COVID Response

Latest Government Guidance

We've now moved into Step 4 of the government's roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions in England.

This means that:

  • There are no set restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, indoors and outdoors
  • All forms of activities can take place without set restrictions. We advise you refer to your national governing body's guidance where relevant
  • All sports facilities can open, including ancillary facilities
  • There are no indoor capacity limits, however, venues may put in place some restrictions and guidance for enclosed areas
  • Organised sport participation events such as (but not limited to) races, rides and organised walks can take place outdoors with no capacity caps for participants or spectators
  • Government guidance for sport and physical activity will provide advice on how to reduce transmission when you're exercising.

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;


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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