Latest Government Guidelines
Sport Birmingham welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement on 22 February, which includes plans for restarting grassroots sport and physical activity.
Sport England's chief executive, Tim Hollingsworth said: "The Prime Minister's roadmap for the return of sport and physical activity is very welcome and a clear recognition of how important it is to the nation's physical and mental health."
The Prime Minister confirmed children and young people will be able to take part in sport and activity at school as part of educational provision and wraparound care from 8 March, while from 29 March outdoor grassroots sport for adults and children will restart, subject to guidance.
Click here to read Sport England's response to the PM's announcement and the anticipated return to play next month.
Further details about the timeline for the reopening of gyms and leisure facilities, and the restarting of indoor sports, are available here.
We'll update these pages once further guidance is released. In the meantime, lockdown regulationsremain in place.
- People should minimise time spent outside their home. It's against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of an individual's household or support bubble.
- People can only leave their home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure, and can do so with one person from outside their household.
- This should be limited to once per day, and individuals should not travel outside their local area.
- When around other people, individuals should stay two metres apart from anyone not in their household - meaning the people they live with - or their support bubble.
- Where this isn't possible, they should stay one metre apart with extra precautions (such as wearing a face covering).
- Indoor gyms and sports facilities will remain closed.
- Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges and riding arenas must also close.
- Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.
Helping the nation stay active
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.