Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:15

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport – Updated Coronavirus Statement - June

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport – Updated Coronavirus Statement 1 June 2020

On 10 May 2020, the government released their Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives approach as their next phase of the response to Covid 19. This guidance is still current and to control the virus we are still being encouraged to:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

From 1 June, you can now exercise alone, with members of your household, or with up to, but no more than 5 other people from outside your household while keeping 2 metres apart at all times. Gatherings of more than 6 people are not permitted (unless an exemption applies, for example, if you are from one household or if it's essential for work purposes). Social distancing of 2 metres applies to people outside of your household. If you are playing sport or exercising with people from your own household, the 2 metre rule does not apply.

  • Check in advance if the facilities you want to use have reopened.
  • When exercising in the countryside remember to follow the countryside code and act responsibly.
  • If possible, hand sanitise at intervals if your sport or recreation means you have to touch communal surfaces.
  • Once you are home remember to wash your hands.
  • Try to avoid using shared equipment such as racquets and bats.
  • If catering facilities are open at the venue (for takeaway items) respect social distancing whilst queuing for food and drink. Do not share food items, cups, plates or eating utensils with anyone else.

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For Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, this means that we will continue with our previous decisions to cancel or postpone a range of activities it is responsible for delivering in the immediate future, where it is not possible to implement social distancing. Our staff for the immediate future will continue to work from home. We will carry on developing our approaches to support people to be Healthy At Home through our online physical activity offer and will support Sports Businesses, Organisations and Clubs during this time. LRS is aware of the rapidly changing environment and will keep this decision under constant review as we continue monitor the latest advice from government and Public Health England.

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