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Sport and the coronavirus

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the opportunities for people to stay active, limited social interaction through sport and affected the livelihoods of those employed in the sport and fitness sector.

Sport also involves close contact among participants and spectators which risks spreading the coronavirus. To avoid this, affected countries have closed down or placed restrictions on professional and amateur sports and fitness activities.

The information below is provided to help policymakers, officials and the public make good decisions about sport, exercise and physical activity during the pandemic.

For more details, contact: Sport for Development and Peace team, Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate, Commonwealth Secretariat, E. [email protected]