British Roller Sports Federation



The National Governing Body for all Roller Sports in the UK and Northern Ireland


Affiliated to
World Skate ( and
World Skate Europe

COVID-19 UPDATE - 15th May 2021


England from 17th May

Organised Outdoor sport – no limits on group size.

Organised Indoor sport (children and adults) – group size is limited to venue capacity restrictions. The maximum occupancy of each indoor facility should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 sq ft per person.

Spectators: Spectators will be permitted to view events on both public and private land in Step 3 but need to adhere to social distancing rules and 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. During Step 3, there should not be more than 1,000 spectators indoors at any venue.

If the BRSF sport-specific guidance is not followed, then the activity is considered to be informal or self-organised and must follow the guidance on legal gathering limits (groups of up to 30 people outdoors and groups of six or two households indoors and follow social distancing rules).


Wales from 3rd May

Organised Outdoor sport – maximum 30 people (excludes coaches/officials for U18; includes coaches/officials for Adults).

Organised Indoor sport for children – maximum 30 people per playing surface (excludes coaches and officials)

Organised Indoor sport for adults – maximum 15 people per playing surface (includes coaches/officials).

Wales from 17th May – Alert Level 2 (subject to confirmation)

Organised Outdoor sport – a group of up to 50 people as part of an organised outdoor activity.

Organised Indoor sport - a group of up to 30 people as part of an organised indoor activity.

Children and young people aged under 18 (or persons who were aged under 18 on 31 August 2020) can take part in organised activities for the development and wellbeing of children, which could include organised sport activities.  There are currently no set limits on the numbers of children that can take part in these organised activities. However, organisers should be mindful of the requirements around social distancing and ensure they limit the number of places to that which can be safely accommodated in the space available.

Scotland - Please see table below.



Northern Ireland - Changes from 24th May (this is subject to review on 20th May)

The return of indoor group exercise and training (numbers informed by venue); this also represents a return to indoor club training in squads – includes leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, equestrian centres, venues relating to motor sports and activity centres.

  • Social distancing
  • Risk assessment to maximum capacity
  • All contact details must be taken and retained.

The full return of outdoor sport through the removal of;

  • the limit of 15;
  • the limit on squad training;
  • the requirement for outdoor sport being permitted only for those affiliated to a Governing body or an organisation that regulates a sport or sporting activity;
  • and the cap of 100 on competitive sporting events and replace with an overall limit of 500 on all outdoor sporting events.

This will allow the more informal sporting events, such as 5-aside matches to take place up to 500 participants, with 500 spectators also.




ROADMAP - ENGLAND - Updated 15th May

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ROADMAP - Scotland- Updated 15th May

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Coming soon - Waiting for final clrification of 17th May changes

ROADMAP - Northern Ireland - TBA

Coming Soon - Waiting for NI Review on 20th May

Click the links below for the latest guidance - updated 15th May 2021

Roller Sport - Individuals- Safe Return.pdf
Roller Sport Teams - Return to Training - Outdoors.pdf
Roller Sport Teams - Return to Training - Inside a Venue- updated 8 Aug 2020.pdf
BRSF-Return-To-Play-Guidance-V6 updated.pdf
BRSF - Loan of Equipment Risk Assessment.pdf
BRSF - Lock Down Area Risk Assessment.pdf
V2. Appendix return to play - 15 May 2021.pdf

Phases 3 & 4 requires a return to play risk assessment to be completed - our member disciplines have been sent this document

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