Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:02
The majority of children (92%) are doing something to stay active but the amount of activity appears to have fallen during lockdown. According to parents/carers:
- Just 12% of children under 16 were doing an hour or more of physical activity on a weekday, much lower than levels typically recorded under more normal circumstances.
- 52% of children under the age of 16 were doing less than half an hour of physical activity each weekday and 32% at the weekend. We've also observed some persistent inequalities reinforced during lockdown:
- Children from less affluent families are twice as likely to have done nothing (13%) compared to those from more affluent families (6%).
- Children from a Black and minority ethnic background are twice as likely (12%) as children from a white background (6%) to say they're not doing any activity.