Health and wellbeing Coronavirus - leisure activities

Outdoor sports and play areas

Rules and Guidance

Whilst you’re being active, your personal safety is of paramount importance to us. Please ensure you adhere to the following guidelines when using any of Manchester’s outdoor sports and play facilities.

Outdoor Sports & Play Areas

How you can engage with sports outside from 4 July. In England, the public can meet people they do not live with as long as social distancing measures are being followed (minimum of 1 metre apart).

  • You can play sports in groups of no more than six people from different households
  •  Members of the same households can play sport together in public
  • From 4 July, the public can also meet in a group of 2 households (including their support bubble), in any location – public or private, indoors or outdoors. This does not need to be the same household each time.
  •  Players need to provide their own equipment
  • Players should take responsibility for their own personal hygiene and precautions, carrying hand sanitiser if you can
  •  Clean your equipment, including water bottles, before and after use
  • Additional guidance may apply for individual sport / play areas
  •  Do not share water / equipment with people outside your household group
  • Avoid touching any court gates, fences, benches, fixed surfaces etc. if possible
  • Do not congregate after playing
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
  • Necessary preparations are being implemented to ensure all our sports facilities are safe to use and fit for purpose.

Necessary preparations are being implemented across the city to ensure all our sports facilities and play areas are safe to use and fit for purpose.

Please continue to check this page or follow MCRactive across social media for regular updates #MCRactive.

For guidance on athletics and running visit the England Athletics website

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