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21 Jan 2021
The number of children and young people who were physically active fell during the 2019/20 academic year in England, as first storms and then the Covid-19 pandemic restricted the type of activities available.
The figures, published Sport England's latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey covering the 2019/20 academic year, show 44.9% of children and young people (3.2 million) met the Chief Medical Officer guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more a day.
This represents a decrease of 1.9% (86,500) compared to the same period 12 months ago, although activity levels remain higher than in 2017/18.