Return to Play – Latest Government Guidance

By Charlotte Pedley on September 10th, 2020 - comments

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Following the Government’s announcement that social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the Government has confirmed that people can still:

  • take part in organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols.
  • take part in organised outdoor sports and physical activity events.
  • use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools.

View the updated advice from the  Government here.

Group sizes

While social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events such as parkrun, which is due to return next month.

People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools – classes within these venues can continue as they are now. People should not go to these venues socially in groups of more than six.

That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and because these venues are classed as Covid-secure given the measures they’ve introduced.

Updated advice from Sport England can be found here.