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Sports: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN 116560, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to clarify Government guidance on higher education team sport during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

Answered on

25 November 2020

Arrangements for sporting activities in higher education (HE) during the period of national restrictions are set out in this guidance document:

Where sporting activities are part of an educational course, students can continue those activities and providers will need to ensure that these take place in a COVID-secure way. Similarly, programmes for elite athletes in HE may also continue. Unless team sporting activities are part of educational courses or elite performance programmes, they would not be possible.