Since the outbreak of COVID-19, protecting the nation’s health is everyone’s highest priority, and we in particular are focused on keeping those with long term health conditions safe and well.
While government guidance is being continually updated, it currently recommends that:
- Everyone practices ‘social distancing’ in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Those who are at a higher risk should follow social distancing practices especially carefully.
- Those who are considered extremely vulnerable should ‘shield’ themselves from COVID-19 by undertaking extra measures at until the end of June and from the 1st August it is expected that shielding will be paused and strict social distancing measures rather than full shielding measures can be adopted.
- Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or who believes they may have it, should ‘self-isolate' along with the people they live with for up to 14 days.
We Are Undefeatable has always recognised that everyone’s conditions affect them differently. We also believe that being active is one way for many people to support their wellbeing and quality of life, in addition to helping manage their physical and mental health. It can also be a wonderful way to stay connected with friends and family, either in person or virtually (if abiding by the guidelines means you must temporarily stay apart).
As we navigate the changes to our routines due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever to focus on the things that we can do to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. There will be ups and downs, of course – and moving more when you can is still just as important as accepting when you can’t. But no matter what level of activity you find you can manage, it is still very much worth celebrating.
Keep reading to find out how you can safely be active during this time, and for links to specific resources from our charity partners.