Clubs and organisations all over the country are experiencing lots of challenges due to COVID-19. We've pulled together a list of some of the available advice and sources of help which you can use to support your club or business
While we've got your attention, a quick note for those of you with premises: with normal meetings not happening and a decrease in domestic burgularies, make sure your clubhouse and equipment is safe. Consider taking anything of real value with you (including any financial details) and organise a rota of members to make regular checks.
Government advice on easing of lockdown as at 11 July
With the next steps made to ease some lockdown restrictions from July 11, certain indoor and outdoor activities are allowed provided precautions are taken. Read the official detail:
Return to play guidence
As restrictions ease and the sport and physical activity sector begins to reopen, Sport England have produced guidence to support clubs.
An A-Z of support
The Sport and Recreation Alliance have provided a huge amount of information which is a one-stop shop for government help, alternative funding sources, tax, insurance, tips on retaining staff and more.
CIMSPA offer advice and guidance to support the sport and activity sector workforce, including partner offers for businesses in the sector.
National Council Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have useful information for those working in the voluntary sector.
EMD UK provide tips for dance and exercise instructors on practical matters including how to take classes online and the insurance implications.
Coaching skills support
UK Coaching have a lots of info online and registering with them is free. Whether it's tips for online coaching or virtual safeguarding courses, their resources can help you use your downtime effectively and be even better prepared when things return to normal.
Curious Coaches' Club: What are the things that separate good coaches from great coaches? One element is the urge to find out more and keep learning. This is where the ‘Curious Coaches' Club’ comes in- an online community from UK Coaching where you can engage with experts and like-minded coaches.
Keeping members engaged
Maintaining good communication with club members or customers to your sessions will be key to coming out of the other side with decent attendee numbers. Make sure your'e sharing ideas to keep them in good physical condition and help their mental health - you can point them towards our C-19 pages for inspiration as we're always adding to them.
And for clubs who are looking to do something a little different to appeal to their membership base, Proper Active give some ideas on how to keep members engaged and connected.