The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on activity levels throughout England, but has been most acute across disadvantaged groups and areas of high deprivation.
Sport England's latest Active Lives Adult Survey, published this month, covers the period from mid-May 2020 to mid-May 2021, which includes periods of national and tiered restrictions introduced to counter the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 13:54
A major milestone was reached this week with more than 100 trained Covid Champions now in place to help people in Somerset stay up to date with the Covid-19 latest advice.
The Covid Community Champion Network has been going from strength to strength since it was first launched in October. There are now just over 100 trained Champions across Somerset, sharing messages about Covid-19 and how to stay healthy,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:33
Here are details of the SASP roadmap out of lockdown, which has all the detail on individual programmes. This is a phased approach and in the timeframe that the government guidance allows (which may change).
*Please note these are the earliest times indicated by the Government and may move backwards.
Step 1 (a) - 8th March
• Schools re-open and sport in schools can resume (including after school... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:52
Call to prioritise disabled people in sport and leisure as new research reveals huge pandemic impact
The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity urges leaders to make disabled people a priority now to prevent the long-term effects of inactivity. The call comes on the day Activity Alliance releases their latest Annual Survey that shows the pandemic's true impact on disabled people's activity.
Activity Alliance is urging decision makers in sport and leisure to prioritise disabled people... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:03
As part of the support SASP are providing to schools through lockdown 3.0, our school games programme brings the latest virtual challenge to secondary schools - skipping. SASP have partnered with Dan The Skipping Man and there are different challenges and levels for primary and secondary aged children.
With a focus on the older age group, secondary schools who have signed up are receiving packs of 30... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 09:50
Love to Pedal is a chair based virtual cycling opportunity that was successfully launched in care and residential settings across Somerset in late 2020 in response to Covid 19 and will now soon be available for individuals at home. Love to Pedal has been developed by SASP and funded through Sports England's Tackling Inequalities fund. The project offers a virtual cycling programme which includes sets... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 09:08
Setting up live lessons Countywide...
Reaching out to EYFS
To support children across Somerset during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Early Years team at SASP reached out to the EYFS communities offering them an opportunity to take part in some virtual live physical activity lessons. Being a wide spread and rural county a virtual offer was an excellent opportunity to promote the importance of physical development... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 15:00
On Monday 4 January, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.
Here we provide information on what the restrictions mean for sport and physical activity.
The national lockdown restrictions mean you should minimise time spent outside your home.
It's against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they're... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 11:06
SASP want to update you on the current situation after the decision made by our Prime Minister to put us into another national lockdown that mirrors that of the first lockdown. As a team we feel we have many learnt lessons in how to operate the project amidst another national lockdown based upon our experiences in the last. We are also aware that the majority of the young people we engage with will... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:00
The Covid Community Champions Network gives local people a role in helping their community to get up to date information and make the right choices to stay healthy.
After attending a short online training course, Covid Community Champions will be able to help their family, friends and the wider community to understand the latest guidance around Covid-19, and signpost to other health and wellbeing support.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 14:46