As lockdown eases, what’s happening with chess?

Ian Bush writes:

In response to the Government’s roadmap for moving out of the lockdown, the English Chess Federation (ECF) has recently published a document that details how the changes will affect how we can play chess over the next few months.

Here are some of the key dates:

  • No earlier than 12th April – play chess at home, plus limited junior chess indoors.
  • No earlier than 17th May – limited club / local activity resumes
  • No earlier than 21st June – start of more general opening-up

Read more here.

Of course, each club’s situation will vary as to how and when they can meet the requirements, but at least after a long wait there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel!