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Staying active and keeping to Covid-19 guidelines (March update)

Up to date information to help you help others to stay active and safe.

'We can move'

06 Jan 2021

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This article gathers all the latest guidance, information and resources to support you and your physical activity. 

 

With the lockdown in England easing, the rules for outdoor activities have changed. 

As of the 29th March 2021, outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

You can find out more about the latest restrictions on the government website

 

Here's more information from the government on what you're now allowed to do in terms of exercise:

 

You can exercise outdoors in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles, if eligible)

 

You can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports or licensed physical activity with any number of people. This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment. You should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what avoiding contact means for your sport.

 

Outdoor sport and leisure facilities may open. Indoor gyms and other sports facilities, including changing rooms, will remain closed.

 

You must not meet indoors for sport, except for:

  • disability sport
  • sports as part of the curriculum in education
  • supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020), this should be limited to 15 participants

 

You should follow the guidance:

 

Latest guidance

New National Restrictions from 29th March
Latest guidance from the government on what we can and can’t do as lockdown eases

 

National restrictions: our support during this period
Sport England’s response to the national lockdown.

 

Support during lockdown

Supporting your club or community during Coronavirus
A resource to help you support your club or community group.

 

Funding alert

Please sign up to receive our funding alert where we publish the latest on funding available for the physical activity sector.


Get in touch
We may be able to support you with specialist advice on how to support your activity during lockdown.


Online training
We offer online training on courses such as first aid, safeguarding and more. Lockdown may be a good period to meet your groups requirements on this.

 

Post-lockdown recovery

Getting back to business
Support available for those working in the sport and physical activity sector.


Returning to safe play guide
Practical guidance to help you create a safe playing environment.


Helping to get your school back on the move
Practical and easy to use advice, guidance and tips on physical activity.


Covid-19 and school funding
Six tips for spending the Primary PE and Sport Premium

 

Get active and stay active

Get active
Resources to help you get more movement in your life, at home or outdoors.


Make homeworking work for you
Figuring out how to maintain a level of normality in our day.

 

For more information and support, get in touch.

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'We can move'
06 Jan 2021

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