OUTDOOR grassroots sport can return from today under stage 1B of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Easing of restrictions applies to both individual and team sports, subject to the rule of six or two household framework.

But what sports can and can’t you play?

Government officials have used the term “formally organised outdoor sports” to describe the range of activities permitted for children and adults under the stage 1B relaxation in rules.

That has allowed non-elite and grassroots football to resume, meaning the likes of Dorchester Town, Portland United and Bridport can train outdoors.

Step 7 clubs such as Dorchester Sports, Balti Sports and Bridport Reserves will enter a competitive ‘Supplementary Cup’ organised by the Dorset Premier League.

Dorset Football League chiefs have also devised a similar cup for its six divisions.

There is good news for amateur rugby players, too. Training and the Ready4Rugby initiative is allowed to resume without scrums and mauls.

With the cricket season looming in May, players can also begin outdoor nets – again subject to the rule of six, two households and social distancing.

Tennis and basketball courts plus open-air swimming pools can also open their doors, while golfers can finally pitch up to courses around the country.

Other sports such as angling, athletics, hockey and beach volleyball can also restart.

But there is a further two-week wait until stage two of the roadmap before indoor facilities such as gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools can welcome customers back.

It means sports such as five-a-side football, volleyball, badminton and martial arts will wait until April 12 to commence.

Spectators are currently not allowed, but will be permitted at grassroots football games in two weeks.