Updated: 13th July 2020

From Saturday 11 July outdoor pools can reopen, while from Saturday 25 July indoor facilities such as gyms, leisure centres and pools will also be allowed to reopen, provided operators follow government guidelines.

Team sports can also restart when each sport's national governing body has published a government-approved action plan and related guidance on playing safely. Details for each governing body can be found on our sister organisation, London Sports’ website. Click here

Sport England has created a range of resources to help ‘Return to Play’ these include legal support, hygiene guidance, research into how coronavirus has affected activity levels and peoples’ attitudes towards exercise and lots of other support too. Click here 

Sport England has also created a specific toolkit to help with implementing hygiene procedures at sport and physical activity facilities that are applicable for outdoor facilities now. Click here 

For more information about the latest government guidance and what that means for your facility, click here

As more opportunities to be active resume, new guidance will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments. Activity Alliance has published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. Click here

Holiday Clubs

Following the Government confirmation that holiday clubs will now be allowed to reopen during the summer holidays, the Department for Education has published two pieces of guidance about community activities, holiday and after-school clubs as well as other out-of-school provision for children over the age of 5.

Energize is working in a flexible way to…

  • Work with stakeholders to support local people (especially those who may be vulnerable and isolated) to stay healthy and active during this time
  • Work with stakeholders to support the sport and physical activity sector – clubs, community groups and the sport and physical activity workforce
  • Look after our own Energize staff and ensure our working practices remain safe and effective.  We continue to work from home so if you need to contact us all our contact details are here
  • We are currently open for applications for the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund. All the information on this is here


We continue to encourage everyone to stay safe and follow the Government guidance.  Please look after yourselves.

Best wishes from all the Energize team.