Sports facilities not affected by Rule of Six

Sports facilities, including gyms and pools, are not affected by new restrictions on the numbers of people allowed to meet up.

Following the announcement that social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government has confirmed that organised sports, fitness and leisure activities that have been through COVID-secure protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events.

People can continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools, and classes within these venues can continue as they are now. The new rule does mean that people should not arrive at these venues socially in groups of more than six.

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