Coronavirus: Sports and Play Projects

As a result of the current restrictions to daily life that have been put in place by the Government, many people are now working from home, where they can, including a large number from across the sports and play industry. So far, the Government’s advice is that external construction projects are allowed to continue, but only if it is possible for contractors to comply with the official guidance on social distancing and the procedures for the safe operation of sites.

This is a very considerable challenge, both for the specialist work that take place on site to build and maintain sports and play facilities, and for the industry’s workforce as people travel to and from the various projects on which they are employed. Added to that, the industry is now experiencing increasing difficulties in obtaining the supplies of materials and products that are essential to deliver projects, and clients should be aware that a great many projects are having to be suspended for the time being. We would advise any clients that may be affected to discuss their own situation with the individual contractor (or contractors) that they have engaged.

During the coronavirus emergency SAPCA is in close contact with sports councils, sports governing bodies, funding agencies and other key stakeholders to work together to produce and share helpful information and guidance for all those involved in developing and managing sports and play facilities. Please visit the Guides section of the SAPCA website.

However, should you have any specific queries or concerns then please contact SAPCA.

We would also refer you to the special section of the Sport England website that provides an update on the coronavirus situation. As well as information about how Sport England is working to support the sector, there is useful advice about keeping active. https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector