COVID-19 Support & Business Continuity
We’re here to support our members during these challenging times. Please get in touch with us if you have any concerns or questions.
Please see our Coronavirus updates below, including information, support and advice for our members, this includes the latest recordings of our Business Continuity webinars for the sector. We have collated some early examples of good practice to share with the sector, we have also been working on the phased return to sport in conjunction with Welsh Government, Sport Wales, WSA members, facility providers and other interested parties.
Furthermore we have developed a Covid-19 Awareness Course for the Sports and Recreation Sector, inconjunction with Right Directions, please follow the link below for further details…
Phased Return to Sport Planning Groups
Since early-April, WSA has been working with the Welsh Government and Sport Wales to guide a responsible and managed return to sport in Wales.
Working towards each phase of the review of the lockdown regulations, every 21 days. WSA has convened groups looking at the challenges faced by different parts of the sporting landscape in Wales. We have convened groups made up of NGBs, facility providers and other interested parties to examine the potential easing of lockdown and the challenges that will arise.
Initially, six groups were put in place, looking at
- Outdoor Sports, played individually or socially distanced
- Outdoor Team Sports
- Indoor Sports played individually or socially distanced
- Indoor Team Sports
- Facility providers
- Elite and Professional Sports/Athletes.
These groups have since been cut down to four, retaining single Outdoor and Indoor groups, as well as Facility providers and Elite groups.
Each group will feed evidence and suggestions into the Welsh Government that can be taken into consideration for the easing of regulation. They also provide a forum for sharing good practice as we move through lockdown.
Groups meet regularly, currently at least twice every three weeks, with WSA, Sport Wales and Welsh Government involved in each call in order to gather evidence.
A traffic light guide for moving out of lockdown.
The Welsh Government detailed in their publication ‘Unlocking our society and economy: continuing the conversation’ a detailed a traffic light guide for moving out of lockdown. The guide below highlights the specific steps for excercise, playing sport and games.
Descriptions in bold represent the current status of measures in Wales (at 07 July 2020). As described in the publication, it is possible that we could move more quickly in some areas than others as the evidence changes and we understand more about the risks and how they can be managed in different settings.