Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines
The Department of Health & Social Care have released a set of physical activity guidelines to assist health professionals, policymakers and others working to promote physical activity, sport and exercise for health benefits.
Infographics explaining the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth have also been developed.
Sport England - Uniting the Movement
Sport England Uniting the Movement' (PDF, 7.2 Mb)
Sport England's 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity. The five big issues are where Sport England see the greatest potential for preventing and tackling inequalities in sport and physical activity.
School Sport and Activity Action Plan
School Sport and Activity Action Plan July 2019 (PDF, 359 Kb)
A cross-government action plan to provide pupils with greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day.
Active Lives Survey
The Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People gathers data on how children engage with sport and physical activity.
The findings paint a promising picture, with a return to levels seen pre-pandemic in the proportion of children and young people meeting the Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines of taking part in an average of 60 minutes or more of sport and physical activity a day. There are also positive signs of longer-term growth in activity levels among secondary aged girls (ages 11-16). However, some groups are being left behind, with primary aged children, specifically those in school Years 3-4 (ages 7-9), and Black boys, not seeing the same recovery - while Black girls are reporting significantly fewer positive attitudes towards sport and physical activity than before the pandemic.
Active Lives Adult Survey November 20 21 Report (PDF, 2.8 Mb)
This report presents data from the Active Lives Adult Survey for the period mid-November 2020 to mid-November 2021. Data is presented for adults aged 16+ in England. This report contains a full year of coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, including comparisons to both the first easing of restrictions in
summer 2020 and to pre-pandemic.
Sport England Market Segmentation Tool
Sport England's Market Segmentation Tool has been designed to help understand the life stages and attitudes of different population groups – and the sporting interventions most likely to engage them.
The Future of Public Sector Leisure
Future of Public Sector Leisure (PDF, 3.9 Mb)
The restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic and people's changing exercise habits as a result, the rising cost of energy, chemical shortages and staff retention have created a challenging landscape for the public leisure sector.
In order to build a sustainable sector, Sport England has worked with key stakeholders in the industry to produce the Future of public sector leisure report.