The government has since announced their plans for the easing of lockdown restrictions which is available in full here.
To support facility operators in preparing the reopening of their facilities, and to help clubs or other organisation find accessible facilities, the following information is available on this page:
Sport and Physical Activity Facility Finder
If you're a club or other organisation delivering sport and physical activity opportunities – and you need help finding a local facility to access – then our Community Facility Finder may be able to help.
We know some facilities haven't yet been able to re-open following their closure as a result of Covid-19, meaning some groups have been unable to find a place to host their activity.
The Community Facility Finder is a useful map that contains information on facilities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that have been reported to LRS as being open for some community activities.
To use the map, simply drag the screen to the location you wish to view and you'll see icons on-screen that each represent an open facility. Clicking on an icon will show the venue name and postcode along with any further information we hold on that venue.
Please note: as the accessibility of venues changes regularly, we will continue to monitor and update this tool as new information becomes available.
If you are responsible for operating a facility and wish for it to be included in the finder please complete our short online form:
Guidance on Reopening Safely
All official sector guidance for facility reopening is produced in accordance with national government guidance - such as that included within the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities and guidance on grassroots sport and sports facilities, available below.
Leisure Sector Guidance
UK Active have produced a framework to provide clarity and confidence to facility operators in planning their return and reopening. In addition, a Fit Together toolkit and assets can be accessed via the UK Active store.
Sport England have prepared advice on helping people to return to sport and activity, based on what they've discovered about peoples attitudes, intentions and feelings about getting back out there.
Finally, we also recommend the ReOpen webinar recordings produced by CIMSPA, available via the link below, to help in ensuring you are fully prepared for the return of activity.
Community Facility Guidance
The Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland) have made free resources available to provide guidance on the operation of community buildings, such as village halls and community centres, during Covid-19.
In addition, Leicestershire County Council have also made similar guidance available with scenarios included to help plan the reopening of facilities.
Both sets of information can be accessed below.
Additional Hygiene and Health Information
Sport England's hygiene page provides a simple overview of hygiene measure that can be implemented to reduce the risk and spread of Covid-19.
The Health and Safety Executive are asking that organisations pay particular attention to Legionella risk upon return to use of facilities and have produce guidance on managing such risks.
Supporting Inclusivity in Reopening
Activity Alliance's new guidance will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments when activities resume to ensure the benefits of reopening can be enjoyed by all.
For more information or support, please contact:
Sports Facilities Development Officer
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
I am currently remote working, so please contact me via email/mobile phone (where provided).
- Sports Facilities Development
- Active Environments
- School and College community access
- Facilities Strategy Support
- 01509 564865