This information is being regularly updated in line with latest Government guidance announcements. This page was last updated on Friday 3 April.

Following updated advice from Government people are advised to avoid social activities and avoid events with large groups of people.

The council will continue to review the situation regarding the big events we deliver and provided updated information on this page and on our social media channels: Facebook: @SunderlandUKOfficial ,Twitter: @SunderlandUK

Cancellation of Penshaw Bowl and The Active Sunderland Festival

Following careful consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Penshaw Bowl and the Active Sunderland Festival, which was due to take place at Herrington Country Park on Thursday 9 April.

We understand that this news will be disappointing but hope everyone will appreciate that the health and wellbeing of our communities is at the forefront of our decision making process. We look forward to welcoming everyone again next year.

Cancellation of Sunderland Airshow and Sunderland River Festival

In response to the current situation, we have regretfully cancelled this year's Sunderland Airshow and Sunderland River Festival.

This year's airshow was due to be held on Friday 24 July, Saturday 25 July and Sunday 26 July. It would have been the 32nd airshow.

The second Sunderland River Festival was due to be held on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August.

Elba Park

Elba Park car park is closed (owners The Land Trust)

Following Government guidance all leisure centres operated by Everyone Active are closed until further notice

Have a look at some top tips for staying active indoors.

Sport England is running a #StayInWorkOut campaign highlighting the importance of staying active even when you're indoors and encouraging participants to share their own workouts using the hashtag.

Active Sunderland is also offering tips and information on staying active while social distancing on its social media pages, including ideas for how to exercise in your home.

Some of Sport England's suggestions for working out at home include videos and online exercise programmes, available at

For more information on the Active 10 walking tracker app, visit