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In or out of lockdown, or whatever level of restrictions we're under, guidance is continually changing around what's allowed in relation to sport and physical activity - and we understand how difficult it must be to keep up to speed and in the know.
As facilities and play spaces close and then re-open across Manchester, we're keen to ensure that not only do our local residents have clear guidance on the where and what (see FACILITIES) but also that everyone has a clear understanding of the 'how', with access to the most up to date sport specific guidance as provided by the individual sports or governing bodies.
Sports and physical activity plays a vital role in ensuring physical and mental health.
When team sports return again, this must be in as safe a space as possible, which is why we’re following the government produced guidance and why sport governing bodies will be preparing thorough plans of their own. It is recognised that risk in sport cannot be completely eradicated, but with caution and care, risks can be reduced and the benefits of team sport can hopefully be enjoyed fully again.
See below for the latest advice. See here for further government updates.
Where possible, please avoid using public transport to get to the park / outdoor sport and still try to only visit sites nearby.
Please take responsibility for your personal hygiene and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home and again on your return home.
See here for latest guidance that outlines how the public in England should socially distance and exercise.
Sport England Coronavirus Update - for the latest guidance and support from Sport England in relation to the new national restrictions.
Sport England have also worked with the government to compile answers to some of the most common ones. For clarity on the latest guidance as they change, please read the FAQ's provided by Sport England.
The links below are from National Governing Bodies, outlining the guidance on their current position and (when / where possible) the safe return to activity in each of these sports.
Baseball and Softball
England Water Polo