On 10 May, the government confirmed changes to what's allowed in relation to sport and physical activity as part of the next phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak. It's been confirmed that from Wednesday 13 May people in England are able to:
Sport England are working with the government to help the public and the sector understand how these changes will take effect and will publish and share more information as soon as it's available. Please see the new guidance on spending time outside and the guidance on access to green spaces.
Remember to check government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to coronavirus.
Staying active is more important than ever right now, and even if you’re mostly in your house at the moment, due to shielding or self-isolating, there are plenty of ways you can still do so.
To help, we've compiled into one place some of the most handy exercise ideas that are out there for keeping active in and around your home.
And if you've found a great way to keep active online, use the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share it with others.
FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES:
PE with Joe: Joe Wicks will hold free PE lessons on his YouTube Channel
#ThisIsPE: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.
Change For Life – Disney Shake Ups: Fun family activities to do together.
This Girl Can & Disney Dance Alongs: Fun disney dance videos capturing some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love.
Team GB: Get Set launch free home learning resources for families and teachers.
Boogie Beebies: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
Home Pentathlon: A fun way for families to take part in adapted Sportshall Athletics events within their home environment. The guidance notes and online score system are supported by a set of Youtube clips which have kindly been narrated by Olympic medal winner Katharine Merry
England Athletics Funetics Home School pack: a free athletics resource for parents and carers of primary aged children looking to home school at present.
Chance Camp: Local providers Chance Camp have daily challenges for you.
BBC Supermovers: Fun Curriculum linked learning resources:
Go Noodle: Movement and Mindfulness videos for use with children:
Premier League Primary Stars: Fun Curriculum linked resources:
Get Set Tokyo: Activities linked to Tokyo 2020:
Nike Active Kids Do Better: Resources for parents to get their kids more active
Nike Move Crew: a programme developed with the expertise of teachers and physical activity specialists, elite athletes, kids and coaches. Each mission is designed to help kids unlock their 60 minutes of daily recommended activity. So, join the #nikemovecrew
Jumpstart Johnny: Fun workout videos to get kids moving:
Imoves: Section of website to be accessible for free for parents to use during coronavirus:
Questr: Have created an area on their website with free active English and Science games for parents and kids.
Youth Sport Trust: Resources, which are free to access, include videos to encourage more active play, and Personal Challenge videos
Create Development: access to a range of digital and physical resources for families to support remote and home learning
Nuffield Health: this YouTube clip titled Home Exercises for Kids is a short routine to get your kids moving through a series of simple exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility, as well as boost energy levels – all from the comfort of your home!
Cosmic Yoga: Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Oti Mabuse - Dance: Dance classes for kids of all ages. 11.30am every Tuesday - Sunday
real PE: All schools & families can sign up to #realPEathome for FREE during school closures. It includes 250+ challenges and physical activities with 1000s of hours of fun for families!. Click on the link to request your unique password.
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA): The LTA has pulled together 12 fun activities and exercises that parents and children can play at home, to hone their tennis skills while getting crucial exercise.
Fitness Blender has over 500 free workout videos, some of which will be suitable for secondary age students.
Fitter Future: For as long as schools are forced to close Fitter Future will be free for every school and family across the country.
FOR OLDER ADULTS:
The Government guidance that all people aged over 70 should self-isolate in order to keep themselves safe is a new experience.Being asked to stay inside and stop face-to-face contact with family and friends might seem like it will be tricky. But there are some things you can do to try and maintain a rountine and stay active during this time.
The Chief Medical Officer's own physical activity guidance highlights the benefits of maintaining muscle strength, balance and flexibility.
NHS: The NHS ‘Live Well’ website provides excellent advice and picture guidance about how to safely exercise, with gentle movements that you can do around the home including:
iCan Health & Fitness: Local providers iCan have produced video and pdf content for all to see, do and use at home, are working on a web based platform for videos and content available for all and developing our Live Well Guide you can find this via their Facebook page.
Together We: Local providers Together We have built an online resource including videos of resistance classes, chair based exercise, line dancing and more...
10 Today: involves short ten minute routines to get you stretching and moving, and will be broadcast on the radio and online.
Love to Move: The British Gymnastics Foundation’s seated activity programme, Love to Move, designed to get older people moving and functioning better, has been made available online to encourage older people to get active at home. The Foundation will be making sessions available on a regular basis.
Generation Games: Home exercise by Generation Games is a series of easy to follow workouts. A variety of gentler chair based exercise to more difficult workouts. These include standing, chair and Tai Chi workouts.
Move it or Lose it: A series of videos designed for older people, most are chair based exercises using small weights and bands.
