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How are rules changing on 29 March in England? People will be allowed to meet outside - including in private gardens - in groups of up to six, or as two households The stay-at-home rule has ended, although the government asks that people "minimise travel"; holidays are still not allowed Outdoor sport facilities will reopen, including golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, and outdoor swimming Formally organised outdoor sports can restart Weddings can take place, attended by up to six people Stage two (no earlier than 12 April): All shops...

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A "roadmap" for easing Covid restrictions in England has been announced by the prime minister. After the first stage in March, further lifting of the rules will happen if certain conditions are met - such as the vaccine rollout going to plan. The aim is for all restrictions to be lifted, which will happen by 21 June at the earliest. Stage one is in two parts: 8 March All schools and colleges will reopen University students can return for practical courses. There will be a review by the end of...

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A total of 85 swimmers have been named in the first-ever England Swimming Team ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. They include members of the Swim England National Performance Squad as well as English Swimmers that are named on British Swimming’s and British Para-swimming’s World Class programme. All will be part of the new ‘exciting identity’ that’s been created in the run up to the ‘exhilarating experience’ of a home Commonwealth Games. It is a larger-than-normal team which aims to bring together everyone who will be considered for selection for...

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The British Swimming aim, working in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), is to ensure that sport is protected from the threat of doping, and that athletes have the consistent right to compete against other clean athletes. Anti-doping, like sport, is governed by rules. From 1st January 2021 the World Anti-Doping Code (2021 Code) comes into effect and in turn revised British Swimming Anti-Doping Rules will come in to effect on 1st January 2021. British Swimming (and its members Swim England, SASA and WASA) is a member of FINA. FINA are...

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Swim England has confirmed it is committed to doing everything it can to enable the ‘excellent’ County Age Group Swimming Championships take place in 2021. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, it is highly unlikely that these events will be able to take place in their usual January/February time slot. To that end, Swim England has announced that the normal window will be suspended until later in the year. An alternative window will now run from late May until 18 July 2021, with a further racing opportunity opening up...

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A new date has been confirmed for the 2021 FINA World Aquatics Championships – to avoid a clash with the rearranged Olympic Games. The event was due to take place next year in Fukuoka, Japan, between 16 July and 1 August. But with the 2020 Olympic Games being postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, the World Aquatics Championships have also been put back almost 12 months. The rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games are taking place between 23 July and 8 August 2021. FINA has now revealed the 2021 World...