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Approve the return to training plan for contact sports

Submitted by Simon Ling on Friday 16th October 2020

Published on Thursday 22nd October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 22nd April 2021

Current Signatures: 10,584
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Arts ~ Bullies ~ Bullying ~ Children ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ DCMS ~ Downing Street ~ England ~ martial ~ Reviewed ~ Schools ~ Signed ~ Sport ~ training

Petition Action

Approve the return to training plan for contact sports

Petition Details

On the 31st July a plan for a return to training was submitted to DCMS by a consortium of contact sports associations working in collaboration with Sport England. This plan was supposed to be reviewed by Downing Street but the meeting was cancelled. We ask for the plan to be reviewed and signed off.

Additional Information

Martial arts schools offer a valuable service to their local communities. They work with children to tackle issues of bullying, improving discipline and building resilience, they help people of all ages improve their mental health and help manage stress, and they build strong supportive communities. We have become a forgotten sector and the livelihoods and well being of many people is being threatened. We are asking for our plan to be signed off, as has been done already for many other sports.


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