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pisspants Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:25

Does anyone know whether these will still be allowed to continue? Am thinking of sports my DC which are outdoor and steps have been taken to make more "Covid secure" since the summer. Am suspecting it's a no. Just trying to gauge as may be a while before hearing from their clubs.

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WindChimeTinkle Sat 31-Oct-20 20:06:58

I would like to know as well. I'm fucking fuming.

Nomaj Sat 31-Oct-20 20:08:04

I suspect they will stop.

Aside from anything else it will encourage travel which they want to discourage.

whattheheckactually Sat 31-Oct-20 20:08:37

Guidance I just read on sky news website said professional sports can continue but amateur ones cannot.

CharBart Sat 31-Oct-20 20:08:51

Really hoping they allow children’s outdoor sports to continue....

Aurorie11 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:09:02

According to Sky elite sports continue but not amateur. Don’t know if they will draw a difference between adult and children sports

OhDear2200 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:09:15

This is the one area I’m fuming about. It’s not fair!

frozendaisy Sat 31-Oct-20 20:09:45

I am presuming all extra curricular activities to stop.

PM said all "leisure" ...........which I presume means sport/dance/clubs

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sat 31-Oct-20 20:09:48

The to organisation im part of is awaiting more info from the National Youth Agency. But general feel is is we will close again. Debating whether Tuesday session will go ahead right now.

Dollybagwash Sat 31-Oct-20 20:17:07

Dance teacher here sad it's a no! All studios in England need to shut Thursday.

BunsyGirl Sat 31-Oct-20 20:20:29

What happens about sport in schools? My DCs have tennis, gymnastics etc at school. Can this continue?

tealcheese Sat 31-Oct-20 20:22:46

Anyone have any idea about baby/toddler classes?

ihearttc Sat 31-Oct-20 20:24:58

My friend just posted this, says decision not been made yet.

Jrobhatch29 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:27:16

I really hope my two little boys football will continue. They both love it so much

cologne4711 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:27:19

I was also wondering this. My running club chairman has already posted on FB that organised sessions must stop, but I've not seen anything official, only in relation to hospitality. I've not even seen anything saying gyms and swimming pools must close.

cologne4711 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:27:39


Dance teacher here sad it's a no! All studios in England need to shut Thursday.

Where is this set out please?

Dollybagwash Sat 31-Oct-20 20:29:47

@cologne4711 I hope this link works. It's a group I'm in for teachers. I'm actually in Scotland but all my English friends preparing for closure

cologne4711 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:30:58

Sky news seem to have a bit more detail than the BBC or the Times, but not sure where they are getting it from:

Ouchy Sat 31-Oct-20 20:35:32

Outdoor organised sports for children should absolutely continue. What about long term objectives for NHS around health/fitness, and obesity avoidance - which, additionally, helps reduce risk of severe covid (i.e. prevention agenda)?!? If they stop this that would be ridiculously short sighted

sirfredfredgeorge Sat 31-Oct-20 20:43:16

Yes Ouchy, but sadly none of the policies are remotely costed in those terms, it's all short termism, longer term impacts are just things. Obesity is just another thing to blame on "people being bad", the same as lockdown is "people not following the rules", rather than political decisions which encourage or facilitate fitness.

mamaduckbone Sat 31-Oct-20 20:49:56

We've just had a message from dc's rugby club to say tomorrow will be last session until December. Rubbish but understandable as they come from about 4 different schools.sad

BlackPetunia Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:15

if they are shutting shops and people are furloughed then kids sports are not important either!

ihearttc Sun 01-Nov-20 17:42:49

Don’t suppose anyone has any updated news on this?

DS played his last game today and it was so sad, like March all over again.

Rabbitholebonkers Sun 01-Nov-20 18:07:22


Mine too. We made the most of it. sad

Purpler5 Sun 01-Nov-20 18:48:59

Nothing formal here but the assumption is they’ll stop I think. Gutted. And I fear it will be for more than 4 weeks. sad

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