Clarification on boxing in Coronavirus ‘very high / tier 3’ and ‘high / tier 2’ alert levels

October 16, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing has received clarification from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that adult boxers cannot attend gyms in the Liverpool City Region at this current time.

It follows the region being put into the ‘very high / tier 3’ Coronavirus alert level from Wednesday (14th October).

As was updated on Tuesday (13th October), boxers under the age of 18 can, however, continue to train, as its an organised activity, provided they follow England Boxing guidelines and ensure there is no mixing of households (i.e they must train and exercise individually).

For the avoidance of doubt, pad work, sparring or competitive boxing is not permitted.

Details of the restrictions and the specific areas affected by this can be found by clicking here.

England Boxing can confirm that boxing gyms in areas that fall into the the ‘high / tier 2’ Coronavirus alert level can continue to host both adults and under-18s at this time, provided social distancing is maintained, there is no mixing of households (i.e they must train and exercise individually) and England Boxing guidelines are adhered to.

Any additional changes or clarifications will be communicated directly with clubs and via the England Boxing website and social media platforms.

Please direct any queries to