The Safe Return to Sport and Physical Activity

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As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased following new Government Guidelines  we’re collating the latest advice and best practice for facility operators, clubs and coaches to support them in the safe return to sport.

Follow the signposting links below for guidance. For further information for the sector, including funding advice and training, please visit our sector support page. Also see our page of Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Physical Activity Providers.

If you’re in Lincolnshire and would like to contact us for specific support or advice please email

Government Guidance

Guidance for providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation in England

Sport England – Return to Play Guidance

The published resources will help plan for a safe return and support the sector to keep staff, volunteers, members and participants informed of their responsibilities around social distancing and hygiene, and will work alongside both existing and forthcoming government guidance. 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

Club Matters

Resources to support sports clubs and organisation return to play. Visit Page

UK Active’s Fit Together Campaign Toolkit and Assets

UK Active’s Fit Together Campaign supports the reopening of fitness and leisure facilities by providing operators with the practical resources for a safe and successful return. Visit Page 

UK Active’s Operational Guidance

Access a range of documents giving advice on the safe reopening of facilities, including ‘ A framework to the re-opening of gym, leisure centre and wider fitness industry during social distancing. Visit Page

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.