Guidance on interim works for your sports turf

The GMA has worked closely with various National Governing Bodies to offer advice and guidance on what maintenance may be required during restricted periods of activity or when sport resumes. For guidance on what grounds maintenance tasks may be essential to getting surfaces fit for play when sport resumes, please see the interim works documents below.

As always, we recommend adhering to the latest Government guidance and safe working practice.

For winter interim works guidance for winter sport pitches, please click here

For winter interim works guidance for summer sport pitches, please click here 

The ECB have finalised guidance on preparing your clubhouse and grounds for when recreational clubs can return to playing cricket in England. To read more, please visit their website

Changes to government guidance on physical activity and sport were announced on 29 May 2020 and came into effect on 1 June 2020 across England.

Since the announcement, national governing bodies (NGBs) have been working alongside the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to interpret the new guidance for their individual sports and setting out sport-specific advice for individuals, clubs and local authorities.

For sport-specific covid-19 guidance for outdoor sports and physical activity, please visit their website.

New guidance documents for adult players, coaches, facility operators, parents and carers involved in re-starting grassroots football activity during COVID-19. Please visit their website

The FA's plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football has been approved by DCMS and has now been published. For more information, please visit their website.

As restrictions across the country begin to ease the RFU have produced resources for the re-opening of clubs and facilities. Please visit their website for more information.