Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:00
Nominate your Berkshire physical activity lockdown heroes
Together with the whole world our county continues fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences. Celebrating victories big and small and recognising our local heroes is becoming more important than ever.
This year it will be just one award category – 'The Berkshire physical activity lockdown hero'. The nomination can be for any size, organisation, charity, club, community group, school or an individual (aged 11+) that has positively impacted others through physical activity and sport in Berkshire.
Nominations are open until Tuesday 15th December 2020, with winners announced on the 26th February 2021.
Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:27
We are launching a local campaign promoting physical activity as a priority in tackling the impact of the pandemic outbreak. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:39
As some degree of normality resumes we are piloting some community sessions for older adults, some of which are outdoors. All of these activities are pitched at a gentle intensity and are perfect for those who might not have been active for a while, maybe you have been shielding and/or are looking to rebuild your confidence about getting out and about again.
You will see that you need to book onto these sessions. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:20
As part of the GBA work supporting schools and strengthening the links between schools and organisations working in Physical Activity, PE and School Sport we stage an annual Physical Activity Conference for Primary Schools on September 25th. The Conference will now be stage virtually and is being kindly supported by Playtime by FAWNS. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:53
With restrictions starting to be eased, there is a lot for sport and activity providers to consider. Sport England have released advice, guidance and resources to help you 'return to play' safely as soon as government allow it. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:45
Get Berkshire Active carried out an online survey asking Berkshire residents about their physical activity habits and attitudes during the Covid-19 restrictions.
807 respondents took part in the survey 28 April to 17th May 2020 from each of the six Local Authorities in Berkshire.
The results have given us valuable insight into what physical activity people have been doing, how much and why, to enable us to provide better opportunities for all. See the key findings here.
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:47
Sport England has released it's latest Active Lives results for November 2018-November 2019 and the great news is across England there has been an increase in the numbers of people being active. 28.6 million adults were active which is 63.3% of the nation's population and this is up over 400,000 people on the previous 12 months.
Sport England have also been exploring physical activity attitudes and behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic; visit their website to see the latest results of their weekly survey.
Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:57
Knowing that clubs are facing challenging times as a result of COVID-19, GBA has created a support page to give you ideas and access to tools which will help you get through it. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:58
We're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.
Join the Movement is our brand-new campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.
Official advice is to stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there's a medical reason and travelling to essential work.
This inevitably means all our routines are changing. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:02
We have created a new web page that brings together all the best advice, support and ideas. There is specific help for older people, children, families etc. There are also links to resources supporting good mental health and links to support individuals and organisations working remotely from home. Read More »