We know just how good being outside and active is for our physical and mental wellbeing and with three metres of board under your feet, SUP might just be the perfect socially distanced sport.

While social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government has confirmed that organised sports and activities can continue under current guidelines.

Our classes will continue as they are now but people should not visit us socially in groups of more than six. 

That’s because we’re a covid secure venue and have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19.

  • We are continuing to run open sessions up to 8 people (10 for members sessions).
  • From 14 September you should only visit us in groups of up to 6 and only interact with your group. 
  • We will still accept private group bookings larger than 6, but will split your session into smaller groups of 6 maximum. 
  • Education and work settings are excluded so you can still visit with a larger group from your school or workplace
  • This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together.

The guidance

Working safely during coronavirus.

Updated 9 September 2020

“From 14 September, let customers know that by law they can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless they are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6). Until 14 September, the current guidelines apply. Check with customers on arrival who they are with and how many people will be attending. Put up signs to remind customers to only interact with their group.”

‘Priority actions to take’ section

Sport England

Updated Updated 9 September 2020

“While social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government’s confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events such as parkrun, which is due to return next month.

People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools – classes within these venues can continue as they are now. People should not go to these venues socially in groups of more than six.

That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and because these venues are classed as Covid-secure given the measures they’ve introduced.

With advice likely to evolve as restrictions change, we’ll monitor and update our guidance to ensure it’s in line with the what the government is advising and we’ll continue to listen to providers when they tell us what resources will help most.

Gov: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Updated 9 September 2020

There will be exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people, including:

  • where everyone lives together or is in the same support bubble, or to continue existing arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents
  • for work, and voluntary or charitable services
  • for education, training, or registered childcare (including wraparound care)
  • fulfilling legal obligations such as attending court or jury service
  • providing emergency assistance, or providing support to a vulnerable person
  • for you or someone else to avoid illness, injury or harm
  • participate in children’s playgroups
  • wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, or for other religious life-cycle ceremonies – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
  • funerals – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
  • organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes (see the list of recreational team sports, outdoor sport and exercise allowed under the gyms and leisure centre guidance)
  • youth groups or activities
  • elite sporting competition or training
  • protests and political activities organised in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance and subject to strict risk assessments

    Section 2.10

Gov: The visitor economy

Updated 9 September 2020

“Businesses and venues following COVID-19 Secure guidelines can host larger groups, if this is in accordance with the relevant guidance for their sector. Events for larger groups may also take place in public outdoor spaces that are organised by businesses, charitable or political organisations, and public bodies, provided they take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance and including completion of a risk assessment. Any other gathering in an outdoor space must not be any larger than 30 people (unless an exemption applies).”

Section 2.1 

“Guided tours of up to 30 people may take place indoors or outdoors provided businesses undertake risk assessments in line with this guidance document and put any necessary mitigations in place.”

Section 2.2.2