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21 May 2020

Survey into the impact of Covid-19 on Activity Habits of Residents

The measures imposed by HM Government to promote social distancing in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic in March 2020 have had an unprecedented economic and social impact on the lives of Black Country residents.

The restrictions on movement for non-key workers have meant that forms of exercise considered normal by many, such as going to a leisure centre, gym or group exercise class have become impossible and people have had to find new means of staying fit and healthy, with online ‘stay at home exercise’ videos becoming commonplace in homes up and down the country.

The situation has also had the impact of introducing new audiences to the benefits of an active lifestyle; when the Prime Minister announced the new measures, they included the caveat that non-key workers could leave their residence once-a-day for exercise, prompting many residents to become more active than they’d ever been before.

As HM Government have now announced a partial relaxation of restrictions, Active Black Country are looking to ascertain the impact of social distancing on the activity levels of people living and working in the Black Country.

This survey includes questions that pertain to activity habits before and during the lockdown, and seeks to understand if and how any lifestyle changes adopted during this period might be retained. The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.

One respondent will be selected at random to receive £200 in vouchers towards physical activity equipment.

Please access the survey using this link https://bit.ly/2ygYJ2G

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