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Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is providing guidance to help eligible sports facilities reopen to the public at the end of this month.

From 29 March, outdoor only organised sports, sports facilities and children’s activities will be legally allowed to resume. Businesses will be required to carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment as well as providing a Covid-secure environment by ensuring households do not mix, face coverings are worn and any necessary indoor facilities, such as toilets can be used safely.

The Mid-Kent services team has produced guidance relevant to each of the three sectors, available on the MBC website. The reopening of these three sectors is the next stage in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown and an important step in restarting the economy.

John Foster, MBC’s Head of Regeneration and Economic Development comments:

“These businesses will be delighted that they can finally reopen their doors and we want to help them to do that as safely as possible.

“With the warmer weather returning and school holidays upon us, the public will welcome the opportunity to return to the many outdoor sports facilities available in the borough.

“I would urge businesses to follow their specific sport and sector guidance as it becomes available and hope that the general guidance we are providing will assist them to think about how they can best make their activities Covid secure. We look forward to helping more of Maidstone’s economy return to more normal trading conditions in the coming months.”

Businesses are reminded that the guidance is based on latest government legislation at the time it was created. All business operators should regularly check and follow the government guidance for their specific sector.  It is important to consider each premises and business individually and put in any appropriate measures to make them Covid secure.

For more information on detailed government guidance, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-the-public-and-sport-providers


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