Being active at home

Coronavirus update 5/1/2021

Sports and physical activity

Indoor gyms and sports facilities will remain closed. Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges and riding arenas must also close. Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.

Exercising and meeting other people

You should minimise time spent outside your home. It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Public outdoor places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • the grounds of a heritage site
  • playgrounds

Outdoor sports venues, including tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools, must close.

Use these resources to help you to stay active within the home. You won't need any special equipment or open outdoor space for these activities.

Staying Strong at Home (by Get Doncaster Moving)

This booklet contains a mixture of chair-based exercises and standing exercises, as well as advice on looking after overall wellbeing.

Local community groups can request paper copies of the Staying Strong at Home booklet to share with their networks by contacting hannnah.wild@doncaster.gov.uk

PE Parent (by Active Fusion)

This booklet is full of ideas for families to keep active together and entertain children in the home.

MOVING AT HOME #STAYINWORKOUT

SPORT ENGLAND- STAY IN WORK OUT

YORKSHIRE SPORT- ACTIVE AT HOME

THIS GIRL CAN- HOME EXERCISE

ONE DANCE

FREE TRIALS!

Here is a selection of online exercise platforms with on demand fitness content who either provide free access or have teamed up with Sport England to offer extended trials.

LES MILLS

FIIT

HER SPIRIT

NIKE

MOVING FOR THOSE AT HIGHER RISK & OLDER ADULTS

NHS- STUDIO FITNESS

SPORT ENGLAND- 10 TODAY

RAMBLERS- STEP CHALLENGE

WE ARE UNDEFEATABLE- GET MOVING AROUND THE HOME

Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?

You can leave your home for medical needs. If you have a health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health - including if that involves travel beyond your local area - then you can do so.

MOVING FOR CHILDREN

In addition to the Active Fusion PE Parent resource at the top of the page, here are some other places to look:

NHS- CHANGE FOR LIFE INDOOR ACTIVITIES

YORKSHIRE SPORT- THIS IS PE

THIS GIRL CAN- DISNEY WORKOUTS

THE BODY COACH

GO NOODLE GAMES

COSMIC KIDS YOGA

NHS- ACCESSIBLE ACTIVITY

NHS- 10 MINUTE SHAKE UP

BBC- SUPER MOVERS

PREMIER LEAGUE PRIMARY STARS

GET SET

ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST TREASURE HUNT

JUMP START JONNY

I MOVES

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

NHS- STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION

MENTAL HEALTH

MIND