Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of new rules for adults playing team sports indoors, Sport England has pulled together answers to some of the key questions around what is and isn’t allowed.
With coronavirus (Covid-19) cases increasing, from today people aged 18 and over will need to adhere to the ‘rule of six’ if they’re playing team sports indoors – this means playing in a group of no more than six people.
Team sports that have already had guidance approved by the government for the safe playing of their sport can continue to use that guidance, provided they now limit the number of people aged 18 and over playing indoors to six.
Sport England havecollated answers to some common questions (FAQs) on their website, but below is a summary of what can continue:
We know this week's announcements will also be difficult for elite sport, particularly the continued restrictions preventing crowds returning to sporting events, and Sport England are involved in conversations with the government and a number of sporting organisations about how they can help.
Sport England are also supporting leisure operators in their conversations with the government about possible financial support.