5th January 2021

England National Lockdown

The government announced a new national lockdown in England on Monday 4 Janaury amid Covid-19 infection rates.

The lockdown has implications on what exercise can take place and, therefore, handball activity.

Under the lockdown people should look to minimise time spent outside your home.

Information on the Sport England website states:

It's against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they're part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you shouldn't travel outside your local area.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you're legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with one person from another household (going for a walk with someone counts as exercise). Social distancing should be maintained and no equipment should be shared

Exercise outdoors should be limited to once per day, and you shouldn’t travel outside your local area to do so.

Public outdoor places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • the grounds of a heritage site
  • playgrounds.


Posted in England Handball Association