Guidance

Preparing for no deal Brexit if you work in sports and recreation

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in sports and recreation.

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in sports and recreation. For a more comprehensive overview use the Get ready for Brexit checker.

Visiting Europe

Step 1 - read the guidance: Visiting Europe after Brexit

This includes:

Step 2 - check if you need an International Driving Permit before you drive in the EU, EEA or Switzerland

Follow the driving abroad guidance to make sure you can legally drive in the countries you’re travelling to avoid getting a fine, or your vehicle seized.

Step 3 - get permission to take sports goods into and out of the EU temporarily for events and matches

In a no deal Brexit, the UK will be considered a ‘third country’ for customs purposes in the EU. This means you may be required to make customs declarations when taking sports equipment temporarily into and out of the EU.

Read the guidance: Organisations, businesses and individuals in the creative, cultural, and sport sectors - what to expect on day one of a no-deal Brexit

Step 4 - read the guidance on moving horses to the EU in a no-deal Brexit

Different arrangements will apply for transporting equines into the EU. Read the guidance: Export horses and ponies: special rules.

Your employees

Step 5 - check if your employees need a visa or work permit and meet any requirements for their profession to work in the country they’re going to

You or your employees may not be able to enter or work in some countries without the right visa or permit. Read the guidance: Providing services to any country in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland after Brexit.

Step 6 - ask your employees to check if they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Your employees may not be able to continue living or working in the UK as they do now, if they do not apply to the scheme. The EU Settlement Scheme is open and it is free to apply.

Read the guidance: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) and access the employer toolkit to support EU employees.

Step 7 - read the guidance for EU citizens arriving in the UK after Brexit

On 5 September 2019 the Government published a policy paper outlining the arrangements that will apply for EU citizens arriving in the UK after 31 October in no deal. EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will be able to apply for a new immigration status, European temporary leave to remain. Read the guidance: Moving to the UK after Brexit: EU citizens and their families.

Your data

Step 8 - check if you need to change the way you access personal data from the EU/EEA

If your organisation receives personal data from the EU/EEA, you should review your contracts to ensure you can continue to do so legally.

Read the guidance on gov.uk, including examples of personal data flows, and further detail on from the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website (ICO) for Using personal data in your business or organisation if there’s no Brexit deal.

Step 9 - check if you need to make changes to your accounting, reporting and online services

You may breach reporting requirements in EEA countries if you do not make any changes you need to.

Read the guidance: Accounting if there’s a no-deal Brexit

If you have a .eu domain name, read the guidance for .eu domain names if there’s no Brexit deal.

If you provide online services across the EU/EEA, read the guidance for what UK businesses should do to comply with rules governing online activities if there’s no Brexit deal.

EU funding

Step 10 - check what you need to do if you currently receive EU funding, including from Erasmus+ Sport

The Government has provided a guarantee to allow EU funded projects to continue in a no deal. Organisations will need to register to make a claim under the guarantee.

Read the guidance: The Government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal. See also Register to claim Erasmus+ and ESC funding from the government guarantee.

Published 2 October 2019