In these uncertain times for sport and physical activity providers, it's important to keep up to date on the latest information:
As of the 4th of January, Calderdale is under new national restrictions. We must stay at home except for very specific circumstances – please see the Calderdale Council website for the most up to date information on national restrictions and information on local council services.
There is also detail specific to sport and exercise available on the Sport England website.
Please note that there are two exemptions to the national lockdown restrictions for sport and activity:
- Organised outdoor sport for disabled people can continue.
- Elite sportspeople (and their coaches if necessary, or parents/guardians if they are under 18) - or those on an official elite sports pathway - are allowed to meet in larger groups, to compete and train.
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 Calderdale Council, Sport England and the Government website.
If you don't see the answer to your questions on any of t 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.
All Council Sport and Leisure Centres are now closed, 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?
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 the Yorkshire Sport Foundation 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: email@example.com