Latest UK Government Guidance on Being Active During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Stay active, stay safe. Follow the current guidance.

On Monday 11 May 2020, the Government set out its ‘roadmap’ for the England’s recovery from COVID-19 (coronavirus) and made changes to the measures it put in place to control the spread of the virus. It set out a ‘staged’ approach to easing or lifting the lockdown measures it had been necessary to put in place.

We passionately believe that being active is as important as ever. However, safety is paramount, and it is crucial that everyone follows current government guidance if leaving their home to exercise.

The government has confirmed that groups of six can meet outside from Monday 1 June, provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying 2 metres a part).

Done responsibly and safely, this is potentially good news for grassroots sport and physical activity as it enables people to get together in small groups to take part in exercise and activity. 

More detailed guidance from the government and Sport England is expected in the coming days. It will help people to understand what’s possible and permissible in this next phase, and will set out good practice guidance for those responsible for delivering sport and activities.

When we receive that guidance it will be important that we act responsibly by taking time to look at how activities we deliver or promote can operate effectively and safely within the six person limit, while strictly adhering to public health guidance around hygiene and social distancing.

Until then we will not be making any decisions about when any of our own activity delivery can resume. Neither will we be promoting partner activity for groups larger than 1 – 1 from different households. We will issue further updated information in due course.

Sport England has also compiled a simple summary of the guidance, both for people wanting to take part and for facility and activity providers.

For further advice visit Get Active at Home and Get Active Outdoors.