Staying active and keeping to Covid-19 guidelines

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

'We can move'

06 Jan 2021

Man running outdoors while wearing a mask.

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


In this lockdown, it has been encouraging to see exercise mentioned and prioritised as a reason to leave the house.


From 5 January 2021, you can exercise by in a public outdoor place:


  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you're legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble when providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with one person from another household (going for a walk with someone counts as exercise)


You can also use outdoor public spaces which include:


  • parks, beaches, forests and and the countryside
  • public gardens
  • the grounds of a heritage site 
  • outdoor playgrounds.


Organised outdoor sport for disabled people will continue during this time. 


Leisure and sports facilities will be closed and organised community sport is also not allowed. This takes away important spaces and opportunities to stay active. We hope this information supports you and your activity during this lockdown and beyond it.


Latest guidance

New National Restrictions from 5 January
Latest guidance from the government on what we can and can’t do during lockdown


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

The social movement to get you, me and everybody in Gloucestershire active.