Step 1
No earlier than 8th March
The Stay at Home restriction will continue but it will be amended so that people can leave home for recreation as well as exercise outdoors – with their own household, support or childcare bubble, or with one person from another household. Social distancing and other safe behaviours should be followed

No earlier than 29th March
The Government will also allow outdoor sports facilities to reopen, broadening the options for outdoor exercise and recreation. These facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts, and swimming pools, can be used by people in line with the wider social contact limits. Formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart and will not be subject to the gatherings limits, but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies.

Step 2
No earlier than 12th April
Indoor leisure, including gyms, can open. This is for individuals or groups from the same household. All children will be able to attend any indoor children’s activity, including sport, regardless of circumstance. Parent and child groups of up to 15 people (not counting children aged under five years old) can restart indoors.

Step 3
No earlier than 17th May
Organised adult indoor sport can start again.

Step 4
No earlier than 21st June
All previous Covid-19 restrictions are to be lifted.

Active Cheshire Team

The government’s compiled detailed guidance on reopening outdoor and indoor sports facilities; a framework for the return of team sports; keeping facilities and equipment clean; keeping staff and customers safe; what to do about restaurants, changing rooms and car parks, and more.

Click here to find out more

Government Guidance

Active Cheshire’s mission is to embed physical activity into all aspects of everyday life by 2040.

We are a multi-award winning Charity that are passionate about positively changing the lives of people in our region and beyond.

What does Active Cheshire Do?

As the lead body for physical activity and sport in Cheshire and Warrington, it is our job to engage, educate, enable, inspire and influence the local community as well as a wide range of organisations, stakeholders and partners locally, nationally and even globally to change.

In fact, most of what Active Cheshire does is to do with change.  Changing hearts and minds, encouraging behavioural change, changing attitudes and mindsets, changing habits, even changing ourselves as a charity to adapt to the changing needs and challenges in an increasingly inactive society.

We have an inclusive approach, which means our reach is everyone. All age groups, genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and circumstances whether or not they are active or non-active – across the general public and organisations of all sizes and sectors.

The result of our work is to change people’s behaviour and habits towards being active, in order to improve their overall wellbeing and to live healthier, happier, more enriched, longer lives – that as a consequence are more productive and prosperous.  

How do Active Cheshire do this?

First formed in 1989, Active Cheshire now take a whole system approach to work with a diverse range of organisations to have a positive impact in all walks of life; ensuring people can embed activity into all aspects of everyday life – at home, school, in the workplace and everywhere in between.

We work to a Blueprint to tackle physical inactivity that has been inspired by a local MOVEment, co-produced by a dedicated taskforce and cross-sector partners.  The Blueprint document sets out a whole system approach to tackling physical activity and targets 5 key pillars –  Active DesignActive Kids, Active Workplace, Active Minds, and Activators.

Who does Active Cheshire work with?

As an organisation Active Cheshire works across the whole of the market partnering with a diverse range of organisations to have a positive impact in all walks of life; ensuring people can get active at home, school, in the workplace and everywhere in between.

Active Cheshire work with public health, local businesses, local government, education, environment, infrastructure and transport partners to name a few.

We want to make sustainable physical activity accessible to all by changing the way people think and their habits, as well as providing opportunities and helping people realise that any physical activity, not matter how small, is a success.

So, why is Physical Activity so Important?

Regular physical activity is an important part of living well and general wellbeing. People who lead an active lifestyle are less likely to develop serious illnesses and health conditions and more likely to live longer, healthier lives.  Click here to find out more.



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Active Cheshire are changing lives in Cheshire and Warrington.  Your donation can help us to get more people active.

The result is a happier, healthier, more productive community that lives longer.  Help us to fund vital projects across the region, to tackle inactivity and embed physical activity into all aspects of everyday life.