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15 Oct 2021
Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'

Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at the DCMS, has promised that the government will place sport and physical activity "at the heart of pandemic recovery".

Speaking at the ukactive Conference at London's Guildhall this week, Dorries said that the pandemic should be used as a trigger to get an entire generation physically active.

"If COVID-19 is teaching us anything, it’s the fundamental role that sport and exercise play in our lives," Dorries said.

"It’s crucial for our general wellbeing – and it was a real wrench when parts of it were taken away from us for months at a time last year.

"That’s why we prioritised sport and physical activity throughout the pandemic. More than £1bn has gone into supporting the sector.

"That was during the height of the pandemic. Now comes the recovery – and we’ll be putting sport and physical activity at the heart of that, too.

"I want to use our experiences over the last eighteen months as the trigger for a new generation of physical activity and exercise.

"Improving the nation’s health and wellbeing is vital to reducing the pressure on the NHS, and being physically active is central to that."

She added that it was also a time to "refresh" the government's Sporting Future strategy, published in 2015.

Dorries said: "As we come out of this pandemic, now is a prime opportunity to refresh this strategy.

"Right now, officials in my department are looking at ways we can make sure it continues to be relevant in the coming years.

"We’re in the very early stages of this process, and of course our primary focus remains helping the sector recover from the pandemic. We understand the importance of this.

That recovery can mean many things – it might be tackling barriers that make it harder for people to stay active, or making sure sports remain financially sustainable, or promoting the uptake of facilities in schools and beyond.

"But throughout the whole process, we will constantly be looking for opportunities to work with the sector to level up facilities, infrastructure and the support we provide."


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24 Nov 2021
Make every day national fitness day, says Nigel Huddleston as 22.7 million get active
A total of 22.7 million Brits – more than a third of the total population – took part in physical activity during the recent National Fitness Day.
22 Nov 2021
North American and Japanese attractions dominate 2021 Thea Awards
North America and Japan-based visitor attractions and businesses picked up 14 of the 19 Thea Awards this year.
18 Nov 2021
ISPA reveals Dan Heath as opening keynote for 2022 conference
Bestselling author and entrepreneur Dan Heath has been announced as the opening Power Session keynote speaker for The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 2022 Conference.
17 Nov 2021
IHRSA Smart Summit and FitnessConnected events get underway in Munich
The ​​Inaugural IHRSA SMART Summit has kicked off in Munich, Germany, with a focus on exploring the future of the sector in a changing world.
17 Nov 2021
Dates announced for 2022 Spa Life UK and Ireland conventions
Industry events Spa Life UK and Spa Life Ireland will go ahead in 2022, with organisers promising more practical, hands-on activities to enhance the event experience.
10 Nov 2021
Global Wellness Summit releases full agenda for 2021 conference in Boston
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has revealed the full agenda for its 15th annual conference taking place both virtually and in person in Boston, Massachusetts, from 30 November to 3 December.
03 Nov 2021
National conference will grapple with the rebuilding of the UK tourism industry
Nigel Huddleston, minister for tourism, will give a keynote speech at this year's Tourism Conference, taking place in London on 15 November.
29 Oct 2021
David Zarb Jenkins partners with We Work Well to launch hosted buyer events for fitness and hospitality. Will compete with Questex
We Work Well has announced the launch of two new hosted buyer events, targeting the fitness and hospitality markets in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
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