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COVID-19 & Activity in manchester

It’s fair to say that this continues to be no ordinary time, and we're all facing many different challenges.
UPDATE: The Prime Minister has announced that from Monday 19 July, most COVID restrictions will be lifted as we move to step 4 of the roadmap. This means that there are no set restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, indoors and outdoors. And all leisure centres and sport facilities will remain open to the public in a COVID-safe environment but with no capacity limits. With this in mind, our primary focus will always be the health and wellbeing of our residents, and we ask that you continue to do your bit to ensure a healthy and safer environment within our facilities and open spaces. Please continue to be cautious; meet outdoors as much as you can, wear your masks in busy environments and clean your hands or shared equipment regularly.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over. Cases are increasing rapidly and a third wave is underway. Step 4 does not mark the end of the need for caution and restraint. At step 4, while many of the legal restrictions that the Government has imposed through the pandemic will be lifted, cautious guidance will remain, making it clear this is not yet a return to normal. While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. We will continue to manage the virus and provide guidance over the coming months.
We're committed to being as supportive as we can during these challenging times and will continue to promote daily messages of support, inspiration, guidance and updates to the city around physical activity and well-being across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels – tagging in #MCRactive. Thanks again for your support. We’re here for you. 
Take care, stay active and stay safe.

Please remember the relaxation of restrictions will take place from Monday 19 July.

This means that there are no set restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, indoors and outdoors. And all leisure centres and sport facilities will remain open to the public in a COVID-safe environment but with no capacity limits. 
If restrictions evolve so too will our advice, we'll monitor and update guidance to ensure it's in line with the what the government is advising.
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Our aim is to keep you abreast of all that’s happening across sport and physical activity in Manchester as it happens.

This includes supporting you to be active, wherever and whenever that may be - when normal life is affected and your usual routines impacted.

Therefore, we're inviting you to visit our Be Active at Home resource.

Here, Mancunians can access virtual classes, home workouts and much, much more to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being and build activity into your daily life, in home, in the garden, your local park, out cycling...whatever works for you. And if you needed a little motivation - be sure to follow MCRactive on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for inspiration and support.

Visit our social wall to see how your fellow Mancunians and the rest of the city is keeping active. Share your tips and ideas using #MCRactive to appear on our wall, help others and join the conversation.

Measures to control the virus are likely to be in place for some time, so as we continue to stay active at home in Manchester during lockdown, we’ve created a FACILITIES & PLACES page where Mancunians can see what’s closed, what remains or will start to open and where you can access and choose to be active across our city.

In or out of lockdown, guidance is continually changing around what's allowed in relation to sport and physical activity, therefore, we encourage you to check and follow SPORTS SPECIFIC GUIDANCE for clarity and further guidance on Manchester’s sports, outdoor sports and play facilities.

Whilst you’re being active, your personal safety is of paramount importance to us.

To help keep yourself and your fellow passengers safe, you should not travel if you: are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or as a result of being in contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, or sharing a household with somebody with symptoms, or are clinically extremely vulnerable.

If you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, do not exercise outside your own home or garden and do not exercise with others; you can spread the virus to others even if you never get symptoms.

See TfGM’s Safer Travel Guidance for passengers for further information.

During these challenging times, we as a city understand better than ever before the benefits that sport and activity can bring to mental and physical wellbeing.

Across the city we will prioritise our trusted advice and guidance on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ to support and encourage everyone to manage their well-being and move more each day. 

Make sure you check out our Be Active at Home resources for you and your family, or visit our social wall for inspiration of how your fellow Mancunians are keeping active.

We’ll continue to use our FacebookInstagram and Twitter as a central resource for everyone to understand the changing landscape, where we also welcome feedback or questions for anyone wanting to know more.
You can also sign-up for ‘MCRactive Voice’ here to receive regular updates and information direct to your inbox. 

We’re delighted to have welcomed back swimming and gyms in Manchester. Facilities will be operating differently to what you are used to for a while, however we’re still able to offer a variety of activities for you to enjoy. We have important information and changes to share with you.
IMPORTANT: All sessions must be booked in advance online or via the app before your visit.
For further information on your local centre and on bookings, please visit the Better UK website or download their App.

Alternatively, for information relating to the Wynthenshawe Forum, please visit the Everyone Active website