We'll work closely with the government in the coming days to help set out more information and answer your questions on the back of this announcement.
Tim hopes the announcement will provide everyone across the country with a greater range of opportunities to get both the physical and mental benefits of being active.
“Today’s news is very welcome for everyone who has so badly missed the usual opportunities to play sport and keep active,” he said.
“Huge credit is due to the many organisations and individuals who have worked so hard to evidence how safe their activities and facilities are and to set out so clearly what they are doing to reduce risk.
“From the Prime Minister down, there is now a strong recognition of the vital benefits of playing sport and being active, not just for your physical wellbeing, but also crucially as a support for your mental health.
“As we head into the winter months, having a range of safe opportunities available like this is more important than ever.”
Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said there would be significant health benefits to reopening sports.
“This is a big step forward for sport. Bringing grassroots sport back was my number one priority so I’m pleased we are reopening sports and gyms in every tier, in recognition of the significant health benefits.
“I’m also delighted we are able to get the turnstiles turning sooner than expected, taking a cautious approach and starting with the lowest risk areas first.
"I’m confident that sports will take every step to ensure their fans are safe, and fans will play their part and look out for each other until we can safely get everyone back in.”
These new rules will be debated and voted on by MPs and, if approved, come into effect from 2 December.
We’ll provide more detail of what this means for sport and physical activity across England as soon as possible.
The current guidance, around what is and isn’t allowed, remains in effect until then.