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Latest National Governing Body COVID-19 updates

On Wednesday Tuesday 22nd February, the Government announced an exit plan out of lockdown that would see the return of outdoor sport on the 29th March.

Please see the table below for the latest National Governing Body COVID-19 updates in England. Should there be any change in the Government guidance regarding grassroots sports over the coming weeks, Playfinder will update NGB announcements accordingly.

Table last updated: 22/02/2021

 Can you play as of 29th March?
Latest NGB guidance
Football Yes (more detail to follow) The FA
Tennis Yes (outdoors only) The LTA
Badminton TBC Badminton England
Squash TBC England Squash
Cricket TBC The ECB
Basketball TBC Basketball England
Netball Yes (outdoor only) England Netball
Golf Yes England Golf
Hockey TBC England Hockey
Rugby Yes (more detail to follow) England Rugby
Swimming Yes (outdoor only) Swim England
Volleyball Yes (outdoor and beach) Volleyball England


Sport England’s latest statement on school and organised outdoor sport and physical activity can be found here. If there are any sports not on the list you would like to know about please let us know.

If you are managing or know of a venue that is looking for extra funding please visit here.

Keep safe,
Team Playfinder