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Corona-proof sports for young people

Published: 22 December 2020Modified: 8 April 2021

Children and young people in The Hague are allowed to do sports together and can take part in free sports activities.

Sports and exercise are healthy. And important now that everyone is spending a lot of time at home due to the coronavirus. The sports coaches of Street sports are therefore offering their activities either outdoors or online. While the curfew is still in force, there is an E-sports competition every week in the city districts of Escamp, Loosduinen and Scheveningen. There is an online sports quiz, dancing to TikTok and there are online sports classes and ‘challenges’. See the whole programme on the website of SWSDH (in Dutch) and on Instagram (in Dutch).

Three young people playing basketball

Suggest a sports activity

Good ideas are always welcome. Children and young people can discuss their ideas for fun sports activities with the neighbourhood sports coaches at the playgrounds. If possible, these ideas will be carried out.

Sports rules

For young people under the age of 27 years, the following applies:

  • Taking part in sports together is only allowed outdoors. Indoor sports are not permitted.
  • Swimming lessons for children 12 years and younger are allowed. Look at swimming lessons during the coronavirus crisis for more information.
  • The normal rules of engagement apply while doing sports.
  • Stay home if you have a cold or the flu.

The following extra rules apply to people aged 13 and over:

  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from adults.

  • Do not gather in groups of more than 2 people.

See all the corona rules for sports.