The Latest on Climbing Walls Reopening
- Tuesday 2nd June 2020
It’s almost four weeks now since Climber first looked at how and when climbing walls might reopen – click here for that article. At the time we published that article all four home nations were under full lockdown albeit the deaths being attributed to the virus were declining from the peak which had occurred nearly three weeks earlier in mid-April.
Currently the (four day moving average) reported deaths (c.200/day) are down to a fifth what they were at the peak of the pandemic (c.950/day). However, whilst the number of deaths (both from Covid-19 and the excess deaths) continue to reduce, the rate of that decline is now itself reducing. Yet as the pandemic stubbornly continues the home nation governments are easing back on lockdown restrictions to give people more opportunities to get out and to exercise; if nothing else that’s lightening the mood a little as well as helping to boost individual’s mental health. In England however the Government are pushing ahead with plans to ease lockdown restrictions at a faster and ever increasing rate. There is an emerging disquiet between said Government plans and the scientific community many of who believe the Government are now being too liberal with their plans whether that’s to support the economy or for other reasons. It’s always been a concern but there is now increasing chatter that a second spike both of infections and deaths might well result; indeed, it might already have been triggered. It is against this convoluted backdrop we look again at the plans to reopen the climbing walls.
Click here to read the latest on the reopening of climbing walls.