Guidance and webinar “Planning for Social Distancing at Sports Grounds”
The UK Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has published its guidance SG02: Planning for Social Distancing at Sports Grounds. Its goal is to enable sports grounds to effectively plan for the re-admittance of spectators.
Martyn Henderson, Chief Executive of the SGSA, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on sport. We know the immense pressures that sports grounds and clubs, their owners, staff, players and supporters have faced. Bringing fans back into grounds while maintaining social distancing will bring new challenges. Just as we have all had to learn new behaviours in order to reduce the spread of the virus, sports grounds too will need to significantly adapt. This guidance provides sports grounds with the knowledge and guidance they need to plan for the safe return of fans with confidence.
Our purpose is, and always will be, ensuring fans can watch live sport safely. The return to full stadia will not happen overnight. However, our new guidance provides sports grounds with the tools to enable some spectators to return safely.”
SGSA will run a webinar which will discuss the implementation of the guidance. This free to join webinar will take place on 9 and 11 September. To join either of these please select the date below and register your details.