The British Kitesports Association have a duty of care to the UK kiting community and have released advice to follow during these uncertain times.
There are currently no British regulations in place to stop anyone from going and enjoying a kite session. Just use common sense and social distancing when interacting with people at the beach.
Very importantly: behave safely and sensibly when enjoying our sport (hospital beds are in critically short supply currently!) and make sure your BKSA membership is up to date.
Due to the uncertainty caused by the rapidly evolving Coronavirus spread they have the following advice from a National Governing Body perspective:
As the current situation is fluid and changing daily please stay updated.
The BKSA is going to introduce a new one-year remote revalidation protocol to enable imminently expiring instructors to continue validity. Anyone who’s instructor licence expires in 2020 is eligible for this temporary protocol. Follow BKSA news.
They will be extending ALL school invoices by three months with immediate effect and delaying the release of all 2020 school packs for the same duration.
It is important for everyone to follow NHS guidelines regarding staff and clients health and the virus. Schools are to ensure they have a policy to keep all the contact areas of their centre and equipment clean.
As kitesurfing is not a team sport and for individuals, BKSA Schools present a lower risk than some other sports and they are, therefore, not advising to stop one to one lessons currently.
Stay safe, help thy neighbour and their thoughts are with you all through this challenging time.