The government has replaced national restrictions with a regionally-differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.

Kent and Medway is currently placed in tier 3: very high alert.

Sport and physical activity in tier 3

Taken from government tier 3 guidance on Wednesday 2 December.

In line with guidance from sporting national governing bodies, you can take part in organised sport and physical activity outdoors with any number of people. However, you should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what this means for your sport.

Gyms and sports facilities will be open for individual exercise and exercise in single households or support bubbles only. Indoor group activities and exercise classes should not take place.

You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in an outdoor public place in groups up to 6.

There are exceptions for the following, which can take place in any number:

  • disability sport
  • sports as part of the curriculum in education
  • supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020)

You should follow the guidance on:

Sport England guidance

Sport England have highlighted the main things to know about the restrictions that are in place and the implications of these on sport and physical activity.

Sport England guidance

Sport England have also produced a range of resources to help you keep sport and physical activity going as the nights get longer.

Sport England Autumn and Winter Activity Toolkit