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)

While this guidance applies to England, you should always consider whether there are local restrictions in place in your area. If you live, work or volunteer in an area that is experiencing a local COVID-19 outbreak and where local restrictions have been imposed, different guidance and legislation will apply. Please consult the local restrictions pages to see if any restrictions are in place in your area.

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 17 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Elite sport - return to competition: safe return of spectators

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. First published.