Latest Active Lives Adult Survey results show activity levels see partial recovery from Covid-19
Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 11:28
Sport England's latest Active Lives Adult Survey report shows activity levels are starting to recover following large drops caused by coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions.
Covering the period between November 2020 and November 2021, the results show that while activity levels obviously dropped as a result of restrictions designed to stop the spread of the virus, they then stabilised and are now starting to recover.
The recovery started in mid-March 2021 when there was a rise of 3% to 61.2% of the population getting active (between mid-March – mid-May), compared to just 58.2% 12 months earlier.
While numbers are still down compared to pre-pandemic, with 600k (1.9%) fewer active adults and 1.3m (2.6%) more inactive adults, the recovery is a testament to the work and investment that went into helping people stay active during a period of unprecedented restrictions.
However, while this initial recovery is good news, the data shows that this is not universal, with many people struggling, a trend that emerged before the pandemic. This is why we are supporting Sport England's 10 year strategy, Uniting the Movement, with our work in Dorset to focus on tackling inequalities and barriers.