Hygiene for Sport and Physical Activity

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Raising the standards for sports facility projects

We are the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK. All of our members go through a strict checking process:

  • Strict Admission Criteria
  • Standards of Construction
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Technical Mediation
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When taking part in physical activity it’s important to take sensible measures to maintain good hygiene.

Good hygiene practice, by both organisations and individuals, helps ensure that everybody involved in sport and physical activity stays fit and well enough to keep up the activities they love and get the most enjoyment out of taking part, be it through participating, coaching or officiating.

Likewise, good hygiene is of equal importance for everybody involved in maintaining and working on courts, pitches and sports facilities.

Sport England, in conjunction with Public Health England, the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine in Sheffield, and The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University, have developed guidance and advice to maintain good levels of hygiene when involved in sport and physical activity.

Backed up by SAPCA, and numerous national governing bodies, including those for football, both codes of rugby, hockey, the Premier League and The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the guidance and associated digital assets can be downloaded below.

Sport England Hygiene Guidance Book
Hygiene Guidance Digital Assets

Sports facility owners and operators are encouraged to communicate these clear and simple messages widely, and regularly, using social media channels and on display at their facilities.