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:
- Grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events (Updated 25 March 2021)
- Guidance on the phased return of elite sport (Updated 10 March 2021)
- Working Safely during Covid 19 - Guidance for people who work in grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities (Updated 15 March 2021)
- Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities (Updated 5 Jan 2021)
- Guidance for full opening schools - wraparound provision and extra curricular activity (Updated 16 March 2021)
- Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (Updated 11 March 2021)
- What FE Colleges & Providers need to do (Updated 16 March 2021)
- Guidance for accessing green spaces (Updated 16 March 2020)
- Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms (Updated 8 March 2021)
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.
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;
Support for Clubs and Organisations
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