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ComRes – Welsh sport activity levels during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Sport Wales teamed up with Savanta ComRes to get an insight into the nation’s activity habits and behaviours during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The surveys, run at different points of the pandemic, provide a snapshot of how different restrictions impacted on physical activity and sport, as well as the attitude of people in Wales towards exercise during and after lockdown.

The data has been weighted to be demographically representative of Welsh adults 16+ by gender, age and the estimated households with children under 16.

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Survey Highlights

Some of the findings in the surveys include:

  • Overall participation in sport and physical activity in Wales kept to roughly the same levels during lockdown, despite no structured sport taking place.
  • Children, older adults (55+) and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds tended to take part in less sport and physical activity during lockdown than they had done previously.
  • Usually around 10% of the adult population volunteer in sport every year, but during lockdown 30% said they want to volunteer in sport.
  • When leisure facilities reopened most people that accessed them said that they felt comfortable using them.