National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have responsibility for managing their specific sport in England. They are independent, self-appointed organisations that deliver programmes that encourage more people playing sport.

From April 2017, Sport England is investing nearly £189 million of National Lottery and Government funding into 46 NGBs to get more people playing sport regularly and keeping that healthy habit. HSP works directly with NGBs to help ensure successful outcomes, increasing participation, coaching, club development, disability and talent development. For more information about how Sport England works with the NGBs, visit the Sport England website.

National Governing Bodies (NGB) – Covid-19 Guidance


A list of each NGB’s guidance and restrctions in returning to activity can be found on following link.

Return to Sport and Physical Activity Guidance

Sport England have compiled and extensive list of frequently asked questions to help you figure how your activity is affected in each tier.

Sport England – Coronavirus FAQ

Further Useful Links


Grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events

Guidance on the phased return of elite sport

Working Safely during Covid 19 – Guidance for people who work in grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities

Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Guidance for full opening schools – wraparound provision and extra curricular activity

Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What FE Colleges & Providers need to do

Guidance for accessing green spaces

Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms


Chris Samways 
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