Gymnastics under the tier system in England

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Gymnastics in tiers in England
All areas in England have been placed into a regional, local restriction tier system to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Below we have outlined what gymnastics activity is permitted to take place in each tier.

To check what tier your area is in, please use the government’s postcode checker.

Tier 1 – Medium

  • Activity for under 18s (including those who are aged under 18 before 31st August 2020) and disabled participants can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.
  • Activities and disciplines identified within the Team Sport Framework Action Plan can take place for under 18s and disabled participants. 
  • Parent and toddler sessions can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.  
  • Adults can take part in gymnastics sessions indoors. Where team sport activity is taking place the rule of six must be followed.

Tier 2 – High

  • Activity for under 18s (including those who are aged under 18 before 31st August 2020) and disabled participants can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan. 
  • Activities and disciplines identified within the Team Sport Framework Action Plan can take place for under 18s and disabled participants. 
  • Parent and toddler sessions can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan.  
  • Adults may continue to train individually (unless part of the same household or support bubble i.e. only one person on a piece of apparatus at any one time or individual warm-ups).
  • Activity under the Team Sport Framework for those aged 18 and over is not permitted (unless part of the same household or support bubble).

Tier 3 – Very High

In this tier, tighter restrictions are in place to combat very high levels of infections.

  • Activity for under 18s (including those who are aged under 18 before 31st August 2020) and disabled participants can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan. 
  • Activities and disciplines identified within the Team Sport Framework Action Plan can take place for under 18s and disabled participants. 
  • Parent and toddler sessions can take place under the Covid-secure guidance outlined in the Step Forward Plan. Please note, indoor play centres, and areas including soft play must close under tier 3 local restrictions, therefore sessions where children under 5 and adults have free movement of the gymnastics space should not take place. This also includes ‘free play’ sessions for children of any age.
  • Adults may continue to train individually (unless part of the same household or support bubble i.e. only one person on a piece of apparatus at any one time or individual warm-ups).
  • Activity under the Team Sport Framework for those aged 18 and over is not permitted (unless part of the same household or support bubble).

Activity for elite athletes can continue to take place across all three tiers. More information on the restrictions can be found on gov.uk.

For further information around travelling, spectating and other topics, please see our FAQs .

We have also updated our club support page where you will find information on what government support is available, guidance on employment and furlough, activities for your members and health and safety.

If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, please see our Home Country guidance.

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