Covid-19

It's Health what is Real Wealth - Kangoo Jumps UK

Opening outdoor sports settings will help to reduce the adverse physical and mental health effects experienced by large parts of the population, in particular children and those living alone. Exercise and outdoor sports are well documented to reduce individuals’ risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower risk of early death by up to 30%. Physical activity is also known to help with improving mental health through better sleep, happier moods, and managing stress, anxiety or intrusive and ‘racing’ thoughts.

ENGLAND from 19th July 2021 

It’s important to remember that there are still cases of COVID-19 in England (with case numbers currently rising quite rapidly) and there is a risk you could catch or pass on the virus, even if you are fully vaccinated.

  • If you, a staff member, a customer (or someone in their household) has a persistent cough, a high temperature or has lost their sense of taste or smell, they should self-isolate and get a test. From 16 August, if you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You will still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive.

  • Fresh air ventilation is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of transmission indoors. The Government guidance states that you should identify poorly-ventilated areas in the venue and take steps to improve air flow, such as open doors, windows and air vents where possible.

  • Maintain the hygiene and cleaning regimes you have established during the pandemic, including: clean surfaces regularly (especially those that are being touched a lot), clean equipment between each use, provide hand sanitiser and encourage staff and customers to sanitise and wash their hands frequently.

  • While there are no longer any legal requirements for social distancing, we recommend encouraging customers to keep their distance from each other wherever possible, especially those who have not been fully vaccinated or may be at higher risk.

  • The capacity limits for indoor facilities are no longer in place, but we would again recommend a sensible approach (based on a risk assessment) to prevent overcrowding and allow space for those who wish to maintain some degree of social distancing.

  • While gyms, fitness and leisure facilities are not defined as crowded areas under the Government guidance, we would still encourage the use of face coverings in enclosed public areas when not engaging in sport and physical activity, and for you to be supportive of any staff or customers who would like to continue wearing one.

WALES from 17th May 2021:

  • Organised outdoor activity can take place for up to 50 people. As a group exercise instructor running classes, your activity is organised. The number of 50 includes the instructor.

  • Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities including the instructor.

  • Indoor group activity for under 18s could restart from the 3rd May. These activities are not limited on numbers but should still include social distancing requirements and all COVID-19 compliancy measures.

  • Gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools and fitness facilities could open from 3rd May.

  • Community centres could also open from 3rd May.

SCOTLAND:

Outdoors

  • Organised outdoor activity can take place for up to 50 people. As a group exercise instructor running classes, your activity is organised. The number of 50 includes the instructor.

  • Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities including the instructor.

  • Indoor group activity for under 18s could restart from the 3rd May. These activities are not limited on numbers but should still include social distancing requirements and all COVID-19 compliancy measures.

  • Gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools and fitness facilities could open from 3rd May.

  • Community centres could also open from 3rd May

Indoors

  • Level 0: Gyms and leisure facilities can open. Contact and non-contact sport and physical activity is permitted indoors.

  • Level 1: Gyms and leisure facilities can open.   Organised exercise (such as exercise classes and non-contact sports) is permitted indoors, provided appropriate safety measures are followed. Contact sport is permitted for under-18s.

  • Level 2: Organised exercise (such as exercise classes and non-contact sports) is permitted indoors, provided appropriate safety measures are followed.

  • Level 3: Exercise is permitted indoors in gyms and indoor sports facilities, abiding by the rules on meeting other households. Contact and non-contact sport and physical activity is permitted indoors for under-18s.

  • Level 4: Gyms and indoor leisure facilities must close. Indoor sport and physical activity is not permitted between different households.

  • sportscotland defines contact sport or activity as a sport or activity in which the participants necessarily come into bodily contact or as a matter of course encroach within 2m of one another, such as Judo, Netball and Basketball.

  • Face coverings must be worn by coaches when indoors, except where an exemption applies or during physical activity (see the sportscotland guidance for more details).

NORTHERN IRELAND from 24th May 2021:

Outdoors

  • All outdoor sport permitted.

  • Maximum number of participants, including coaches and support staff is 500 people

  • Maximum number of spectators is 500 people.

  • Risk assessment if more than 30 in attendance

Indoors

  • All indoor sport and leisure venues open

  • Group exercise/training is permitted.

  • A risk assessment must be completed if more than 15 people participating.

  • Shared facilities open for use.


Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air’