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Return to Play

Updated 15 October 2020 – Local tiers

Welcome to the return to play hub where you will find everything you need to help get you back on court with guidance, resources and links to key tools. This has now been updated to provide information on what is allowed and the restrictions in each of the three tiers now introduced. There are significant changes to what is permitted by the Government and we recommend you read the guidance carefully.

For more information on local playing restrictions, we have produced a table summary

We advise the following 3 steps before play:

1. Check your local COVID alert level here
2. Check any additional advice/restrictions put in place by your local authority - find local council
3. Check with venue before playing 

We have been advised by the DCMS the following applies in relation to travel:
  • Tier 1 - Medium: there are no restrictions on travel for sport or exercise.
  • Tier 2 - High: there are no restrictions on travel for sport or exercise, but you should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.
  • Tier 3 - Very high: You are advised not to travel into or out of areas that have a very high alert level, including for sport, unless this is necessary to enable individual exercise (or exercise for people from the same household or support bubble). This does not apply to travel where it is necessary to enable disability sport, sport for educational purposes, or supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s to take place.

If you can’t find you what you need or have any queries, please complete our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you. If you query is related to facilities, including letting us know if your facility is open or closed, please use our Return to Play – Venue Feedback form to get in touch.

We have simplified the return to play documents, so this roadmap now accompanies the guidance for players, clubs and competitions, coaches and facilities This document provides the background context and roadmap for the return to play.

Local Lockdowns

Click here to find out more information on the local lockdowns throughout the country.


Click here to view our FAQs that will help answer any queries you may have.

Membership 20/21

Click here to find out how we have been supporting you and how you can continue to support the sport.


Click here to view the return to play guidance infographics and to download for your own use.