Latest Government Guidelines
In line with the new national restrictions from 5 November, every part of England is now under the same coronavirus restrictions which will apply until Wednesday 2 December.
As England begins a new period of national restrictions, the days and weeks ahead will be challenging for everyone involved in grassroots sport, as well as in all the activities impacted by the new restrictions.
Indoor facilities including gyms, leisure centres, pools, tennis and basketball courts, fitness and dance studios and climbing walls must close until 2 December.
People can go outdoors to be active as many times as they like, either on their own, with their household or support bubble, or on their own with one person from another household while keeping two metres apart.
Children who are under school age if they're with a parent/carer, or people dependent on round-the-clock care, do not count towards the limit of two people from different households meeting outside.
Public places such as parks, the countryside, beaches and public gardens can stay open, as can outdoor playgrounds.
All organised community outdoor sport is not permitted, and facilities including basketball and tennis courts, outdoor gyms and skateparks must close.
All children's grassroots sport outside of school - both indoor and outdoor - must stop, but schools and nurseries will stay open and activity will be permitted within these settings during school hours, with playgrounds staying open.
Helping the nation stay active
In a statement on 1 November, Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England's chief executive, said he believed the next month will be a challenging time for the sport and physical activity sector.
A number of resources are available on Sport England's website that can support partners and activity providers to help people stay active. Click below to the following resources.
National Restrictions (PDF, 111 Kb)