From Monday 17th May, UoM Sport Armitage Sports Centre will be easing restrictions on spectators in line with stage three of the government roadmap and Sport England guidelines (WHERE SPACE WILL ALLOW) of gatherings of 30 people maximum outdoors whilst continuing to support 2m social distancing rules.

For Indoor Spectators – Max 6 per court or 2 household limit.

Designated spectator / viewing areas will be signposted & spectators can gather socially distanced at a capacity of ONE SPECTATOR PER PARTICIPANT ONLY outside the field of play and must stay within the signposted viewing areas.

Frequently asked questions on the national coronavirus restrictions | Sport England

Are spectators allowed?

Spectators will be permitted to view events on both public and private land in Step 3, but need to adhere to social distancing rules. Spectators need to adhere to social gathering limits (groups of 30 outdoors and six people/two households indoors).

Spectators are allowed indoors, but the total number of all participants, coaches, officials and spectators must be aligned with the ventilation rates permitted by the particular venue. The maximum occupancy of each indoor facility should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 sq ft per person. The indoor sports facility guidance must be followed

In order to support this safely, the following measures will be in place at our facility:

  • Designated and signposted spectator / viewing areas per pitch. These will be clearly signposted and visitors are requested to remain in the designated areas.
  • All walkways must remain clear. Any person watching sport from a walkway will be asked to move to a designated areas.
  • Access to the spectator areas will remain open for the duration of bookings.
  • Outdoor areas for pitches D, E, F will be open from the Moseley Rd Car Park and will be signposted with arrows advising direction for spectator areas for those pitches from the car park.
  • There will be STRICTLY ONE SPECTATOR per participant allowed with a maximum of up to 30 people in each designated area. This will be monitored at all times.
  • UoM Sport will monitor the situation and any breaches in regulations are found we will have no hesitation in reverting to a no spectator ruling.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back on site and ask all patrons to please spectate safely!