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

American Football

Angling

Archery

Athletics

Badminton


Baseball/Softball

Basketball

Bowls

Boxing

Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddlesports


Cheerleading

Climbing/Mountaineering

Cricket

Cycling

DragonBoat Racing


Equestrian

Exercise, Movement and Dance

Fencing

Football

Golf


Gymnastics

Hockey

Judo

Ju Jitsu

Karate


Lacrosse

Netball

Orienteering

Parkour

Rounders


Rowing

Rugby League

Rugby Union

Sailing

Scuba Diving


Skateboarding

Skiing/Snowboarding

Squash

Swimming

Table Tennis


Taekwondo

Tennis

Touch Rugby

Triathlon

Volleyball


Walking

Weightlifting

Facilites

Clubs, pitches & training facilities

Fisheries, harbours & waters

Indoor & outdoor facilities

Track & field venues

Courts & sports halls


Ballfields, diamonds & fields

Courts, practice spaces, MUGAs

Clubs & greens

Gym, training facilities & spaces

Paddlesport & hire centres


Clubs, gyms & facilities

Natural spaces & climbing walls

Clubs, pitches & nets

Veloparks, tracks & BMX facilities

Rivers, waterways & clubs


Indoor & outdoor facilities

Spaces for EMD excl. outdoor gyms

Public & private outdoor spaces

Club, pitches & training spaces

Courses, putting greens & ranges


Clubs, centres & halls

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

Fields, playing & training spaces


Gyms & training facilities/spaces

Clubs, playing & training spaces

Clubs, playing & training spaces

Sailing centres & docks

Shore-based, boat diving & pools


Skateparks

Indoor and outdoor slopes

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

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.