Support for the sector during COVID-19

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We know COVID-19 has created major challenges for the physical activity sector and all our partners. Many of you will have immediate concerns about keeping your businesses running. Others will be adapting to new ways of working. We’re still here to help.

Like many others, our team are now social distancing and working remotely. But we’re still ready and willing to help in any way that we can. While we adapt to working from home, you can reach our team by email or mobile. Where mobile numbers aren’t available, drop us an email and we’ll arrange an alternative way to chat.

Support for the sector during COVID-19

Sport England is proactively looking at ways to support the sector. It’s committed to ensuring we all come out the other side in as strong a position as possible. If you are worried about money, Sport England is currently exploring ways to mitigate the financial impact of Coronavirus on the sector.

Take a look at Sport England’s Coronavirus information. You can also email to let them know how COVID-19 is impacting you and your organisation and the type of support you feel would be most beneficial.

Keeping our communities active

Being active is more important now than ever. We know many of you are already exploring ways in which you can deliver classes online. We would love to help you share your workouts.

  • Sport England is encouraging people to use the hashtag #StayHomeWorkOut when sharing home workouts on social media
  • If you’re creating public workouts, please email them to Georgia & Sara so we can add them to our Getting Active at Home page and include them in our Get Active emails

Sharing learning

As we all adapt our businesses and workouts during social distancing, it’s important that we stick together and help each other out. We would love to share learning from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. If you are trying out virtual classes or changing the way you work, we would love to hear about it and share your experiences to help others. You could:

  • Write a blog or film a short video about how you’re adapting your business and what you’re learning along the way and email it to Sara or Georgia
  • Drop us an email so we can arrange a time to call and interview you and write a blog for you.

All content we receive will be published on this page, shared through our social media channels and emailed to our Sector News e-list to help others navigate COVID-19 challenges.

Keep in touch and remember, if you’re already social distancing, #StayHomeWorkOut to look after your physical and mental wellbeing.


For more information
Georgia Felton
Marketing and Communications Officer - Energise Me
Call 01962 676379
For more information
Sara Lock
Marketing & Communications Manager
Call 01962 676377
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