Wales guidance - Updated 13 November

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  • Up to 30 people can take part in organised outdoor activities, but the organisers will need to take all reasonable measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
  • Gyms, indoor leisure facilities and community centres can open - Up to 15 people can take part in an organised indoor group activity (such as an exercise class, personal training or indoor sport).
 



Outdoors
Up to 30 people can take part in organised outdoor activities, but the organisers will need to take all reasonable measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

  • Coaches or trainers organising or supporting the activity in a work or voluntary capacity are not included in these maximum numbers.
  • Children aged under 11 are also not included in these maximum group numbers.
  • There is no limit on the number of children under the age of 18 who can participate in or facilitate an organised sport activity for the development or well-being of children. The number of children aged under 18 who can legally participate is constrained only by the boundaries of the setting and the need for sufficient adults to be present to supervise.
  • You should observe social distancing and hygiene guidance at all times, however limited breaches of physical distancing outdoors are possible where this is risk assessed and mitigated.
  • You should follow any additional guidance issued by governing bodies. For group exercise, EMD UK has created an instructor support pack.

Indoors
Gyms, indoor leisure facilities and community centres can open.

  • Up to 15 people can take part in an organised indoor group activity (such as an exercise class, personal training or indoor sport).
  • Coaches or trainers organising or supporting the activity in a work or voluntary capacity are not included in these maximum numbers.
  • Children aged under 11 are also not included in these maximum group numbers.
  • There is no limit on the number of children under the age of 18 who can participate in or facilitate an organised sport activity for the development or well-being of children. The number of children aged under 18 who can legally participate is constrained only by the boundaries of the setting and the need for sufficient adults to be present to supervise.
  • Simultaneous groups of up to 15 people will be able to take part in organised activities indoors, using the ukactive guidance (100 sq ft per person) to determine the maximum capacity for each setting.
  • You should follow any additional guidance issued by governing bodies. For group exercise, CIMSPA and EMD UK recommend allowing 2m x 2m of space per participant, or 3m x 3m for classes involving movement. EMD UK has created an instructor support pack with further guidance.
  • Individual exercise (e.g. gym visits, swimming) can take place, using the ukactive guidance (100 sq ft per person) to determine the maximum capacity for each setting.
  • You should observe social distancing and hygiene guidance at all times.

Elite Sport
Elite sports that were suspended during the firebreak will be able to resume. Athletes and coaches designated in this group should liaise with their governing body for further guidance and support.

Face Coverings
Wearing face coverings is a legal requirement in shops and other indoor public places in Wales, including gyms and leisure centres.

  • You and your clients will need to wear a face covering indoors when preparing to exercise, changing or undertaking any activity that isn’t strenuous, especially when in close contact with other people.
  • The World Health Organisation advises against wearing a face covering when exercising as sweat can make a face covering become wet more quickly, making it difficult to breathe and promoting the growth of microorganisms. It advises the important preventative measure during exercise is to maintain physical distance from others.

You can find more information on the Sport Wales website.

The Welsh Government guidance is available here.

 

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