Council support people to stay active and connected during this time

9th April 2020, 1:05pm | By Marc Read |

Council support people to stay active and connected during this time

Wiltshire Council is supporting the county to be as active as possible while its leisure facilities are currently closed and people have to stay at home.

The council has been working to develop a wide range of online services that are now available on Wiltshire Council’s Active Communities resource page at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-active-communities.

It is important that people are able to keep both physically and mentally active. The resource page covers a variety of topics, including the various library services available online – rhyme times, story times, e-books/magazines, resources on getting creative through mediums like song, dance, art and literature and opportunities to explore Wiltshire’s history.

The council’s leisure teams are promoting fitness challenges and videos that will include activities for all abilities and signposting to national resources to keep people moving at home, as well as providing activity packs to download and bringing existing participants together for regular online group chats. There is also information on ways to support your mental health.

Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “Staying home all the time isn’t ideal for good health and wellbeing so we are encouraging people to keep as active as possible.

“We can’t wait to welcome people back to our leisure facilities, history centre and libraries as soon as it’s safe to do so, but in the meantime we’ll be working hard to keep Wiltshire moving and managing people’s mental health to help everyone get through this difficult time.”

All the resources, as well as a host of other COVID-19 updates, guidance and support can also be found at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus

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