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Outdoor sports facilities

Mid Kent Environmental Health

Guidance for outdoor sports facilities opening up on the 29 March 2021.


What do I need to do?


Carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment to determine the hazards and risk associated with your business.

  • Step 1 - Identify hazards
  • Step 2 - Identify who can be harmed
  • Step 3 – Assess the risk
  • Step 4 - Implement control measures
  • Step 5 – Review regularly

Check out the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website for guidance on risk assessments.

You should look at government guidance regularly as you prepare to restart activities as it can change quickly.

You should follow any advice and guidance given by your sport’s governing body.

Key date


29 March 2021

Central government has been clear in their message that the dates suggested for each phase of the reopening is a guide only. The actual dates that each stage occur will be informed by data and subject to four distinct tests.

See here for guidance see here for legislation.

Key points


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icons-for-covid-safe-guidance Up to 6 people per group only or 2 households/linked households.
icons for covid safe guidance Ensure customers / participants do not mix outside their groups.
icons for covid safe guidance Toilet facilities are ok to use.


Ensure you are Covid-secure.

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Wear a face covering if going inside.


Ensure that you follow contact tracing rules.

Do not...

x to indicate things not to do

sign saying closed Do not use changing rooms.
group of people Do not allow spectators including parents of participants, or groups to mingle.
house with an x sign Do not use indoor facilities or outdoor hospitality seating.

Points to consider

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  • How are you going to ensure toilets do not become
  • How will you ensure groups do not mix?
  • How will you ensure social distancing?
  • Have you considered pre-booking activity and parking
    to aid crowd control
  • Do you have sufficient PPE?
  • How and when will you sanitise any equipment?
  • Do you have hand sanitiser?
  • Do you have a track and trace system in place?
  • Download your signage from our posters and signs for businesses page

Contact for advice

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Mid Kent Environmental Health Services

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