet with outdoors. In level 3 and 4 you can leave your local authority area during the course of your exercise if it starts and ends within the area or around 5 miles of your local authority boundary (please note this does not apply to organised sport/outdoor activity).
The BDHC Committee met, via Zoom meeting, earlier in December with a view of planning walks for 2021, but with the uncertainty of where we might be in regards of Tiering system following a Christmas relaxation on restrictions, we felt it unwise to plan anything meantime. The Committee unanimously agreed that as a Club, we should follow the Government and MS guidelines as closely as possible. To avoid any confusion, it was decided that there will be NO Club events organised until such time as the situation becomes much clearer and restrictions are relaxed by the authorities. This means that there will be no “Twixt” meet between Christmas and New Year, there are no Club week ends planned for 2021, currently no AGM planned, no social events planned, and no organised day meets.
This is not a situation any of us want to be in, but of paramount importance is that we all remain safe. Please be careful, stay local and stay safe.