The following list provides links to a variety of resources that support physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Succeeding at Stay-At-Home Physical Health Education - Explore 50+ Covid-safe and engaging activities to learn through school at home or at school. Presenter: John Byl
Effective Training with No Equipment - Make the most out of your home workouts despite having no fitness equipment. Presenter: Jethro Bartelings The session handout can be accessed here.
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Moving Fitness Programs Online - provides some key tips and considerations to provide physical activity programs using an online platform. Presenter: Jan Keryluk The session handout can be accessed here.
Connecting During the Pandemic - a round table discussion sharing ideas and approaches for effectively connecting with clients during the pandemic.
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Managing exercise and physical activity in post-covid condition (long covid) - identifies what long covid is, various ways it impacts the body, and the implications for participation in physical activity. Presenter: Dana Kliewer Click here to access the recording.Province of Manitoba - COVID resources for businesses and residents https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html#provinciallevel
Fit Kids Healthy Kids website – provides a searchable list of children’s active games that can be filtered by a variety of factors including age/available space/equipment/etc. https://fitkidshealthykids.ca/games-database
Physical & Health Educators of Manitoba (PHE Manitoba) – has developed a COVID-19 resource document with activities, guidelines, infographics, teacher wellness links, health links, etc.; http://www.phemanitoba.ca/uploads/1/0/8/7/108735067/phe_manitoba_covid-19_resource_document_sept_2nd.pdf
PHE Canada – provides a series of resources to support various considerations related to the return to school and physical education https://phecanada.ca/activate/return-school-phe
OPHEA - a collection of health and physical education content to use with your kids to stay healthy and active at home. https://www.ophea.net/resources-support-parents-and-caregivers-health-and-physical-education-home
Recreation Manitoba – provides a series of resources including reports, policy examples, toolkits, webinars, etc. to support service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic https://recconnections.com/Covid-19-Resources
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) – The Bench provides support to the sector as it faces new challenges presented by COVID-19. Inside, you will find discussion forums (Q+A) and a resource library with templates, tools, guidelines and other documents to make your work easier. In addition, the site includes a series of webinars on COVID-19 and re-opening facilities. https://www.cpra.ca/covid19
Sport Manitoba – provides web links to over 100 sport partners. Most sport associations or organizations have included return to play guidelines or policies and some have additional COVID-19 resources on their web sites. https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/partners/
University of Manitoba - Upholding the Principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion During COVID-19 The aim of this handbook is to promote awareness and understanding of how to support each other during the pandemic using equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles. https://news.umanitoba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/EDI_Covid_Handbook_UofM_FNL-accessible-20210202.pdfn
Winnipeg in Motion – provides a series of resources to get everyone from infants to older adults moving. https://www.winnipeginmotion.ca/resources.php
Wellness Together Canada - provides free mental health and substance use support to all ages 24/7. https://wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/
World Health Organization - resource entitled Support for rehabilitation: self-management after COVID-19-related illness includes advice on returning to physical activity with a safe, measured approach considering other continuing symptoms. https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Life-stages/disability-and-rehabilitation/publications/support-for-rehabilitation-self-management-after-covid-19-related-illness,-2nd-ed
True Sport - promotes sport that is built on fairness, excellence, inclusion, and fun. Several resources that focus on safe return to community sport; physical distancing and staying active at home are provided. https://truesportpur.ca/resources
Exercise is Medicine® has assembled a variety of scientific articles and resources related to the effects of exercise (acute and chronic) on the body’s immune response. https://www.exerciseismedicine.org/support_page.php/covid-19-and-exercise1/
GoNoodle – GoNoodle videos get kids (grades K–5) moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Great for parents and teachers. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw
Canadian Women & Sport - Pandemic Alert: Pandemic Impact on Girls in Sport Looks at how the COVID-19 stoppage is impacting girls and how this relates to the existing barriers women and girls face in sport. https://womenandsport.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/COVID-Alert-final-English-July-2021.pdf
If you are aware of good COVID related resources that support physical activity please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the association
PACM is a coalition of organizations interested in promoting increased physical activity by all Manitobans through promotion, collaboration and education.