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The Directors of Sport Structures are dismayed at the lack of recognition of the value and importance of sport and physical activity in the lockdown. The sport and leisure sector has been unequivocal in making sure activity is Covid safe and the data indicates that the sector has been successful in its approach.

The case of exercise is even more important coming into the winter period to address the mental and physical health of the nation. We encourage all in the sector to lobby your MPs to make sure that the health agenda is a compelling case.  We have seen too many redundancies of passionate, skilled and experienced sport and leisure professionals to not fight to keep our sector alive.

We also call on the sector to sign the petition ‘Save Community Sports Clubs and Leisure Facilities with a Sports Recovery Fund’ https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553619.

 

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