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Information for Sport and Physical Activity Providers

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Last Update: 3/7/20 - 16:00pm

In these uncertain times for sport and physical activity providers, it's important to keep up to date on the latest information.

If you don't see the answer to your questions on this list, please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Information and Support from the Government

For the latest information on Government support for businesses, including those who are self-employed, see the local information from Calderdale Council, or see the government dedicated businesses web page.

For the latest information and updates on COVID-19 in Calderdale, visit the Calderdale Council COVID-19 dedicated page.

For up to date information from Sport England see the constantly updated Sport England advice to the sector

Council Provision

At the time of writing, all Calderdale Council leisure and sports facilities remain closed. The Council continues to review services and all options for a safe return to business and will let customers know as soon as any decision is made to re-open facilities. Check our service disruption page for updates, and do not try to use any of the facilities until they are listed as open.

Bookings are being considered for the upcoming football and rugby seasons subject to the guidance. If a club wishes to make a formal booking to use the facilities then they will need to complete a booking form and send completed risk assessments. Changing facilities and toilets remain closed. Please email lettings assistant with your requirements.

Things you can do to enhance your offering

Sport England have produced resources to help you get ready to return to play.

For Community Sports clubs, why not use this time to help forward plan by completing the Club Matters Club Improvement tool?

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 Curios Coaches Club.

Sign up to a free workshop on topics like Mental health in sport and physical activity on the Active Partnerships website.

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:

If you're thinking about delivering sessions online, or you're already delivering them, then please sign up to our activity finder.

Sign up to our Activity Finder

If you're delivering online sessions or not, signing up to our activity finder will be beneficial to your club or session. 

Signing up allows us to promote your current online sessions, and helps us to signpost you to the public once things return to normal.

If you sign up to our finder, you'll also appear on other activity finder websites, such as the Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Change for Life - so you'll be reaching a much wider audience.

For more details on the finder and instructions on how to sign up please see this instructional video.

NOTE: there is now an option to list your session as an online live stream in the location tab - if you're delivering an online session, be sure to provide details of that too.


Are you looking to volunteer some time to help support the vulnerable in Calderdale? Or do you need to register for help yourself? See the Council Coronavirus volunteering page.

You could also consider the Council for Voluntary Organisation website for up to date advice.

Contact Us

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: