On Monday 4 January, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.
The new restrictions become law on Wednesday 6 January, but people should follow them as of now.
More information about what is and isn’t allowed is available on the government’s website.
The new regulations have implications for sport and physical activity, and Sport England are working closely with the government to provide comprehensive guidance to the sector.
We’ll update you with as much detail as possible as soon as we can, but in the meantime, we can confirm the following applies:
Jude Taylor, our chief executive, said “We fully understand how worrying these events are to our clubs and groups, and the wider implications for our communities. We’re doing everything we can to provide support and funding to ensure the survival of those clubs, as they will be desperately needed in the recovery. Physical activity is crucial for protecting our health and mental wellbeing, and we will be sharing advice and guidance as to how individuals can stay active during this difficult time. Our sister site Active My Way has free, streamable videos with lots of guided activities for all levels.”
“Further information is available on the Sport England website.”
“We will also continue to work with Sport England offer vital financial support. We understand the challenges faced by the sector and ask that anyone in need of advice or guidance contact us at email@example.com.”