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Leisure and sport update - coronavirus

Southwark has started a phased return for outdoor and indoor sport and recreation. Outdoor sport facilities, including football pitches, park-based tennis courts and fishing facilities re-opened from 29 March 2021 with restrictions. We'll work to make other activities available safely, in line with government guidelines.
Following the government guidelines regarding the re-opening of leisure centres, we've been working with Everyone Active, which manages the council’s leisure centres, to ensure this can be done safely. We're pleased to confirm that all of our leisure centres re-opened on 12 April 2021. Group fitness, children’s soft play and sauna/steam rooms will be re-introduced as a second phase from 17 May 2021. It's still important that everyone follows guidance about social distancing, in order to enjoy these spaces sensibly and safely. Find more information on plans to re-open your local leisure centre 

Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

Sport and Physical Activity Strategy 2019 to 2023

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Our ambition is for a fairer future for all of our residents. Through supporting healthy life choices we can help our residents to live their lives to the full for as long as possible.

Helping our residents lead healthy, active lives is a top priority for us. This strategy sets out the borough wide vision and direction for achieving greater participation and enjoyment in physical activity and sport.

This document is a public document and can be used by anyone that wants to use the power of physical activity to benefit people, places and communities in Southwark:

Playing Pitch Strategy

The Playing Pitch Strategy is a strategic assessment that provides an up to date analysis of supply and demand for playing pitches (grass and artificial) in the local authority. You can view the strategy here:

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Page last updated: 03 November 2020

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