Brexit: Information & Guidance for Welsh Sport
The Brexit information and guidance below has been developed by Iolis Legal Services on behalf of the Welsh Sports Association. Iolis have offered advice and guidance on the impact of the UK withdrawal from the EU on the sports sector in Wales. The advice covers the following areas:
- Movement of people / travel
- The movement of sports equipment across borders
- Working visa’s for non-UK nationals (admin / sports pro’s / coaches)
- Right to work checks
- Working visa’s for UK nationals working in the EU
- The impact on data protection
The sport sector concerns in Wales will be mixed. A team that travels to Europe to compete will need visas, equipment will need customs documentation, and everyone will need adequate insurance cover for both travel and sport.
One of the major themes is the need to plan ahead and be organised. One cannot simply ‘get on a plane’ any more so last-minute panics are likely to occur unless organisations and clubs are organised.
Moving forward it would be advantageous to produce a range of checklists, this would be best based on actual experience of undertaking a trip under the new rules. We encourage WSA members to share these so the wider sector can benefit accordingly.
Iolis has relied upon current government advice, but like all new scenarios, a watch will need to be maintained on the advice as it is likely to change as the new requirements settle in. We will endeavour to update this page as regularly as possible.