COVID-19 webinar to be hosted for Coventry’s sport sector

Published Friday, 16 October 2020

Coventry City Council will be delivering a COVID-19 based webinar for Coventry’s sport sector.


All local sport clubs, organisations and players are welcome to attend the webinar.  

The webinar will take place on 29 October 2020, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  

The session will include Coventry’s local COVID-19 status, how the Test and Trace system operates, good practice within sport, how to be COVID-secure, how sport is affected by the Government tier system and where information can be found online. There will also be an opportunity for the sports sector to ask any questions or for advice. 

Coventry City Council’s Director of Public Health will be delivering the webinar along with other Public Health and Sport colleagues to provide a range of information and guidance. 

Liz Gaulton, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Coventry City Council, said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to speak and listen to the city’s sport sector.  By working together, we can ensure that legal obligations and local COVID-19 guidelines are met to reduce the increasing rate of transmission in the city. 

“We want to encourage the city to continue delivering and taking part in sport, but to ensure it is also being done safely.” 

The webinar also gives clubs the opportunity to connect with each other and share how they are adapting to the restrictions and applying COVID-secure ways of operating.  

Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, added: “Delivering a webinar to Coventry’s sport sector is going to be extremely useful not only for clubs and players to gain or clarify information, but for us at the Council to see where additional help is required. 

“We will cover as many areas as possible, also tailoring the session to answer questions sent to us prior to the webinar. We want clubs to know that we are here to support them and to help them where possible.  

“Engaging with physical activity and sport has been a huge asset to mental and physical health over the recent months, more so than ever. We want that to continue and for people to enjoy it. However, we need to make sure it is being done safely. I hope to see many clubs on the webinar at the end of the month.” 

The COVID-19 sport sector webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. 

 If you cannot attend the webinar or all spaces are filled, the webinar will be available to watch back shortly after the session online. 

Sign up for the webinar on our webinar information page

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