In these uncertain times for sport and physical activity providers, it's important to keep up to date on the latest information:
The COVID-19 local restrictions in Calderdale are still in effect - Calderdale is currently under Tier 2 restrictions. See Sport England's guidance on the new tier system for more information on how this affects sport and physical activity.
You can find all the detail on the local restrictions in Calderdale on the Calderdale Council website.
There is also a Sport England return to play FAQ packed with useful information around group sizes, advice for indoor sports, gyms and other facilities, outdoor sports and disability sports.
For specific questions, the best source of information on your specific sport or activity will be from your National Governing Body - be sure to check their website for guidance as well as ours.
If you don't see the answer to your questions on this list or from your National Governing Body, please email ActiveCalderdale@calderdale.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Information and Support from the Government
In October, Sport England released their Return to Play Fund to offer financial support to groups, clubs and organisations who’ve been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the disease, with grants ranging from £300 to £50,000.
For Government advice see: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation
The majority of Council Sport and Leisure Centres are now open, see the council service disruption page for the full details.
Things you can do to enhance your offering
For Community Sports clubs, why not use this time to help forward plan by completing the Club Matters Club Improvement tool?
Sported have produced a reopening checklist.
UK Coaching / CPSU are now providing Online Classrooms for Safeguarding and Protecting Children to enable coaches to access.
You could learn from your coaching peers, or pass on some knowledge with the Curious Coaches Club.
Check out some of the free lessons on leading sports and physical activity in all forms on the Yorkshire and Humber Learning Community Website.
Mind have produced this online course for mental health awareness for sport and physical activity.
Delivering Your Sessions Online
If you're interested in running an online session but aren't sure if Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, or others are the right fit, we've compiled some resources to help:
- London Sport has compiled a list of platforms you can use to host live online training sessions, tips for delivering classes online & the equipment you need. You can find the information on their dedicated webpage or you can watch the webinar.
- Imin has also created a guide to help activity providers of all shapes and sizes take their expertise online.
If you're thinking about delivering sessions online, or you're already delivering them, then please sign up to our activity finder.
To make sure we're being of much help as we can be, we want to hear from as many clubs and providers in Calderdale as possible. If you have any questions, requests or ideas to share with us please email: firstname.lastname@example.org