UK Concussion Guidelines for Grassroots Sport.

“If in Doubt, Sit them Out”

Participants in grassroots sports will be better protected from the potentially devastating effects of head injuries and concussion thanks to new official guidelines advising: ‘if in doubt, sit them out’.

The Government and the Sport and Recreation Alliance today (28 April 2023) publishes the first UK-wide Concussion Guidelines for Grassroots Sport which will help players, coaches, parents, schools, National Governing Bodies and sports administrators to identify, manage and prevent the issue.


Players, parents, coaches, teachers and administrators are now asked to read the guidance and familiarise themselves with the necessary steps to:

  • RECOGNISE the signs of concussion
  • REMOVE anyone suspected of being concussed immediately and;
  • RETURN safely to daily activity education/work and ultimately sport


Concussion is covered in all First Aid Courses

More Information :

Issued by the Sport and Recreation Sport Alliance

Cricket Concussion Guidelines:

UK – NHS :


this page was last reviewed and updated 28 April 2023