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The Government has announced a four-step roadmap out of lockdown restrictions and has signalled a potential complete removal of social distancing guidelines by 21 June at the earliest.  

Skateboard GB has liaised with Sport England and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and can confirm the approach for skateboarding outlined below in line with the organisation’s established Return to Play protocols.  

All the dates listed are the earliest these conditions will be allowed and are conditional on Government clearance. 

STEP 1 – 29 March onwards
– Outdoor skateparks can open;
– Any buildings/rooms at outdoor skateparks must remain closed apart from toilets;
– Indoor skateparks to remain closed;
– Rule of 6 or two households applies to adults and U18 for outdoor skateboarding;
– No limit on numbers for organised coaching sessions involving U18 skateboarders;
– Outdoor 1-2-1 skateboarding coaching is permitted for adults & U18’s.

STEP 2 – No earlier than 12 April
– Indoor skateparks can open; must adhere to previous protocols for cleaning, venue capacity and ventilation;
– Adult activity in indoor skateparks permitted for individuals or own household only – no organised group skateboarding for adults;
– U18 organised coaching sessions permitted;
– Adults bringing children to sessions must not stay in the venue during the sessions
– Indoor 1-2-1 skateboard coaching permitted for adults & U18’s.

STEP 3 – No earlier than 17 May
– Adult organised group skateboarding allowed at indoor skateparks;
– Rule of 6 or two households for informal indoor adult skateboarding;
– Overnight stays permitted.

STEP 4 – No earlier than 21 June
No legal limits on indoor or outdoor skateboarding at skateparks;
– No restrictions for skateboarding competitions or events.