Here's what being in tier four means for sport in the region

Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire to move into tier four tomorrow (Thursday)...

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 3:30 pm
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Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire are moving into tier four following the latest Government Covid-19 announcement, and that means new restrictions for sport.

From tomorrow (December 31) - when tier four status becomes effective in the county - all gyms and swimming pools must shut as adult sport cannot take place indoors under any circumstances.

You may continue to exercise outside or viit public spaces such as outdoor sports facilities parks and the countryside, but only with members of your household, support bubble or one other person.

Outdoor sports facilities - sports courts, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery, driving, shooting ranges, riding centres and playgrounds - can be used, but again only with members of the household, support bubble or one other person.

Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people is allowed while indoor sport is allowed for under 18s for educational purposes.

'Non elite' adult football - all divisions below step two (the National League North and South) is not permitted.

A Football Association statement read: "Football for adult participants across ‘non-elite’ football in tier four areas is not permitted, including all training and fixtures.

"The Government’s tier four guidance states organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed, while there are exemptions for FA Girls' Regional Talent Clubs.

"The government’s guidelines on travel between tiers should be adhered to. These players cannot move in or out of tier four to train or play.

"The Government’s tier four guidance confirms that elite sportspeople (and their coaches if necessary, or parents/guardians if they are under 18) are able to compete and train."