Guidance on interim works for your sports turf

The GMA have been working closely with various National Governing Bodies to offer advice and guidance on what works may be possible to be carried out throughout this period, and, what works may be required once sport resumes.

The GMA has been working closely with National Governing Bodies of sport to provide up-to-date documents to guide natural turf grounds maintenance tasks that may be essential, or priority, to get surfaces fit for play when sport resumes. We always recommend adhering to the latest Government guidance and safe working practice.  

The ‘interim works’ documents are free to access for both GMA members and non-members. Updated and issued on 14 May 2020, the guides cover football, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, horse racing, and bowls.

Please always ensure you are up to date and follow the latest government guidelines, 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.