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Fit Forever

COVID-19 Update: National Lockdown Restrictions and the impact on sport and physical activity (5 November 2020)

New national COVID-19 restrictions have come into force across England, from 5 November to 2 December. These replace the Tier 3 restrictions in St Helens Borough. The new restrictions have many implications for sport and physical activity, but the main things to know are:


People can go outdoors to be active as many times as they like, either on their own, with their household or support bubble, or on their own with one person from another household while keeping two metres apart.

Children who are under school age if they're with a parent/carer, or people dependent on round-the-clock care, do not count towards the limit of two people from different households meeting outside.

Outdoor public places, such as parks, the countryside, beaches and public gardens can stay open, as can playgrounds.

All organised community outdoor sport is not permitted, meaning facilities including outdoor basketball and tennis courts, outdoor gyms and pools, golf courses, archery, driving and shooting ranges must also close.


Indoor sport and leisure facilities, such as leisure centres and gyms, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, fitness and dance studios, climbing walls, archery and shooting ranges, must close.

People cannot meet indoors with family or friends unless they’re part of their household or support bubble.


All children’s grassroots sport outside of school - both indoor and outdoor - must stop, but schools and nurseries will stay open and activity will be permitted within these settings during school hours, with playgrounds staying open.

St Helens Sports Development YouTube Channel!

Have you seen our new YouTube Channel? If you don't have access to Facebook Sports Development STH and would like to take part in any of our online workout sessions, here's the link:

St Helens Sports Development YouTube Channel 

We have created playlists based on the content of our workouts, to make it easier for you to find one to suit. We hope you enjoy them!

If you are a local sports club, we are still here to support you! Get in touch with your usual contact, or you can email sportsdevelopment@sthelens.gov.uk We will also be able to meet via online video calls.

Take care, stay well and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from all of us at Sports Development.

You can find more ideas by visiting Sport England's website or visit NHS UK for official information on coronavirus (COVID-19).


Our Fit Forever programme delivers fun, physical activity sessions across St Helens. Our aim is to improve health, happiness and wellbeing among our local residents aged approximately 60+. There are lots of activities to choose from including badminton, boccia, bowls, darts, new age curling and table tennis, all which you can do at your own pace, and there's plenty of time to socialise too!

Whether you want to improve your health, become more active or just meet new friends, there's something for everyone!

60+ Activity Timetable
Day Time Venue & Address Activities Comments
Monday 9am-10am

Rainhill Village Hall

Dane Court, Rainhill, L55 4LU

Gentle exercise session, including seated exercises

£2.00 per session

Monday 11am - 12pm

Peasley Cross URC 

Beaufort Street, ST Helens, WA9 3BQ

Gentle exercise session, including seated exercises FREE
Monday 6.00-7.30pm

Peter Street Community Centre

Peter Street, St Helens, WA10 2EQ

Table tennis - CURRENTLY POSTPONED £2.00 per session
Tuesday 9.15-10.30am

Rainford Village Hall

Church Road, Rainford, WA11 8HB

Walking fitness session (outdoors) FREE
Tuesday 10.00-11.00am

Holy Trinity Church

Fingerpost, Parr, WA9 1BW

Gentle fitness session, including seated exercises -CURRENTLY POSTPONED FREE
Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm

Park Farm Community Centre

Carr Mill, WA11 7PG

Multi-activities (boccia, indoor bowls, table tennis, short tennis) - CURRENTLY POSTPONED £2.00 per session
Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm

St Nicholas Church

Sutton, WA9 3UB

Multi-activities (indoor bowls, table tennis, boccia) - CURRENTLY POSTPONED £2.00 per session
Wednesday 7.00-8.00pm

Sutton Leisure Centre                        

St Helens, WA9 5AU

Walking football (email
Michaylocossack@blueyonder.co.uk for more information)

£2.50 per session

Thursday 11.00-12.00pm

Peak Fitness

Fleet Lane, Parr, WA9 2NB

Gentle fitness session - CURRENTLY POSTPONED

£1.00 per session

 Friday 1.00-3.00pm

Queens Park Health & Fitness

Boundary Road, Town Centre, St Helens, WA10 2LT

Badminton, basketball, boccia, football, hockey, new age curling, soft tennis, table tennis - CURRENTLY POSTPONED

£1.25 for non-members of leisure centre

All activities are designed to be gentle and suitable for all levels of ability.

For more information, please contact Gemma Ireland on 07715 104087 or email gemmaireland@sthelens.gov.uk