Latest Government Guidance

From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government's four-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.

From 29 March:

  • You will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible)
  • You can exercise outdoors in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles, if eligible)
  • You will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
  • Childcare and supervised activities will be allowed outdoors for all children

From 12 April:

  • Indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble

Government guidance for physical activity is as follows:

For full guidance on the COVID-19 response - Spring 2021 roadmap out of lockdown, please click here.


Return to play - FAQs


Coronavirus Funding Options

Return to Play

In addition to their regular funding streams, which have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Sport England have opened a £16.5m Return to Play Fund.

There are three parts to this new fund - Small Grants and the Community Asset Fund, which have been adapted from pre-coronavirus funds, and Active Together crowdfunding, which has been extended - with all three now focusing on a safe return to play and narrowing the inequalities gap in sport and physical activity.

Tackling Inequalities


Physical Activity Messaging

We have put together some social media content on keeping active during the coronavirus pandemic. The content covers the following:

  • We Are Undefeatable Campaign
  • Joint the Movement Campaign
  • Better Health Campaign
  • This Girl Can Campaign
  • PA during self-isolation
  • Active at Home
  • Mental Wellbeing

If you would like access to this physical activity messaging to share from your own social media channels please contact Georgie;

E: gmessenger@activedorset.org


Support for Clubs and Organisations


Active Soles

Lots of us are finding ourselves in new working routines. Working from home, juggling home schooling, being isolated from our colleagues and teams, getting the hang of lots of online meetings and calls. It's important we develop a healthy work routine at home, to look after our wellbeing.

Any of these sound familiar to you?

  • Ignoring that activity tracker buzz, telling you to get up?
  • Find yourself on back to back zoom calls?
  • Poor posture? Are you suffering from stiff or sore back and shoulders?
  • Feeling more fatigued?
  • Working longer hours?

Please share the infographic below with your colleagues and let us know the creative ways you're keeping moving by tweeting us @active_dorset and using the hashtag #ActiveSoles

  • Active Soles Active Soles (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

    Simple ideas on how you can keep moving throughout the day.


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