ACCESS SPORT UPDATE - UPDATED 7TH APRIL 2020

As our thoughts were turning to Spring, new inclusive clubs opening and more children and young people having access to sport, a different kind of challenge emerged, with the constantly unravelling news of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

For our part as a charity that supports vulnerable and disabled children, our primary focus is the safety and welfare of all our beneficiaries, partners, supporters, ambassadors and staff. Access Sport have been following the official advice and guidance from the UK Government, the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and Sport England. Access Sport have currently stopped all face-to-face delivery and all partner clubs have cancelled face-to-face sessions. 

We are especially mindful that there will be even more vulnerable and disabled young people and their families who are less active and feel isolated. The Access Sport team are here to help where we can. We will be posting regular tips to stay active on our website and social media channels, as well as supporting clubs to stay in contact with club members. 

Access Sport Facebook

Access Sport Twitter

Access Sport Instagram

#StayActiveWithAccess

 

GENERAL ADVICE

As you are aware, the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily and so our advice remains for you to check government guidance available at the links below. 

 

UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

THE NHS – CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND ADVICE

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

 

ADVICE FROM SPORT ENGLAND

Sport England are regularly updating their website to support the sector and keep the nation moving. Sport England have announced up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Sport England have launched a new campaign to give people ideas about how to be physically active while still following the government advice on staying at home and social distancing. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.

 

TIPS AND TOOLS FROM CLUB MATTERS

Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. The Club Matters website has a number of useful resources to help keep your club and/or business functioning and working with your members.

 

Keep checking their website here for the latest resources and information. To stay up to date, subscribe to their newsletter at the bottom of their website.

 

CONTACT

If you have any queries relating to the Coronavirus and Access Sport please email [email protected] or speak to a member of the team on 020 7993 9883.

We are committed to continuing to support our beneficiaries, clubs and partners during these unsettling times. Following Government guidance, our whole team has now moved to remote working and will do this until further notice. All calls to our office number will be diverted to staff mobiles. If you have the email address or mobile number of the relevant staff member you wish to speak to please contact them directly.