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December 2021

In England, we are now under measures that are part of government's 'Plan B' for coronavirus restrictions.

We recognise that decisions that apply to activities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taken by the devolved administrations. For further information and current advice contact Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland.

Latest government guidance for England - December 2021

England moved to ‘Plan B’ of the COVID-19 Autumn/Winter Plan, in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

- From Friday 10 December, face coverings will be legally required in most public indoor venues.

- From Monday 13 December, office workers who can work from home should do so. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to go to the workplace.

- From Wednesday 15th December, certain businesses and some events are required by law to check the COVID status of workers and customers, using the NHS COVID Pass. This includes unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees. To enter or work in these venues and events, customers and workers must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have tested negative in the last 48 hours (unless they are exempt from these requirements).

Sport England guidance

Under the government's 'Plan B' for coronavirus restrictions, for sport and physical activity this means that:

- There are no set restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, indoors and outdoors

- All forms of activities can take place without set restrictions. See Covid-19: Paddling activity in England.

- All sports facilities can open, including ancillary facilities. There are no indoor capacity limits, however, venues may put in place some restrictions and guidance for enclosed areas

- Organised sport participation events can take place outdoors with no capacity caps for participants or spectators

- There are some exemptions for face coverings relating to sport and physical activity, full details are available on the Government website

Full information on the current rules and what they mean for sport and activity, are available on the Sport England website

Full details on what paddling activities can take place without set restriction is available at Covid-19: Paddling activity in England from 19 July

DCMS - Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators