Guidance to help tackle rising inequalities as sport and leisure return

Posted: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:05

Guidance to help tackle rising inequalities as sport and leisure return

As more opportunities to be active resume, new guidance released today by a leading disability action group will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments.

Activity Alliance has today published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. The national charity wants providers to consider the guidance as part of their ongoing commitment to disabled people's inclusion.

The resource covers areas such as session planning, engagement, and workforce. It complements and builds on other guidelines from government, Sport England, professional associations, and governing bodies.

People living with disabilities, and those with long-term health conditions, count for 1 in 5 of our population and as the least active group in society the health and well-being benefits of activity are particularly important. Despite disabled people facing additional barriers in accessing sport and physical activity, research shows many want to be more active.

Providers should read and apply this document with Sport England's coronavirus (Covid-19) information and the latest government guidance which states:

"It is important, as more sports and activities restart, that absolutely everyone is able to access these opportunities. This includes disabled people, for whom the health and well-being benefits of activity can be particularly important." DCMS, June 2020

Visit the webpage and download Reopening Activity: An inclusive response here.

Tags: Disability, Equality, Facilities