Get your heart beating every day
You don’t need gym equipment at home to stay active. Everyday activities such as doing the vacuuming, hanging out the washing, and mowing the lawn all count towards your daily activity levels
You could follow an NHS yoga workout to improve strength and tackle stress
Try Joe Wicks 7 days of sweat
Learn a dance step, or try some of these:
NHS: gym-free workouts
NHS: ten-minute cardio and toning workouts
ONE YOU: Home workout videos as an easy way to help you reach your exercise goals
This Girl Can: Home exercise guide
This Mum Moves - online workouts for pregnant women and new mums
Together We: Local providers Together We have built an online resource including videos of resistance classes, cardio, sensory, pilates and more.
iCan Health & Fitness: Local providers iCan have produced video and pdf content for all to see, do and use at home, they have recently launched a web based platform for videos and content available for all HERE and developed the Live Well Guide you can find this on their website or visit their Facebook page.
BodyFit: Local Providers BodyFit are Live-Streaming of the following sessions: Circuits Flexibility Core work out using a gym ball Plus others to be developed soon. Please check facebook for the latest info.
Shameem Fit: Fun Fitness for all the family with MokyFit creator Shameem. Live classes with 4 different workouts on offer.
Aikido: Enjoy martial art training videos and blogs on a variety of platforms from our local providers West Cumbria Aikido.
Mind: National Charity Mind have created some new resources to help including:
Her Spirit: a personalised coaching app for your Mind, Body and Fuel and is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to Sport England Lottery funding. Join a supportive, fun, non-judgmental community of like-minded women keeping active and eating more healthily looking after their mental health.
Fitness Blender has over 500 free workout videos.
Better Leisure Centres: Free virtual classes available on an app! Simply use the code BETTERFREE to join in and stretch, squat and sweat at home! To download the app, visit: https://bit.ly/BetterUK_app
MokyFit: Fun Fitness for all the family with MokyFit creator Shameem. Live classes with 4 different workouts on offer. MokyFit - dance workout, MokyHIIT combat style HIIT, Mokycore - mat based core strengthening and MokyZest Strengthening and cardio for the over 60's
Oti Mabuse - Dance: Evening dance classes at 7.30pm for all ages no partners need and no dance experience free and for enjoyment.
We Love To Dance: There are a wide selection of ‘We love to dance’ workouts choreographed to the best hits of the 80s available on YouTube.
Roam Sweet Home: The Ramblers have suggestions of ways to keep walking/active. This includes a Step Challenge which gives your details of how many steps/flights of stairs are needed to climb virtual mountains.
Stay Active whilst Working from Home
There are some little changes you can make to increase your activity during your working day. Remember, every minute counts!
StretchWell: Quick and easy routines of desk exercises following an instructed video. The videos are a combination of stretches and mobility movements that encourages you to mobilise the body after long periods of time sitting at your desk.
FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES or LONG TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS:
There are many ways to continue enjoying an active lifestyle. This includes adapting activities so everyone in the household, disabled and non-disabled, can take part together.
Activity Alliance: Has a range of advice and information for people with a disability including their Be Active at Home Guide and videos from the parasport team.
Change 4 Life - Accessible Activities: There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active – start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them
We Are Undefeatable: The team behind the campaign for people with Long Term Health conditions say there are plenty of ways that you can get moving without needing to leave your house.
Wheelpower: Over the next few weeks Wheelpower will be sharing videos which demonstrate that being healthy and feeling fitter doesn’t always have to mean taking part in sport or going to the gym, and that regular low impact exercise such as Adaptive Yoga can be hugely beneficial for your mental and physical wellbeing.
Limbpower: National Disability Sport Organisation LimbPower has created a number of new resources to compliment the existing online resources to support amputees and people with limb difference to stay fit and healthy at home and during our one hour of exercise. Staying active and supporting our physical and mental health during this period of self-isolation is vital for our well-being.
Arthritus Action: Have a series of online chair based exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis more mobile and active.
COPING DURING THE PANDEMIC
Above (on the right) we link to a number of resources that have been gathered together by the Public Health team in Yorkshire about looking after your mental health.
Below is a link to a course that has been developed for everyone in response to the recent global pandemic.
There is information about how to avoid catching/spreading the virus, what immediate feelings you may have and common reactions, managing your mental health at this time, managing isolation and social distancing, self-care, supporting children and young people and some accessible information.
The course is free to access for everyone. You can find the link on our homepage: https://www.recoverycollegeonline.co.uk/
We are asking providers to upload their virtual or online activity to our Activity Finder. If you are a provider with virtual / online activity please register it here
There are 10 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.