Prime Minister sets out return from restrictions

Prime Minister sets out return from restrictions

Prime Minister sets out return from restrictions, positive news for basketball

Below are the key points from the PM’s address today.

What will be allowed in England from 8 March

  • Under-18 sport can take place at school as part of educational provision, or as part of wraparound care.
  • The stay-at-home restriction will continue but will be amended so people can leave home for recreation as well as exercise outdoors – with their own household, support or childcare bubble, or with one person from another household. Social distancing and other safe behaviours should be followed.

From 29 March

  • Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and outdoor swimming pools, can reopen. Formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart and will not be subject to the gatherings limits.
  • No earlier than 12 April

    • Indoor leisure (including gyms) open for use individually or within household groups.
    • All children will be able to attend any indoor children’s activity, including sport, regardless of circumstance. Parent and child groups of up to 15 people (not counting children aged under five years old) can restart indoors.

    No earlier than 17 May

    • Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes.
    • Sports events indoors will be allowed up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower, while outdoor events will have a capacity of either 50% or 4,000 people, whichever is lower.
    • There will be a special provision for large, outdoor, seated venues where crowds can be safely distributed, allowing up to 10,000 people or 25% of total seated capacity, whichever is lower.

    Basketball England will update the basketball community on revised Return To Play guidance as soon as possible.