Following the announcement on the 4th January 2021 that England is entering a further national lockdown we are working to update this page and anticipate that some of the 3rd-party sites that we link to will be doing the same. So, please bear in mind that in the meantime some of the information currently on this page may not meet the requirements of the lockdown.
Page last updated: 24/2/21
The COVID-19 outbreak has undoubtedly made school look a whole lot different at the moment. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that physical activity is just as valuable, if not more so, for children’s physical and mental wellbeing right now.
With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a range of carefully chosen resources to help both teachers still delivering in school and parents who are home-schooling to keep children moving.
As life’s complicated enough at the moment we’ve kept the focus on easy activities that can be done in bite-sized chunks to break up the day, plus all of the physical activity content has been chosen to be relevant to the PE curriculum. There’s also information about healthy eating, ways to keep children safe online and more.
Going forward we’ll be looking at other ways to help schools react and adapt to the changes that COVID-19 is bringing, so please bookmark this page, so you can visit for updates as things evolve.
The government document
‘Guidance for full opening: schools‘ states:
Top tips for spending the Primary PE and Sport Premium
The Active Partnership National Team have worked with afPE, Youth Sport Trust and the Department for Education to contribute and endorse the Seven Top Tips for the PE and Sport Premium during Covid. The document has been created to give schools some examples of effective and sustainable use of the funding.
• There may be a lag between headline announcements in the media and detailed government guidance being published.
• Organisations interpreting the guidance may then need a few days to do this, so you may need to be patient and keep checking back on their websites.
• Everyone’s situation is slightly different, so you may need to cross-reference several sources of information to get the complete picture that applies to you.
• MSP is providing this information in good faith and aims to keep this page as up-to-date as possible, but because of the fast-moving nature of the situation, it’s possible that information may inadvertently become out-of-date. Many of the links we provide offer ‘page last updated’ information, which can be useful to help you know whether you are looking at current guidance.