It is with delight that SASP can announce that we now have face to face delivery returning across the county for many of our programmes. However this is still proving an extremely challenging time for us and our sector and we continue to be concerned about the short, medium and longer term effects on sport, leisure and physical activity provision.
In this update lets celebrate some of the programmes... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:18
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement: 29th July 2020
Health walks returned with great success in Mendip and West Somerset at the start of July. We are now several weeks in and have more walks and walkers returning each week out enjoying our beautiful county.
Our health walks will look a little different for the time being, with extra hygiene and social distancing measures in place to protect walkers and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:20
SASP sees increased awareness of the benefits of moving more for those with long term health conditions
Statistics show that one in four people in Somerset live with a long-term health condition. This often results in a person becoming less active, leading to isolation and loss of confidence. The ability to become more active, despite long term health conditions, can help a person's physical and mental... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:51
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement: 10th July 2020
As you may be aware, the Government announced yesterday (9th July 2020) that from Saturday 25th July all swimming pools can reopen.
We will be writing to all our swim school customers today to provide a further update. Rest assured, we're busy liaising with our pool operators on our plans for the return of swim schools.
The dates for when we do reopen are... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:50
The new SASP challenges website launched on Monday 22nd June 2020. With the circumstances of Covid-19 and many children not currently in school, we wanted to ensure that access to physical activity, challenging yourself and progression is still an opportunity for all. The website is designed to encourage young people to challenge themselves to be more active at school and at home. Children can choose... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:08
We Are Undefeatable Somerset Ambassador, Stewart, Covid-19 Blog: "I found myself cycling at 1am – not that far but enough for a sense of jailbreak".
Boris wrote to me back in March to say that I am "extremely vulnerable" to the most dangerous effects of Covid 19 and in order to protect myself and the NHS, I should be shielded. This meant spending the next 12 weeks at home, with just the members of my household – my wife and dog! The only fresh air that I should be getting is from my garden, the only contact with people should be through a... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:53
We Are Undefeatable Somerset Ambassador, Chrissie, Covid-19 Blog: "Half hour of gentle exercise each morning sets me up for the day".
I don't know if you have also been bombarded with funeral plans over the past few months but having no intention of departing life at this point in time, my focus has been on trying to keep myself relatively fit despite all the restrictions that have been imposed upon those of us of a certain antiquity.
I think it is important, especially when you live alone, far from relatives and friends, and in rural... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:04
Somerset has been allocated £120,000 in emergency funding for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling.
The Department for Transport has now confirmed details of the first £45m from its £250m emergency active travel fund*.
The five Local Authorities in Somerset have been working with the police and other partners, of which Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership are one... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:31
Funding for Communities Affected by COVID-19 - Sport England Inequalities Fund
SASP have received funding from Sport England to help keep people most affected during this pandemic physically active, or ready to get or resume activity. The Inequalities Funding aims to support targeted groups across Somerset.
Data from the Sport England commissioned physical activity attitudes and behaviours survey during... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:16
An update from SASP to our Partners
Week 8 of lockdown Sport England Insight on Activity Levels
A national, weekly snapshot of attitudes and behaviours during the Covid-19 pandemic is carried out by Sport England. Between 15th and 18th May 2020 the headlines are showing that physical activity levels are the highest since lockdown started as restrictions ease with walking (65%) and cycling (16%) hitting... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:16