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Update 15/10/20

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all well. I thought I'd shed a bit of light on the current situation after we had several calls to clarify our opening position in light of areas of Derbyshire moving into a Tier 2 zone. 

First off is to clarify that the 3 tier system currently doesn't apply to our existing business operations as outlined below by Sport England.

For reference to help you with your planning, we are in the High Peak Council area of Derbyshire and are currently in a Tier 1 area (there were some areas of the High Peak to the West that were originally identified as Tier 2 and also North East Derbyshire - which applies to the area immediately west of Chesterfield). As it stands, out business is largely unaffected by the recent changes as most of the rules apply to 'social interactions' rather than operating in a 'Covid Secure' business environment.

Sport England have produced some nice information about how the Tier's may affect you/us.

Sport England - Latest government guidance

Every part of England is now in one of three Covid-19 alert levels: Tier 1 (medium), Tier 2 (high) and Tier 3 (very high). Here’s a summary of what this mean for sport and physical activity:

Tier 1 (medium)

National restrictions, introduced from 24 September, continue to apply.


Organised individual and team sports that have been through return to play protocols can continue, while adhering to the 'rule of six', which means playing in a group of no more than six people.

There are exemptions to this: under-18s, disabled people and, if for educational purposes, over-18s, can play in any number.

Other indoor activity, such as exercise classes, can continue in larger numbers based on the size of the venue, provided that people are in separate groups of up to six people, or larger groups if they’re from the same household or support bubble, which do not mix.

Gyms and leisure facilities can stay open, and the ‘rule of six’ applies to informal activity.


National governing body-approved organised team sport, exercise classes and outdoor licensed physical activity and sport participation events can happen in any number provided they're in line with Covid-secure guidance.

The ‘rule of six’ applies to informal sport.

Tier 2 (high)


Organised individual and team sport must be played by a single household or support bubble.

Exemptions laid out in Tier 1 on specific groups of people who can play in larger numbers continue to apply.

Exercise classes can also continue as per the rules under Tier 1, while informal sport can only be played indoors by a single household or support bubble.

Gyms and leisure facilities can stay open.


There's no change to the guidance for outdoor sport and physical activity – the Tier 1 rules still apply.

Tier 3 (very high)

Guidance under this tier is subject to change, depending on local and national government agreements.


Sport and physical activity can be played as per the guidance under Tier 2.

Gyms and leisure facilities may have to close depending on local approaches to business closures.


Sport and physical activity can be played as per the guidance under Tier 1.

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