The easing of some lockdown restrictions means that some sports can start back up again.
But all returning sports and activities must comply with criteria and guidelines from the Welsh Government and NGBs.
Welsh Government advice outlines the measures and guidelines which NGBs need to implement to ensure a safe return to play during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It's important for all of us to understand our roles and responsibilities in ensuring a safe return to sport – to know what's allowed, who is responsible for ensuring public safety, and how we can all play a part in ensuring the safety of everyone around us.
Criteria for restarting sport - from Welsh Government
The Welsh government have stipulated that organised outdoor activities may start up again only if the following criteria are met in full:
- The activity involves no more than 30 people
- The Welsh government guidance is fully implemented by the relevant NGB*
- The relevant NGB provides an action plan for the sport, with the activity taking place only under the NGB’s oversight and following its advice*
* Even if an activity is taking place outside the direct oversight of a sport NGB, it must comply with the government criteria and guidance
Looking to NGBs
The Welsh Government guidance on returning to sport emphasises NGBs (National Governing Bodies) as key decision makers. NGBs will determine when and how sport and activities can restart safely.
To find how some of the NGBs are restarting and sharing guidelines, click here.