Guidance

Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators

This guidance sets out information for the public and sport providers on how to organise and participate in grassroots sport and physical activity as safely as possible.

Applies to England

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This guidance sets out information for the public and sport providers on how to organise and participate in grassroots sport and physical activity as safely as possible. This includes advice on steps you can take to reduce the risk of transmission within the sport environment.

Published 22 July 2021
Last updated 19 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added information on the lifting of Plan B measures.

  2. Information box at the top of the document removed, as the change to self-isolation and testing for people with COVID-19 is not included in this guidance. You can find more information on this in the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection).

  3. Information box updated to reference the change to self-isolation rules. From Monday 17 January, people with COVID-19 can end their self-isolation after 5 full days if they test negative for COVID-19 on two consecutive days. The first test cannot be taken before day 5. This guidance will be updated shortly to include this change.

  4. Guidance updated to include change from 11 January, people in England who receive a positive lateral flow test will be required to self-isolate immediately but won’t need to take a confirmatory PCR test.

  5. Call out box on self-isolation and testing changes added.

  6. Updated guidance on face coverings, who should work from home, and the types of venues and events are required by law to check visitors’ COVID status as a condition of entry.

  7. Minor amendment to information box, to update information on COVID status checks and add a link to the guidance for organisations.

  8. Information box added on new measures (face coverings, COVID status checks, and working from home) because of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Further information on these measures will be added shortly.

  9. Information box added on new measures (face coverings, self-isolation and testing after international travel) because of the Omicron variant. Face coverings are legally required indoors in shops, personal care services and public transport in England, from 4am Tuesday 30 November. Further information on these measures will be added shortly.

  10. Updates to sections on face coverings and going to the workplace, in line with the government's autumn and winter plan. Removed reference to guidance for people who were previously identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, as the shielding programme has now ended.

  11. From 16 August, people who are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 and 6 months no longer need to self-isolate if they’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Guidance updated to reflect this.

  12. First published.