Reopen Status

This information on this page will be updated every week according to latest Kingdom, Baronial, State, and Local Government guidelines.

If you see information that is out of date or incorrect on this page, or other pages within the Bryn Gwlad Website, contact the Bryn Gwlad Webminister.

It’s possible that the status of different activities will change from week to week, or even be stopped! Please check the statuses here or on the Baronial Calendar for the latest info.

As of 26 June 2020:

  • The Kingdom of Ansteorra has released guidance and a re-open plan for Martial Activities.
  • The Kingdom of Ansteorra has NOT released re-open guidance for any other SCA activities.
  • Local activities must be on the baronial calendar in order to be official.

What does is mean if an activity is reopened?

If an activity is reopened, that means we are allowed to hold in-person gatherings for that activity with appropriate safety precautions and/or restrictions. There are different stages/phases of reopening that determine what those precautions, restrictions, and requirements will be.

  • No one is required or obligated to attend in-person activities.
  • We will not tolerate bullying, disparagement, or pressuring of individuals for attending in-person activities.
  • We will not tolerate bullying, disparagement, or pressuring of individuals for NOT attending in-person activities.

What types of activities will be considered for reopening?

The reopen status of the following types of activities will be updated on a weekly basis (Fridays):

  • martial activities
  • arts & sciences/guild meetings
  • business meetings
  • events/revels/happy hours, etc

Martial activities include rapier, cut & thrust, chivalric, archery, thrown weapons, equestrian, and youth combat.

Bryn Gwlad Martial Activity Status

  • 3 July – 12 July:
    • At the Kingdom Level, Bryn Gwlad is in RED STOP LIGHT phase of the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan
    • Red Light (🛑) – Bryn Gwlad is not allowed to reopen martial practices and individuals who live or work in these branches may not travel to open branches to participate in SCA martial activities.
    • Virtual activities are allowed and highly encouraged

Arts and Science Activities
Guild Activities
Business Meetings
Events, Revels, Happy Hours, etc

  • 3 July – present:
    • Bryn Gwlad is not allowed to have in-person gatherings for the above activities at this time
    • Virtual activities are allowed and highly encouraged

Decision-Making Tools

These tools are still under development and will be updated as soon as we are able.

The Bryn Gwlad Reopen plan is based on the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan. This plan only applies to Martial Activities and consists of 4 different Phases for a SCA group:

  • Red Light — no in-person martial activities are allowed
  • Phase 1 — Only Target Archery, Thrown Weapons, and non-combat Equestrian activities are allowed with stringent safety and social distancing measures. No Minor attendance.
  • Phase 2 — All Phase 1 activities as well as combat activities are allowed with stringent safety and social distancing measures. No Minor attendance.
  • Phase 3 — All Phase 1 and Phase 2 activities are allowed with less stringent social distancing and safety measures. Minors attendance/participation is allowed.

A combination of the Kingdom Reopen/Phase requirements and Bryn Gwlad Reopen/Phase requirements will be used to determine the status of activities on a weekly basis.

Kingdom policy has set limitations for travel between groups. Please read the “General” Section of the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan for details on travel.

  • When the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan has Bryn Gwlad as a Red Light
    OR
  • When <some condition based on Austin, TX and surrounding counties reported status>
  • When the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan has Bryn Gwlad as a Phase 1
    AND
  • When <some condition based on Austin, TX and surrounding counties reported status>
  • When the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan has Bryn Gwlad as a Phase 2
    AND
  • When <some condition based on Austin, TX and surrounding counties reported status>
  • When the Ansteorran Martial Reopen Plan has Bryn Gwlad as a Phase 3
    AND
  • When <some condition based on Austin, TX and surrounding counties reported status>

Educational Resources