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Hi guy's. My area will be in tier 3 after lock down dose anyone know yet if detecting is allowed in this tier. I've looked on the ncmd site but see no updates as yet.
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Possibly that NCMD is seeking guidance from DCMS? ( Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.)
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I'm in Tier 2 so will have to wait for NCMD and DCMS to fight it out, if outdoor sports are OK (which it is in 2 and 1)I can't see what the issue is :pulling hair out:

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Having glanced at the .gov web site it looks like you're good to go, but better minds than mine (99% of the population and a few goats) might know better.
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figgis wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:54 pm Having glanced at the .gov web site it looks like you're good to go, but better minds than mine (99% of the population and a few goats) might know better.
I believe we are good to go , at the moment . You never know , we were supposed to be ok when they originally announced this latest lockdown and then changed their minds last minute !! Nothing much surprises me these days .
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The NCMD won’t announce anything till they’re sure this time, just in case the DCMS throw a bit of detail at the hobby again which changes everything.

Saying that my reading of the basic gov rules are that solo detecting and with members of same household/ bubble are fine in all tiers. In Tier 3, the additional restrictions are really around meeting with others and travel out of/ in to the area. So no club digs and only travelling to permissions within the tier 3 area.
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Lets hope the archaeological advisors to the DCMS do not seek to single out metal detecting for special restrictions as during this lockdown. So you could go fishing ,but not detect mmmm something not right with that.

The rub may come with travel from one tier to a higher one.
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Steve RC wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:53 pm Lets hope the archaeological advisors to the DCMS do not seek to single out metal detecting for special restrictions as during this lockdown. So you could go fishing ,but not detect mmmm something not right with that.

The rub may come with travel from one tier to a higher one.
Actually the DCMS said to all sports, hobbies and past times they can’t go on private land (according to the NCMD FB group) so it looks like it’s how the sports have interpreted/ communicated the rules that’s a fault, not a thing to get metal detecting :thumbsup:
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Thx for the info guy's. I did notice golf and tennis are allowed in tier 3 areas so hopefully we won't get stitched up by the dcms.
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My local BBC carried a piece of people fishing during lockdown at a private fishing venue where everyone used the same car park, sat on the lake shore with some distance from the next one and were brought foil wrapped food by the venue staff. No doubt they used the same toilets as well.

All that was allowed yet detecting was singled out for special treament and not allowed on private land and so on.
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I think this may answer some of our questions, note, updated 27th November 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-on ... 49lsxc32uw
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Latest guidance is now here :thumbsup:
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