An inclusive response to COVID-19 in sport and activity

An inclusive response to COVID-19 in sport and activity - 17 Nov 2020

An inclusive response to COVID-19 in sport and activity Online Event!

New speakers confirmed and opportunity to submit your questions

More than 400 people have registered so far, which shows how important this topic is to so many of us across the country.

Bringing together disabled people’s experiences with leaders from the sport and leisure sector, this is an event not to be missed. While sport and leisure continue to go through challenging times, the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people has led to widening inequalities. Join Activity Alliance Chief Executive, Barry Horne, alongside fellow leaders Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England, and Huw Edwards, ukactive, for a live event.

They will explore how we can collectively deliver an inclusive response to COVID-19. Marc Woods, Chair of CIMSPA and former Paralympic swimmer, will host this all-important event.

Booking required

Tuesday 17 November 2020,  10:00 – 11:30am. Event registration page on Eventbrite.

Activity Alliance is the leading national charity working towards fairness for disabled people in sport and activity. This event will address the growing concern that disabled people may become the forgotten audience as the nation’s activity level increases.

Sport and leisure positively change lives. Before the pandemic, there was good progress in closing the unjust gap between disabled and non-disabled people’s activity levels. By the end of 2019, we witnessed the highest number recorded for disabled people’s activity levels in Sport England’s Active Lives Adult survey. However, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic presents a huge challenge for disabled people and the sporting world.

At this event, our speakers will talk about the need for innovative and accessible responses at all levels of sport and leisure. Influential leaders’ perspectives will combine with disabled people’s real lived experiences and their hopes for the future.

This event is ideal for:

Local and national policy and decision makers in sport, leisure, health, and education

Professionals working with disabled people

Cost: Free of charge

This event will provide British Sign Language interpretation and captions.

For any additional information please email Jannine Walker, National Events Manager at or call 0161 200 5445

Booking Below

Tuesday 17 November 2020,  10:00 – 11:30am. Event registration page on Eventbrite.

Speaker latest

We are delighted to inform you that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has added her voice to this all-important event. Her crucial views will be shown on the day in a specially recorded interview.

Also, we are excited that TV’s The Last Leg presenter, Alex Brooker will be joining us to talk through his experiences this year.

Submit your question for consideration

We want to gather the type of issues you are interested in knowing more on. So, we are encouraging attendees to submit questions for our sport sector leaders ahead of the event.

These questions are for Barry Horne – Activity Alliance’s CEO, Tim Hollingsworth – Sport England’s CEO and Huw Edwards – ukactive’s CEO.

Due to the tight event schedule and time limitations, we cannot promise your question will be asked. But we will collate the range of topics and provide further information where possible after the event.

You can submit your questions for consideration using our online Slido form. Deadline for submitting your questions is Sunday 8 November 2020.

If you have further queries, please email Jannine Walker on or call 0161 200 5445.


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