Covid-19 Energize Update Return to play Updated: 26th July 2021 We have now reached Step 4 of the Government’s road map for the easing of lockdown restrictions in England. This means that: There are no set restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, indoors and outdoors All forms of activities can take place without set restrictions. We advise you refer to your national governing body’s guidance where relevant All sports facilities can open, including ancillary facilities There are no indoor capacity limits, however, venues may put in place some restrictions and guidance for enclosed areas Organised sport participation events such as (but not limited to) races, rides and organised walks can take place outdoors with no capacity caps for participants or spectators Government guidance for sport and physical activity will provide advice on how to reduce transmission when you're exercising. We know many people will still have questions as to what Step 4 means for sport and physical activity, to help here is a link to Sport England Frequently Asked Questions The Activity Alliance has created a very useful resource in their Reopening activity: An inclusive response document. Here is a link that resource Sport England has also been tracking people’s attitudes and intentions towards playing sport, and created a helpful document featuring their latest insight with ideas on how to encourage people to safely return to their favourite sports and activities. Here is a link to the document Energize continues to work in a flexible way to… Support and work with stakeholders to enable local people (especially those who may be vulnerable and isolated) to stay healthy and active during this time. For example we are currently open for applications for the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund. All the information on this is here. Details of other activities we are involved in are listed in the ‘What We Do’ section of our website. Support the sport and physical activity sector – clubs, community groups 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 Please look after yourselves. Best wishes from all the Energize team.