COVID-19 in Berkshire: Latest Guidance & Restrictions

Latest guidance & restrictions: sport & physical activity

Last updated: 22 July 2021

On this page, we have collated the latest guidance on the local coronavirus (Covid-19) measures from the Government and Sport England that impacts participating in, leading and organising Sport and Physical Activity.

If you have any questions about the work that Get Berkshire Active does to support sport and physical activity in Berkshire, please get in touch with us on info@getberkshireactive.org.

Alternatively you can email the relevant GBA officer directly - check out Our Team page here.


UK Government latest: Spring 2021, Covid-19 Roadmap

On Monday 17 May 2021, Step 3 (out of 4) of the government's roadmap for the easing of restrictions – is now in force.

More information about what is and isn't allowed is available on the government's website.

For more information on the number of cases in your local area you can browse the national cases data here.

Roadmap - where are we now?

From Monday 19 July:

  • Removal of remaining rules that are stopping people from getting together.
  • Nightclubs will open and large events will be able to take place.

From Monday 17 May:

  • You can meet who you like outdoors - but you can't meet people in a group of over 30 people.
  • Some larger outdoor sports and shows will be able to have people watching.
  • Restaurants, cafés and pubs will be able to serve people sitting at a table inside.
  • Other indoor places will also open, like cinemas, children's play areas, hotels and bed and breakfast places.
  • Up to 30 people will be able to go to weddings, funerals and events to remember someone.

From Monday 12 April:

  • Indoor gyms will open up - but you have to go on your own or with people in your household.
  • Shops will open.
  • Restaurants, cafés and pubs will be able to serve people sitting at a table outside.
  • You should keep to your household group or bubble.
  • You can have up to 30 people at a funeral and up to 15 people at a wedding, or an event to remember someone.
  • You should still keep 2 metres away from people.

From Monday, 29 March:

  • Outdoor sports places will open up again - like tennis or basketball courts, and open air swimming pools.
  • Meet in groups of 6 people outside, including in a private garden
  • Meet in groups of 2 households.
  • You should still stay at home as much as you can.
  • You should work from home if you can. You won't be able to travel abroad.
  • You should still keep 2 metres away from people.

Sport England Guidance: Sport and Physical Activity

Sport England are constantly working with the government to update their resources and support to provide detailed guidance and clarity as to what is and is not allowed in the sector.

For sector specific information and guidance, on the national lockdown restrictions see:

Sport England's Latest guidance

Sport England's FAQs


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