Activity levels see partial recovery from Covid-19
Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 11:59
Activity levels are starting to recover following large drops caused by coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, Sport England's latest Active Lives Adult Survey report shows.
Covering the period between November 2020 and November 2021, the results, which have been published today (28/04/22), show that while activity levels obviously dropped as a result of restrictions designed to stop the spread of the virus, they then stabilised and are now starting to recover.
Between November 2020 and November 2021, 61.4% of the population were active, and 27.2% were inactive. The recovery started in mid-March 2021 when there was a rise of 3% to 61.2% of the population getting active (between mid-March – mid-May), compared to just 58.2% 12 months earlier.
While numbers are still down compared to pre-pandemic, with 600k (1.9%) fewer active adults and 1.3m (2.6%) more inactive adults, the recovery is a testament to the work and investment that went into helping people stay active during a period of unprecedented restrictions.
However, while this initial recovery is good news, the data shows that this is not universal, with many people struggling, a trend that emerged before the pandemic.
This is a Sport England news release. You can find out more information here: Activity levels see partial recovery from Covid-19 | Sport England