The newest UK covid guidelines for classes and training

The newest covid guidelines for the UK and what does it mean for the classes, training and exercise? As the new guidelines are again confusing, we have prepared a summary of what does it mean for anyone running a class. The guidelines do make our work harder, but it is not impossible to continue working. Please see below the rules for team sports, group exercise (including dancing) and other classes and training.

Team sports

From Monday 28th September, you will only be able to play organised indoor sports in groups of less than six. It will still be possible for larger groups to take part in organised sports outdoors, but not on an informal basis.

Group exercise

Organised sporting or licensed physical activity in groups of more than 6 can still be organised. This can be in any public place – indoors or outdoors – or a private outdoor space like a garden; but not inside a private home. There are relevant guidelines on government website to ensure covid-secure environment. These activities need to be organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity; and/or involve someone who has received an official license to use equipment relevant to the activity. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and ensure compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidance.

Other classes and training

Classes and training can take place, as long as they are made from groups of six (can be multiple in one location), but those groups do not mingle. In practice this is difficult to achieve, but possible if following the government guidelines.

More information on the guidelines is available on the Government website.

Are you continuing running your classes? What are your challenges? Please comment below and share with us your thoughts.

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