10 things you can now do in Sheffield after Covid-19 'Rule of Six' and outdoor sports changes

Rules on social contact and outdoor activities were relaxed this week, giving people more freedom to meet up – These are ten things you can do legally under the next step of the Government’s roadmap plan.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:40 pm
Rules on social contact and outdoor activities were relaxed this week, giving people more freedom to meet up – These are ten things you can do legally under the next step of the Government’s roadmap plan.

The easing of restrictions on Monday (March 29) saw the “stay at home” order come to an end.

Groups of up to six, or two households, can socialise in parks and gardens once more, while outdoor sports facilities can reopen after the stay-at-home order ended on Monday.

Football and cricket pitches, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor swimming pools, golf courses and sailing clubs are now free to reopen after months of being shut.

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People in England can now enjoy outdoor sports including football as the coronavirus restrictions were eased on Monday.

Organised team sports can also resume outdoors, meaning grassroots competitions can take place ahead of the Easter break without the need for social distancing.

You no longer need an excuse to justify going out, and there is no specific limit on how far you can travel - but the Government is advising people to stay local and urging the public to use their common sense.

These are ten things that people across Sheffield can enjoy doing once again.

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Up to six people or two households can now meet outside after the restrictions were eased on Monday, but Social distancing of 2m from people outside your bubble should continue.
People in England can now play Tennis as sports courts were opened up after the coronavirus restrictions were eased on Monday.
Golf courses have opened again, but, in most cases, these will have to be booked in advance in order to maintain social distancing.
The “stay at home” order came to an end on 29 March, although strict travel restrictions will still apply. The government is instead urging people to “stay local”, and guidance states that travel should continue to be minimised wherever possible.
Open-air swimming pools can now open in the first wave of lockdown easing. Hathersage outdoor pool reopened on Monday, March 29, after months of lockdown.
Up to six people or two households can now meet outside after the restrictions were eased on Monday, but Social distancing of 2m from people outside your bubble should continue.
Outdoor formally organised grassroots sport for adults and children can now return as of March 29, 2021. If a sport is not formally organised, it can only take place within the rules on social contact – in groups of up to six people, or two households.
People can now travel to beauty spots like this one at Bolehills Park in Sheffield after the stay at home order was lifted.
After some of the restrictions were eased it is now legal for two households or six people to gather for a BBQ.