Guidance for Outdoor Sports and Physical Activity

Changes to government guidance on physical activity and sport were announced on 10 May 2020 and came into effect on 13 May 2020 across England.

Since the announcement, national governing bodies (NGBs) have been working alongside the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to interpret the new guidance for their individual sports and setting out sport-specific advice for individuals, clubs and local authorities.

Government guidance for providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation in England

The below is a summary of the sport-specific guidance published by NGBs regarding covid-19, specifically in relation to the re-introduction of outdoor sport and physical activity in England.

This page will be updated weekly, more regular updates may be available on social media which can be found via the NGB links below.

NB. For the latest guidance from Public Health England click here. The latest updates for the sector from Sport England are available here.


Sport-specific covid-19 guidance for outdoor sports and physical activity

Sport/Activity

Angling

Athletics

Baseball/Softball

Basketball

Bowls


Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddlesports

Cheerleading

Climbing/Mountaineering

Cricket

Cycling


DragonBoat Racing

Exercise, Movement and Dance

Football

Golf

Hockey


Netball

Orienteering

Parkour

Rowing

Rugby League


Rugby Union

Sailing

Scuba Diving

Skateboarding

Skiing/Snowboarding


Swimming

Table Tennis

Tennis

Triathlon

Volleyball


Walking

Facilites

Fisheries, harbours & waters

Track & field venues

Ballfields, diamonds & fields

Courts, practice spaces, MUGAs

Clubs & greens


Paddlesport & hire centres

Clubs, gyms & facilities

Natural spaces & climbing walls

Clubs, pitches & nets

Veloparks, tracks & BMX facilities


Rivers, waterways & clubs

Spaces for EMD excl. outdoor gyms

Club, pitches & training spaces

Courses, putting greens & ranges

Playing & training spaces


Playing & training spaces

Country parks & woodland

Urban areas

Clubs & centres

Clubs, playing & training spaces


Outdoor land-based training

Clubs, playing & training spaces

Sailing centres & docks

Shore-based & boat diving

Skateparks

Indoor and outdoor slopes


Parks & community centres

Courts & centres

Pools, open water & roads

Beaches & Indoors


All outdoor space

If your sport or physical activity is not included in the above directory, please contact us.

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