This article gathers all the latest guidance, information and resources to support you and your physical activity.
With the lockdown in England easing, the rules for outdoor and indoor activities have changed.
As of the 17th May 2021, organised indoor sport can take place for all. This includes gym classes. It must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
Indoor: Indoor gatherings of up to six people (the ‘rule of six’) or a group made up of two households can take place. Organised indoor adult and children sport and physical activity can return (including exercises classes) subject to sport-specific guidance. For organised indoor sport and physical activity, there’s no limit on group numbers so long as people adhere to capacity restrictions on indoor facilities. The maximum occupancy of each indoor facility should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 sq ft per person.
Outdoor: Up to 30 people can meet outdoors. Organised outdoor sport and physical activity can take place in any numbers, subject to sport-specific guidance.
Organised sport and activity include:
- Organised group activities (such as exercise classes, group cycle rides, walking groups etc.)
- Organised team sports
- Other organised sports (such as tennis, badminton, golf, horse riding, water sports etc.)
- Organised sport participation events (such as road races, running and cycling events, triathlons etc.)
- Organised contact combat sports (following approved guidance)
All sports facilities can now open. This includes facilities that can be used for sport but are primarily used for leisure (such as trampoline parks, bowling alleys and ice rinks) or which provide a physical activity that is not a recognised sport.
Changing rooms can now open, but participants should be encouraged to avoid or minimise use where possible.
Spectators are also permitted both indoors and outdoors but they should maintain social distancing and must adhere to social gathering limits (groups of up to 30 outdoors and groups of up to six people/made up of two households indoors. Multiple groups of spectators are permitted.). Spectators are allowed indoors, but the total number of all participants, coaches, officials and spectators must be aligned with the ventilation rates permitted by the particular venue. During Step 3, there should not be more than 1,000 spectators indoors at any venue.
You can find out more about the latest restrictions on the government website. Here's more information from the government on what you're now allowed to do in terms of exercise: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/co...
You should follow the guidance:
- on recreational team sport
- on outdoor sport and recreation in England
- for providers of grassroots sports and gym and leisure facilities
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