Below we have collated advice and best practice for facility operators, clubs and coaches to support them in the safe return to sport when restrictions are lifted.
Follow the signposting links below for guidance. For further information for the sector, including funding advice and training, please visit our sector support page.
If you’re in Lincolnshire and would like to contact us for specific support or advice please email email@example.com
For more information about funding available to support clubs, including Sport England’s Return to Playing fund, visit our Funding page.
For the latest government guidance for grassroots sports and physical activity click here
Sport England – Return to Play Guidance
A range of guidance and resources to support grassroots sport and physical activity providers, including information on how to support and encourage people to return to activity . Visit Page
Hygiene Guidance from Sport England
Sport England have gathered together the latest government advice on how we can help stop the spread of coronavirus, including measures such as social distancing and best practice for cleaning equipment. The page includes free hygiene messaging and resources such as stickers and posters which can be downloaded for printing. Visit Page
Cimspa ReOpen Guidance
Guidance for Sport and Physical Activity Sector facility reopening Visit Page
Resources to support sports clubs and organisation to prepare for return to play. Visit Page
UK Coaching – Return to Coaching reopening roadmap – advice and resources to support coaches Visit Page
Mental Health Support
Mind, supported by Sport England have created a mental health guide to support the return of sport & physical activity. Download the document here.
Reopening Activity: An inclusive Response
Activity Alliance has published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. The report provides guidance to providers to help them make their facilities as inclusive as possible going forward.
Activity Alliance have also published a new engagement Factsheet – Supporting disabled people from low income households to be active – view the factsheet
Guidance for leisure operators to support the return of blind and partially sighted people
In preparation for the reopening of leisure and sport facilities, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), British Blind Sport (BBS), Metro Blind Sport and Visionary have been working together to provide practical guidance to support the return of blind and partially sighted people to physical activity. Visit Page
Advice and Guidance from Sport National Governing Bodies
A number of National Governing Bodies have advice aimed at sport specific clubs and coaches regarding the issues faced in the current Covid-19 pandemic, and phased return of sport. A number have online resources and training to support clubs during this time. We’ve listed some below, but for more information from other NGBs visit our A – Z of Sports pages, and follow the links through to the appropriate sports Governing Body page.