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Covid-19: Moving Activities Online

The covid-19 outbreak has presented real opportunities for individuals and organisations to improve their online offers. In support of Sport England’s Stay In Work Out campaign, and to keep Londoners moving at this critical time, we’ve pulled together some of the best advice and guidance to help you go digital.

This page contains a selected list of resources that London Sport are aware of that have been launched or adapted in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Moving Activity Classes Online

While moving classes online may not be an option for every activity instructor, with some basic equipment and the right online platforms there are ways to continue to deliver services to your participants (and potentially a much wider audience).

We spoke to Marie Page, a digital marketing expert (The Digiterati) and part-time Yoga Instructor (MariePageYoga) about her experiences as she shifts to delivering online classes.

Watch a recording of the Digiterati Academy’s webinar with London Sport on Transferring Activity Classes Online here.

Active at Home webinar

Episode two of our new Talking Covid-19 and Sport series alongside the Mayor of London looked at being Active at Home.

Project Manager at the GLA, Leila Wong, was joined by London Sport’s Digital Marketing Lead Chris Norfield and Activity Alliance’s Marketing and Communications Manager Sarah Brown-Fraser to look at online delivery of activity sessions.

You can re-watch the full webinar here.

A Guide to Livestreaming

Inspired to give it a go?

If so, you’ll want to read through this livestreaming guide which has been designed to help activity providers of all shapes and sizes take their expertise online.

Whether that’s yoga, bootcamp, pilates or dance fitness, this guide aims to help individuals and organisations stay connected with their participants/members during the lockdown period.

Promoting your sessions online

Open Sessions is the free, easy way for providers to promote physical activity sessions as open data.

Designed for small to medium activity providers who don’t have an online booking system, Open Sessions is an online portal which makes it easy to publish activity session details to the web’s biggest activity finders.

Get Active is one such activity finder website, powered by open data, which makes it simple to see what is happening near you.

It is a hub of useful information to help you get started, including: guides to local activities, what to expect at your first session and our top tips for creating an activity habit.

Additional Resources

London Sport’s Covid-19 Safeguarding page.

London Sport’s Covid-19 Funding page.

Communications Guide from Activity Alliance

Adapting sessions to be more inclusive by Activity Alliance

Adapting equipment from Disability Sports Coach

Coaching Guidance from UK Coaching

This page will be updated with any new resources that we become aware of. If you are providing support to physical activity and sport organisations in response to the covid-19 crisis and would like your offer to be promoted here, contact us here.

London Sport has created a page which will be updated with any new statements or information from London Sport on the covid-19 outbreak and any impacts on our work.