ABN:036/2021 – Published 19 April 21

Key Extracts:

Resumption of Unit Sport. Training for sport at Unit level (authorised by the CO) is permitted locally outdoors from 29 Mar 21, but will be conditions based and must be conducted iaw the latest Government, Devolved Administration (DA) and NGB guidelines and legislation, FRAGO 001 to Pj PHOENIX OpO 001 and the latest Pj PHOENIX – Force Health Protection Instruction (FHPI).

Resumption of Army Representative Sport. Following the easing of the national lockdown, announced by the Prime Minister on 22 Feb 21, Army

Representative Sports, which have been assessed as safe to do so, will resume from Step 3 of the Government Roadmap (currently not before 17 May 21). The resumption is authorised and communicated by Army HQ (Pers Pol (Army)), informed by the recommendation of Director ASCB (DASCB) and will be conditions based. Previously authorised sports can be found within ABN 095/2020.  Sports will only resume, and continue to be authorised, iaw, Government, Devolved Administration (DA), the latest National Governing Body (NGB) guidelines and legislation, FRAGO

001 to Pj PHOENIX OpO 001 and the latest Pj PHOENIX – Force Health Protection Instruction (FHPI). Training at Representative sport level (authorised by the DASCB) cannot commence before the introduction of Step 3.

Sports which have Army HQ authority to resume at the representative level are contained within ABN 095/2020. They are authorised to resume (as per the direction and date in para 4) and must conform with NGB guidelines and legislation. Prior to any Army Sport resuming activities, DASCB will require confirmation that the sport’s road map is or remains aligned to its respective NGB guidelines, this  confirmation and DASCB approval must be secured before any representative fixture(s) or training session(s) are scheduled.