Return to Play Update - 9th April

Travel Restrictions - England

There has been a new update from Sport England, DCMS and the Department for Transport about the travel guidance for sport. It has been clarified that sport is not an exempt reason for car sharing by individuals not in the same household or support bubble.

 

Car sharing now is not expected to be permitted for sport until at least Step 3 of the Government’s Roadmap, no earlier than 17 May. 

 

Clearly, this limits what clubs can organise for now, but hopefully this gives everyone the opportunity to build and develop more local play whilst things are still opening up. For some ideas and resources, check out our Play Local page HERE!

 

Northern Ireland - Phase 2

N. Ireland will be able to start affiliated sports club training from Monday 12th April at Phase B.

 

Full details can be found here: http://www.sportni.net/pathway-out-of-restrictions-for-outdoor-sport/. However, it should be noted that training for adult groups is currently limited to 15 people. 

 

In terms of travel, players should avoid car sharing and must adhere to social distancing rules when not playing.