The government is aiming to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions based on its Roadmap Out Of Lockdown.
To make it easier to understand what that means for sport and physical activity we’ve provided an at-a-glance guide – just click on the thumbnail image to view or download the full-size guide.
If you have specific questions after reading the quick guide you should find Sport England’s FAQ’s page useful.
However, one thing that remains the same for most of us is that being physically active is great for our body and mind!
In fact, it can actually prevent many illnesses.
You may need to change HOW you get active though, based on the latest government advice. So we’ve pulled together some resources that could help whether you:
• are staying at home
• are working from home
• have children who aren’t in school
• are looking to use facilities when possible
We know lots of you enjoy using indoor gyms, sport and leisure facilities where possible.
Local facilities publish information to update you about what they are currently able to offer, based on the latest COVID-19 restrictions on their websites.
Some providers in the Liverpool City Region who aren’t able to deliver services as normal are providing alternatives that you can take part in in the meantime, such as online workouts.
Here are links to the Liverpool City Region’s local authority-run leisure facilities and schemes to check out and keep an eye on:
If your go-to facility has had to close or your favourite session isn’t running we’ve got lots of ideas below if you temporarily need to find ways to stay active safely and keep up those healthy habits
Our BeFit4baby page has resources to help pregnant ladies get all the benefits of exercise, even in these unusual times. Just visit www.merseysidesport.com/be-fit-4-baby/
Getting physically active is a great way to look after your mental health. As well as getting moving you might also like to check out these extra resources.
The legal bit.
If you choose to take part in any of the workouts or activities being signposted to from this page then it’s important you know that you do so at your own risk.
Is physical activity suitable for me if I have a long-term health condition?
This is something that is very much personal to you as an individual and your particular condition. However, this is the advice from the national We Are Undefeatable campaign, which is led by 15 of the major health charities and backed by expertise and insight from Sport England:
‘A small proportion of people with specific conditions who are symptomatic (i.e. with cardiovascular, metabolic or renal disease) may need medical advice. However, most people can take part in low and moderate-intensity physical activity without visiting a healthcare professional first.’