The latest guidance for sport and exercise

Date: 25 June 2020   Author: Energise Me

Lockdown has forced many of us to adapt our physical activity routines. But as the government eases restrictions, what does this mean for sport and exercise?

Getting active at home

Two months into lockdown, there are more virtual workout options than ever before. This remains a great way to be active for those who like the routine of joining a class and interacting with others.

Take a look at the Get Active website for a choice of thousands of online sessions. If that feels a little overwhelming, you can search by activity or filter your search to local providers.

For more activity ideas, take a look at our Getting Active at Home page.


Getting active outside

We can now go outside more than once a day for exercise as long as we follow social distancing guidelines. This could be alone, with members of our household, or with one person from outside our household (see update from 1 June below).

Some outdoor sports facilities are beginning to reopen. These include basketball and tennis courts, golf courses, playing fields and watersports. Check with your local providers to see whether they are open.

But outdoor gyms, playgrounds and outdoor swimming pools will remain closed.


Guidance from 1 June

The government has confirmed that groups of six can meet outside from Monday 1 June, provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying 2m apart).

Lots of us are missing our extended family. If there are more than 6 people you can’t wait to see, try out some of these ideas for actively connecting with extended family.


We would love to hear how you’re staying active during the pandemic. Get in touch with Georgia to share your story.

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