Getting your facilities fit for sport

Our guidance is primarily intended for owners and operators of sports facilities, but it can be adapted to support other planning-based work being undertaken by sports, clubs and community organisations as they plan and prepare for when sport can resume. It is applicable to indoor and outdoor sport and can be either used in whole or in part depending on individual circumstances.

The following information provides a summary of the key measures and changes associated to the management and operation of sports facilities, as a result of all remaining local authorities moving to Level 0 on July 19 2021. These key principles should continue to be read in conjunction with existing guidance.

Level 4,3,2 and 1August 2020 - 19 July 2021 (indicative date subject to review)
Guidance Key purpose Key measures
Getting Your Facilities Fit for Sport Provide advice and guidance to owners and operators of sports facilities to help them plan and prepare for the opening of indoor sports facilities.

2m physical distancing (indoors and outdoors)

Enhanced hygiene measures

Enhanced cleaning

Face coverings indoors

Restrict max occupancy in buildings to 9sqm/person to achieve enhanced ventilation (equivalent to 20 l/s/p)

Monitor CO2 levels inside buildings to maintain lower levels (< 1000ppm).

Risk assessments to be carried out

Level 019 July 2021 – 9 August 2021 (indicative date subject to review)
Guidance Key purpose Key measures

Getting Your Facilities Fit for Sport

(follow key principles)
Support owners and operators of sports facilities with the transition towards normal operation.

No physical distancing in outdoor settings (for group sizes up to 15 people)

1m physical distancing in indoor settings

Enhanced hygiene measures

Enhanced cleaning

Face coverings indoors

Restrict max occupancy in buildings to 7sqm/person to achieve enhanced ventilation (equivalent to 15 l/s/p)

Monitor CO2 levels inside buildings to maintain 800 – 1000ppm.

Risk assessments to be carried out

Date published: 28 May 2020
Date updated: 22 December 2020

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