Information: Additional guidance on phased return of sport

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Information: Additional guidance on phased return of sport

Last weekend the government announced that restrictions across England would be eased in particular physical activity suggesting outdoor activity areas would be allowed to re-open from 13th May.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said that they are increasing people’s access to outdoor physical activity for the purpose of health and wellbeing.

Outdoor sports courts and other outdoor sporting activities are permitted to reopen if those responsible for them are ready to do so and they can do so safely. You can only exercise alone, with members of your household, or with 1 other person from outside your household while keeping 2 metres apart at all times.

You must still only exercise in groups of no more than 2 people, unless you are exercising exclusively with members of your household.

Personal trainers and coaches can now work with their clients outdoors, as long as they are outside, alone and only meeting with 1 person from outside of their household. They must stay a minimum of 2 metres apart.

Outdoor gyms, playgrounds and outdoor swimming pools will remain closed.

More information on the government’s latest guidance, including advice for personal trainers and coaches, providers of outdoors facilities and elite sport return to training guidance can be found on the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s regularly updated COVID-19 Section.

Useful COVID-19 Links

Regional Coronavirus/Covid-19 Support

Coronavirus FAQ’s for Instructors

Sport England £195m Support Package Announcement

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Latest Government Guidance – Sport & Recreation Alliance

Guidance for the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation –


Due to the continuously developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation some of the information in this article may not be up-to-date.

Please read our current Return to Cheerleading document for guidance.

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