To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he received representations on which outdoor activities are exempt from the rule of six covid-19 regulations.
We have exempted over thirty types of sport, exercise and physical activity such as football, rugby and other outdoor pursuits from the gatherings limit. Outdoor activity is safer from a transmission perspective, and it is often easier to social distance. Where such activities take place, safety measures must be taken including conducting a risk assessment and compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidance. For fitness related activity, a business, a charitable organisation, benevolent or philanthropic institution, a public body, or a political body must organise. The Secretary of State did not receive any formal representations on the exemptions before they were made.