ACCESS SPORT UPDATE - UPDATED 5TH NOVEMBER 2020

For our part as a charity that supports vulnerable and disabled children, our primary focus is the safety and welfare of all our beneficiaries, partners, supporters, ambassadors and staff. Access Sport have been following the official advice and guidance from the UK Government, the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and Sport England. 

The Access Sport team are here to help where we can, please feel free to reach out to us. We are supporting clubs to implement covid-secure measures, as well as continuing to deliver other initiatives such as equipment boxes and online activities to keep people active at home. Check out our dedicated Covid-19 support pages below:

Covid-19 Club Resources

Inclusive Activities

Lockdown Bike Hub


LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

As you are aware, the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing regularly and so our advice remains for you to check government guidance available at the links below. 

 

UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE - PHASE RETURN TO SPORT & RECREATION

THE NHS – CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND ADVICE

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

 

ADVICE FROM SPORT ENGLAND

Sport England are regularly updating their website to support the sector and keep the nation moving. Key pages to check include:

Understanding the Latest Government Guidance

Key information from the latest update on 5th November 2020:

"Every part of England is now under the same coronavirus restrictions which will apply until Wednesday 2 December.

The new restrictions have many implications for sport and physical activity, but the main things to know are:

Outdoors

People can go outdoors to be active as many times as they like, either on their own, with their household or support bubble, or on their own with one person from another household while keeping two metres apart.

Children who are under school age if they're with a parent/carer, or people dependent on round-the-clock care, do not count towards the limit of two people from different households meeting outside.

Outdoor public places, such as parks, the countryside, beaches and public gardens can stay open, as can playgrounds.

All organised community outdoor sport is not permitted, meaning facilities including outdoor basketball and tennis courts, outdoor gyms and pools, golf courses, archery, driving and shooting ranges must also close.

Indoors

Indoor sport and leisure facilities, such as leisure centres and gyms, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, fitness and dance studios, climbing walls, archery and shooting ranges, must close.

People cannot meet indoors with family or friends unless they’re part of their household or support bubble.

Children

All children’s grassroots sport outside of school - both indoor and outdoor - must stop, but schools and nurseries will stay open and activity will be permitted within these settings during school hours, with playgrounds staying open.

Schools can work with external coaches, clubs and organisations for curricular activities where they're satisfied it's safe to do so during school hours."

 

TIPS AND TOOLS FROM CLUB MATTERS

Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. The Club Matters website has a number of useful resources to help keep your club and/or business functioning and working with your members.

 

Keep checking their website here for the latest resources and information. To stay up to date, subscribe to their newsletter at the bottom of their website.

 

CONTACT

If you have any queries relating to the Coronavirus and Access Sport please email [email protected] or speak to a member of the team on 020 7993 9883.

We are committed to continuing to support our beneficiaries, clubs and partners during these unsettling times. The Access Sport team are working from home in line with the Government guidance. All calls to our office number will be diverted to staff mobiles. If you have the email address or mobile number of the relevant staff member you wish to speak to please contact them directly. 

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