Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation

Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation.

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Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland)

On 12 October the government introduced a system of Local COVID Alert Levels.

These guides apply to COVID Alert Level 1 (Medium). If you’re in an area in COVID Alert Level 2 (High) or 3 (Very High), check local restrictions.

If you play or manage team sports find out how to do so safely: Return to recreational team sport framework

If you are a personal trainer or coach find out what you should do to return to training safely

If you are a provider of grassroots sport or manage a gym/leisure facility find out what you need to do to reopen and the measures you should have in place

If you are a provider of an outdoor sport facilities find out what you need to do to reopen and the measures you should have in place

Published 13 May 2020
Last updated 26 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated return to recreational team sport framework.

  2. Additions to Elite sport - return to cross border competition guidance, including FAQs (Annex B).

  3. Return to recreational team sport framework updated with 24 September guidance changes.

  4. Updated guidance covering personal trainers and coaching.

  5. Sports added to the team sports guidance list.

  6. Updated with 9 September changes to social contact.

  7. Spectator guidance added and updated.

  8. Added Elite sport - return to competition: safe return of spectators

  9. Added guidance on organising outdoor sport and physical activity events.

  10. Added the Return to recreational team sport framework and added a link to guidance for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities.

  11. Added Elite sport - return to cross border competition guidance.

  12. Updated to include new guidance from 4 July 2020.

  13. Updated guidance for the public, personal trainers, coaches and provider of an outdoor sport facilities.

  14. Added Elite Sport - Return to Domestic Competition Guidance.

  15. Added Elite sport return to training guidance: Step Two.

  16. First published.