As lockdown continues we’re actively working to ensure metal detecting is considered in any changes to the restrictions on outdoor sports and hobbies. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is gathering evidence on the infection risks around non-contact sports so that the Government can consider if some restrictions might be relaxed in the first phase of any changes. The NCMD has asked the DCMS to include metal detecting in this risk review.
For now though, in line with Government policy, our advice to stay at home and not detect remains unchanged. We will of course update this advice, without delay, as soon as the Government tells us it is safe to do so.