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Where to play sport during lockdown near me

Following government advice regarding lockdown restrictions issued on 10th May 2020, some sports facilities may open from 13th May 2020 to allow members of the public to take daily exercise, subject to social distancing measures. If you choose to play sport during lockdown, please adhere to these guidelines.

These measures regarding physical activity from 13th May are as follows:

  • You may exercise outdoors as often as you wish – while maintaining social distancing measures
  • You may use outdoor sports courts or facilities such as tennis courts, basketball courts, or golf courses – either with members of your household, or with one other person while maintaining a 2 metre distance
  • Do NOT go to any indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or or swim in any public swimming pool
  • Do NOT use any outdoor gym or playground

For full details on the latest government guidelines, please visit the government’s coronavirus page.

This page will be updated with any changes as and when more sports facilities are able to open on a restricted play basis.

Where can I play sport and which sports can I play?

Maintaining government guidelines means that not all sports facilities can open. However, the following sports can be played subject to social distancing measures:

Play tennis near me

Tennis courts and padel courts throughout England are beginning to open again. To see which facilities are beginning to open in your area, check out our ‘Where you can play tennis during lockdown‘ guide for an up to date list.

Play golf near me

Golf courses have also started to open up across England. See where you can play 9 or 18-hole golf in London near you on Playfinder’s open golf courses list.


Please make sure that if you choose to play sport, you follow government advice on social distancing.