Advice from official sources
- What to do if you think you might have coronavirus – NHS 111 tool
- NHS advice and common questions on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Supporting you to keep active
It is recommended that adults and older people undertake 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week, with at least two sessions of strength and balance exercises. This level of activity is associated with significant benefits to physical and mental health and wellbeing.
However, doing any amount of activity is better than none and is still associated with positive health outcomes. This is particularly relevant for those with long-term conditions. Whilst people are spending more time than usual in the house, this can be trickier to achieve.
Try breaking up periods of sitting with regular short walks around the house or garden. The links below give some good ideas for exercises you can carry out at home, as well as other ideas for safely maintaining your activity levels.
Guidance: Health matters getting every adult active every day
Resources from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to help maintain activity levels and manage pain at home can be found here.
Sport England resources to help people maintain fitness while spending more time at home can be found here.
Advice and video links to simple exercises to maintain activity levels at home can be found here.