School sports days - Clarification from DfE

Posted 2nd June 2021

The Department for Education has provided some clarification in relation to sports days.

Schools have the flexibility to decide how physical education, sport and physical activity will be provided while following the measures in their system of controls.

School sports days and competitions can now take place both indoors and outdoors and schools should follow the measures in their systems of controls. Parents and pupils are permitted to attend these events as spectators however close attention should be placed to legal gathering limits set out for the different settings in which these events are taking place, see guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events

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