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Research launched to explore the impact of Covid-19 on physical activity in the North East

Research launched to explore the impact of Covid-19 on physical activity in the North East back to News

Three local Active Partnerships have joined forces with Teesside University to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected physical activity.

In April 2020, Tees Valley Sport worked closely with academics at Teesside University to launch a survey to understand physical activity levels across the North East and the barriers to being physically active during the first lockdown of the pandemic. The survey results were shared with County Durham Sport and Rise and provide insight into the lockdown experience of local people.

Findings in County Durham:

What this means for County Durham Sport:

As a result of the second national lockdown (starting on 5th November), County Durham Sport, Rise, Tees Valley Sport and Teesside University have joined forces to release a second survey. The second survey further measures the experiences of people living in the North East, their relationship with physical activity during the ongoing pandemic, and the impact of the newly introduced tiered system.

To support this work, as many people as possible are encouraged to complete the survey, which can be found here:  https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/physical-activity-and-covid-19-survey-nov-2020-lockdown-2

It is hoped the collaboration between the active partnerships and university will encourage a more joined up approach to understanding the health and wellbeing of communities across the region. This research has scope to shape the work of County Durham Sport, Rise and Tees Valley Sport in tackling inequalities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

For further information, please contact:

Rachel Mowbray (Insight Coordinator) rachel.mowbray@countydurhamsport.com

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Posted on 22nd January 2021