Guidance on interim works for your sports turf

The GMA has been working closely with various National Governing Bodies to offer advice and guidance on what maintenance may be required during restricted periods of activity and/ or once sport resumes, due to restrictions around the Coronavirus pandemic.

The GMA has been working closely with National Governing Bodies of sport to provide up-to-date documents to guide natural turf grounds maintenance tasks that may be essential, or priority, to get surfaces fit for play when sport resumes. We always recommend adhering to the latest Government guidance and safe working practice.  

The ‘interim works’ documents are free to access for both GMA members and non-members. The latest documents were updated and issued by the GMA on 6 November 2020 for both summer and winter sports as the coutry enters Lockdown2.

Please always ensure you follow latest government guidelines, which can be found here

Please click on the link to winter pitches seasonal_guidance_-_winter_pitches.pdf

Please click on the link to summer pitches seasonal_guidance_-_summer_pitches.pdf

The ECB have finalised guidance on preparing your clubhouse and grounds for when recreational clubs can return to playing cricket in England. To read more, please visit their website

Changes to government guidance on physical activity and sport were announced on 29 May 2020 and came into effect on 1 June 2020 across England.

Since the announcement, national governing bodies (NGBs) have been working alongside the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to interpret the new guidance for their individual sports and setting out sport-specific advice for individuals, clubs and local authorities.

For sport-specific covid-19 guidance for outdoor sports and physical activity, please visit their website.

New guidance documents for adult players, coaches, facility operators, parents and carers involved in re-starting grassroots football activity during COVID-19. Please visit their website

The FA's plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football has been approved by DCMS and has now been published. For more information, please visit their website.

As restrictions across the country begin to ease the RFU have produced resources for the re-opening of clubs and facilities. Please visit their website for more information.