OSS event #3, TVSS event #2

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Robin Bishop

Dec 20, 2020, 6:52:37 AM12/20/20
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Hello Street-O runners.

A note to bring you all up to date with the currently status of both
the OSS and TVSS winter series.

For the OSS series event #3 has just been opened. This takes place
around Botely, East Oxford, planned by Simon Ross. Nominally this
closes on Jan 17th.

For the TVSS series the current event #2 is located in Princes
Risbrough, planned by Neville Baker. Nominally closing for a
league qualifying result on 3rd Jan.

Both areas have some hill, so a great way to work off the Christmas

However, with the latest government covid-19 rules the closing
dates are nominal and will be extended past their set date.
The reason for this is that Oxfordshire is in Tier 2, whereas
both Bucks and Berkshire are now in Tier 4. The latest communication
from BOF (below) states that travel between Oxon(2) and Bucks(4)
must not occur. Oxon/Bucks splits the TVOC area which would
prevent runners participating in certain events. Hence the
extension of the closing dates.

OSS and TVSS events can be found from this link

Current (open) league qualifying events:

OSS: (Oxford Based)
Event #3 : Botely (Oxon, Tier 2)
Closes 17-Jan (Nominal)

TVSS: (TVOC area)
Event #2 : Princess Risbrough (Bucks, Tier 4)
Closes 3-Jan (Nominal)


-- BOF Statement
The Prime Minister has today announced the introduction of Tier 4
restrictions within some areas of England, with effect from Sunday 20
December. British Orienteering are awaiting further clarity from the
government on what this will mean for outdoor sport and recreation. We
are not aware of any registered events or activities scheduled to take
place in a Tier 4 area in the immediate future.

However, the guidance that the government has published this evening is
clear that people who live in Tier 4 areas must not travel out of their
Tier 4 area other than for legally permitted reasons, and that people
who live in Tier 4 areas must not leave or be outside of their home
except where they have a specific purpose or ‘reasonable excuse’.

For those living in a Tier 4 area, unlimited outdoor exercise is still
permitted, including in parks and the countryside. Exercise must be
alone, or in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble,
or one other person. Exercise should be done locally wherever possible,
but you can travel a short distance within your Tier 4 area to do so if
necessary (for example, to access an open space).

Orienteers are obviously required to comply with the new restrictions
and with other government guidance.

British Orienteering will update and distribute the Return to
Orienteering guidance as further details of the new restrictions become
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