Return to Sport and Physical Activity Guidance

Changes to government guidance on physical activity and sport were announced on 26 June 2020 and comes into effect on 4 July 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 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

NB. 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

Ice Hockey

Ice Skating


Judo

Ju Jitsu

Karate

Kendo

Lacrosse


Netball

Orienteering

Parkour

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

Facilites

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


Club, pitches & training spaces

Courses, putting greens & ranges

Clubs, centres & halls

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

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.