SIGN THE PETITION
OPEN CLIMBING GYMS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1
Do you disagree with the decision to disallow inside sports until September 1? Support the climbing industry and sign the petition.
Preferably, Elementary stays miles away from politics and opinions about the current Covid-19 situation. The Dutch government's recent decision to disallow inside sports until 1 september motivated us to write this message and to share the petition. Elementary is by climbers and for climbers and this is how we show our support to the BKS, NKBV and all the climbing and boulder gyms involved in this initiative.
The Trade Association Climbing Sports (BKS) together with the Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountain Sports Association (NKBV) has drafted a protocol to accommodate the climbing sport in the gyms in accordance with the current safety regulations. Nevertheless, inside sports is one of last sectors to open on September 1.
The name Elementary has not been chosen randomly. Climbing, like sports in general and spending time in nature, is a basic need. It keeps people physically and mentally healthy. Lack of actual rocks limits our options to gyms and a handful of artificial outside climbing opportunitities and we wish to be able to use these options - safely.
Sign the petition here
Read the protocol (in Dutch) here