The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times and it could have a significantly negative impact on the nation’s physical activity levels.
We don’t want that to happen, so we’ll do everything we can to support people to get and stay active – provided they are well enough.
That’s because physical activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it’s more important than ever right now.
Being active in a way that is right for you, can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.
Official advice is now recommending against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel – including working from home if you can. If you’re spending more and more time at home, and if you feel well, there’s a wealth of free online content to help you get active – we’re collating some of this and are encouraging people to share some of the best ideas they find online using #StayInWorkOut.
Sport England have set up this page directing you to some of these.
We’ll continue to talk about the importance of staying active through this period and do whatever we can to encourage and motivate people.
There will be plenty more to say in the days and weeks ahead.