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Return to Sport and Physical Activity Guidance

Outdoor sports facilities were allowed to reopen from 29 March as England began the government’s roadmap out of national lockdown.

Outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, golf courses, and swimming pools, can be used by people in line with the wider social contact limits (rule of 6 or two households).

National governing bodies (NGBs) continue to work closely alongside the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to interpret government guidance for their individual sports and setting out sport-specific advice for individuals, clubs and local authorities.

Government guidance for grassroots sports including safe provision of team sports, contact/combat sports and organised sports events

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

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


Additional Guidance

Government has also produced guidance for Providers of grassroots sport and sport facilities and Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities.

For the latest guidance from Public Health England click here. The latest updates for the sector from Sport England are available here with additional Club Matters guidance here.

The Activity Alliance has published inclusive guidance for the return of sport and physical activity here and CIMPSA’s workforce guidance is here with their guidance on indoor training and group exercise here.


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

Sport/Activity

Aikido

American Football

Angling

Archery

Athletics


Badminton

Baseball/Softball

Basketball

Boccia

Bowls


Boxing

Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddlesports

Cheerleading

Climbing/Mountaineering

Cricket


Croquet

Cycling

Dodgeball

DragonBoat Racing

Equestrian


Eton Fives

Exercise, Movement and Dance

Fencing

Football

Goalball


Golf

Gymnastics

Hockey

Handball

Ice Hockey


Ice Skating

Judo

Ju Jitsu

Karate

Kendo


Lacrosse

Netball

Orienteering

Parkour

Ultimate Frisbee


Real Tennis

Rounders

Rowing

Rugby Fives

Rugby League


Rugby Union

Sailing

Scuba Diving

Skateboarding

Skiing/Snowboarding


Snooker & Billiards

Squash

Swimming

Table Tennis

Taekwondo


Tennis

Touch Rugby

Triathlon

Volleyball

Walking


Weightlifting

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Rugby

Facilities

Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Clubs, pitches & training facilities

Fisheries, harbours & waters

Indoor & outdoor facilities

Track & field venues


Courts & sports halls

Ballfields, diamonds & fields

Courts, practice spaces, MUGAs

Courts & practice spaces

Clubs & greens


Gym, training facilities & spaces

Paddlesport & hire centres

Clubs, gyms & facilities

Natural spaces & climbing walls

Clubs, pitches & nets


Lawn & Clubs

Veloparks, tracks & BMX facilities

Playing & training spaces

Rivers, waterways & clubs

Indoor & outdoor facilities


Eton Fives courts

Spaces for EMD excl. outdoor gyms

Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Public & private outdoor spaces

Courts & practice spaces


Courses, putting greens & ranges

Clubs, centres & halls

Club, pitches & training spaces

Indoor facilities

Ice Rinks


Ice Rinks

Playing & training spaces

Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Gyms & training facilities/spaces


Playing & training spaces

Playing & training spaces

Country parks & woodland

Urban areas

Training facilities/spaces


Courts & centres

Fields, playing & training spaces

Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Clubs, playing & training spaces

Clubs, playing & training spaces


Clubs, playing & training spaces

Sailing centres & docks

Shore-based, boat diving & pools

Skateparks

Indoor and outdoor slopes


Clubs & indoor facilities

Indoor squash courts

Indoor/outdoor land-based & water

Clubs & centres

Parks & community centres


Courts & centres

Parks, fields & clubs

Pools, open water & roads

Beaches & Indoors

All outdoor space


Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Courts, practice spaces, MUGAs

Courts & practice spaces

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

To return to our covid-19 page click here.