Guidance for clubs

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Club Matters have put together a suite a resources and case studies to support clubs and organisations during these challenging times and reopening risk registers and more.

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Virtual workshops are also available, along with useful checklists and guidance from business continuity planning, emergency financial planning, and securing your building, to operating virtually and understanding financial support available.


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Sport England have collated advice and guidance from across the sector that could help you deal with the immediate impact of COVID-19 and then to plan for the future (beyond just funding).

It includes information around business advice, grounds maintenance, how to stream exercise classes online, providing coaching online and developing an online presence.

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There is also information about understanding the legal risks and duties of care in returning to play.

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Further information about hygiene for sport and physical activity is also available.

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Click below for the latest COVID-19 information.

Latest COVID-19 information

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This guidance has been produced by BDO LLP. Through our partnership with Sport England and UK Sport we have set up a hub to share with you our knowledge on particular challenges you may be facing at this time. There are 5 topics of support:

  • Government guidance – Understand the government advice for your organisation and find out how to access financial support.
  • Tax – Improve your cash flow by maximising tax breaks, VAT deferrals and Gift Aid opportunities.
  • Operational finance – How should your organisation adjust plans, budgets and reserves during COVID-19?
  • Fraud – Maintain a controlled environment and limit fraud through segregation of duties, staff absences and home working.
  • Information Technology – Stay cyber-secure during COVID-19.


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