Welcome to the Get Moving page of the website. Hopefully you're here because you want to find out about the many different ways that you can get moving in Doncaster.

Over the coming months we will be adding more ideas and things to do.

If you want to promote your activities, please get in touch.

As we are all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, staying as physically active as possible is now more important than ever.

Get Doncaster Moving would like to encourage and support people to find the best way for them to continue to be active for at least 30 minutes (60 minutes for children) each day at home.

How much should we be doing?

Why is it important?

We believe that keeping physically active is now more important than it ever has been. Keeping moving will reduce the risk of serious health conditions and life-limiting diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Being more active also keeps our bodies strong and flexible and can help reduce stress, depression and anxiety.

Children should move more to help support healthy bone and muscle growth and help with balance and co-ordination.

For full Government guidance on what is, and is not permitted please click the below link:

The government has confirmed changes to what's allowed in relation to sport and physical activity as part of the next phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sport and Exercise Outdoors new Coronavirus advice

The latest guidance allows people to get together in small groups to do things like walking and cycling, take part in fitness or conditioning sessions with friends or team mates, and allows people who need someone with them when they have a 1-2-1 session to access activity, for example someone who might need a carer.

All of this must be done safely and responsibly, and if someone is planning to exercise or take part in some activity in a small group, they should familiarise themselves with all the government guidance around social distancing and hygiene, in particular.

For sport-specific guidance around when people might be able to return to training, they should check in with the relevant organisations and governing bodies for advice they may be providing.

For further details, please see the Doncaster Council page.

Coronavirus - Easy Read Guides and Other Language Guides

If you are looking for easy-read guides, or guides in other languages, please visit the Doncaster Council website

Active Recovery

COVID-19 infection frequently leaves people feeling tired, weak, short of breath performing simple tasks, lacking in motivation, anxious or even feeling depressed. These symptoms can go on for a lot longer than expected and it can feel like you'll never get back to normal.

Please see the website link for a fun video and some other resources to help during recovery https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/covidrecovery/