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New AWRC collaboration puts physical activity at the heart of Covid-19 recovery

November 12, 2020

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The role of physical activity in the UK’s response to Covid-19 is to be explored through a new research collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) and ukactive.

Researchers from the AWRC and ukactive will begin an initial three-year plan by focusing on how physical activity can support Covid-19 rehabilitation to inform Government decisions as Europe comes to terms with the pandemic.

The aim of the strategic collaboration is to support the physical activity sector within the UK and across Europe with ground-breaking, relevant and up-to-date research, which will help inform policy and address inequality in terms of participation in physical activity across communities.

While the initial year sees a focus on Covid-19, the collaboration will address longer-term research questions and opportunities to improve physical activity at a population level.

Read more about the collaboration here.

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