These are challenging times and we want to reassure all our partners and communities that we are committed to working with you to tackle this together and help keep the nation active, ensuring people continue to benefit from the positive effects that that sport and physical activity has on physical and mental wellbeing.
As the COVID-19 measures continue to develop and the implications continue to grow, it is an opportunity to think differently and whilst recognising this is an evolving all the time there are number of clear areas that we are working on;
- we are working with our national and local partners to identify how best to support the sport and physical activity sector locally, especially small community businesses and clubs.
- we are encouraging people to keep active and potentially use the time when more people are homeworking to try different activities through the promotion of different opportunities people can get involved with.
- our Workplace Movement is producing guidance to workplaces and be a home for resources for employers to support and encourage their employees to remain and find new ways to be active and physically and mentally healthy during this period.
- we are liaising closely with Sport England on the national programmes that we operate many of which involve communities and schools to identify how we can take these forward in the short and medium term.
- with increased home working by our staff and restrictions on planned work programme activity, we are creating new opportunities for learning within our teams and continuing to share ideas and find new ways to create the conditions for an active nation.