Stay Active At Home

Sport England chief executive Tim Hollingsworth says it is now "more important than ever" to stay active, while following the government's guidance on social distancing.

We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.

We're all now spending a lot more time at home and that means many of us are thinking about how we can get, or stay, active.

Official advice is stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there's a medical reason and travelling to and from essential work.

This inevitably means all our routines are changing.

But staying active is more important than ever right now, and even if you're mostly in your house, there are plenty of ways you can still do so.

Below are details on the Sport England #StayInWorkOut campaign and Ideas To Stay Active At Home


StayinWorkOut - The Importance of Being Active During the Coronavirus (and beyond) - Webinar 14th April 2020

North Yorkshire Sport hosted a webinar bringing different perspectives on physical and mental health, public health and physical activity by a panel of experts on Tuesday 14th April 2020. The webinar covered:

  • The importance of being physically active for physical and mental health
  • Understanding the national guidance
  • What is being done locally to support the population to be active

Guest Panel

Fiona Phillips - Assistant Director of Public Health at City of York Council

David Watson - Chief Executive of North Yorkshire Sport

Richard Webb - Director of Health and Adult Services at North Yorkshire County Council

This webinar is aimed at:

  • Citizens of North Yorkshire and York
  • Volunteers from local groups and organisations who support people
  • Professional staff from organisations who support physical and mental well-being

To watch the recording of the webinar, click the below link


Online Learning

As well as being active at home, we thought this is a great opportunity for the workforce of North Yorkshire to keep upskilling themselves. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of places where you can complete online learning completely free!


Useful Links