Covid-19 July update: How to maintain safety at your sports venue


Covid-19 July update: How to maintain safety at your sports venue

July 26, 2021


England has moved to Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap as of 19th July, meaning many covid restrictions have now been lifted. However, there’s still guidance to follow to ensure that you provide a safe environment at your sports venues for customers.

Are you sure of what you should be doing to ensure your customers and staff are kept safe?

Somers Town Community Centre Sports Centre
Somers Town Community Sports Centre

There’s no longer a need to limit activities or numbers at your venue, but it’s advised that you take cautious steps to exit from lockdown restrictions. It’s important to know exactly what has changed from the 19th of July 2021 and what you should do to maintain safety at your venue.

Here’s your guide to the most recent lockdown update as well as key steps to take.

Changes to restrictions that may apply to your venue:

  • No limits to how many people can visit your venue
  • Social distancing no longer mandatory
  • Face coverings are no longer required by law, however many spaces have continued to enforce this restriction
  • No limits on people attending sports events or classes
  • Businesses and large sporting events are encouraged to ask for covid certification to limit the spread of the virus

Steps you can take following 19th July:

  • Consider Covid Certification if you operate a large business or hold a large sports events or classes
  • Provide hand sanitiser and face masks to visitors
  • Provide cleaning resources for your staff and customers to use on facilities at the venue
  • Continue to keep details of your attendees for Test & Trace.
  • Although face coverings are no longer mandatory, we should still encourage your staff and customers to wear them at the venue. This helps to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
  • Start a cleaning rota at your venue. It can be hard to keep track of which facilities have been used by each customer but you may want to put a system in place to ensure your staff clean equipment before and after every session.

For more information on how the latest guidance affects individual sports, visit the Playfinder blog.


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