Below you'll find a number of insight resources that have been produced nationally to help us better understand how the pandemic and social restrictions have impacted physical activity levels and health.
The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people September 2020 (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
This document, using a review of recent research, outlines the social impact of the pandemic and restriction measures on disabled people, and the impact on their physical activity levels.
This report focuses specifically on children and young people aged 7-16 who were surveyed by CHILDWISE during May 2020, when the majority of COVID-19 restrictions were in place.
Community Pulse UK 2020 (PDF, 728 Kb)
Sported – helping community groups to survive and thrive.
This Executive Summary illustrates the findings of a rapid scoping review of evidence of outdoor
transmission of COVID-19 commissioned from spear by parkrun.
Local voices Life during coronavirus (April-May 2020) (PDF, 895 Kb)
Through their wide range of trusted relationships with people working in different parts of the ‘system’ in many places across the country, Sport England have been able to have frank and insightful conversations about the current situation.
In every aspect, the Coronavirus lockdown and self-isolation situation has been a major disruptor to
people’s lives and evidence has shown that women are especially impacted. It has resulted in a re-setting of priorities and what is valued, as well as the increased realisation of the importance of social contact. Many of these changes will forge new meaning for the future.
This is the latest insight pack focused on people with longterm health conditions in which we share our most up to date insights on the impact of COVID-19 on their behaviours and attitudes towards physical activity.