The Tier System: How it Impacts Sport & Leisure

Now what the latest government strategy has been released for minimising the impact of Coronavirus, please see our easy-to-follow guide on what this new system means for the sport and leisure industry.

Tier 1

Guidance consistent with update from 24th September 2020

Indoors

Once Return-to-play protocols have been reviewed and implemented, individual and team sports may continue.  These bookings are subject to the ‘rule of six’ unless participants are: 

  • Under 18 

  • Disabled 

  • Elite sportspeople 

  • Students taking part for education purposes 

Exercise classes and support groups are unaffected if classes are separated into groups of no more than six, unless they are from the same house or support bubble. 

Leisure facilities and fitness suites can remain open. 

The ‘rule of six’ applies to informal activity. 

Outdoors 

Organised team sport, exercise classes and affiliated outdoor activity or sport can continue in any number provided participants follow government guidance during bookings.  

The ‘rule of six’ applies to informal activity. 

Tier 2

Indoors 

All participants in indoor sport must be from a single household or support bubble.  However, previous exceptions outlined above remain in place and these groups may participate in larger numbers. 

Exercise classes are unaffected.  Informal indoor activity is now limited to a single household or support bubble. 

Leisure facilities and fitness suites can remain open. 

Outdoors 

Tier 1 rules apply as outlined above.  

Tier 3 

Indoors 

Physical activity, individual and team sport guidance remains the same as Tier 2.  

Leisure facilities and fitness suites may be required to close, depending on local agreements with the government. 

Outdoors 

Tier 1 rules apply as outlined above.

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