Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online policy

The use of online delivery platforms has been a valuable resource for practitioners to continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to providing a cost effective method to maintain participation and help promote health and wellbeing. Whilst CIMSPA has seen practitioners adapt and excel in their resourcefulness to continue operating using online delivery, there are many factors to consider to ensure both the safety of both participants and that practitioners are “qualified to deliver”. The policy and guidance have been developed in consultation with the sector to support its workforce to maintain professional operation which promotes the benefits of sport and physical activity.

The policy

This Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online policy outlines the key requirements of practitioners operating in the online environment in order to help the implementation of correct safety measures. The policy covers:
  • Live online sessions.
  • Pre-recorded private online sessions.
  • Pre-recorded publicly available online sessions.
  • Open social sport and physical activity sessions.

The key requirements to ensure participant and practitioner safety when delivering sport and physical activity online are also covered by this policy.

Who is this policy for?

  • This policy applies to all sport and physical activity practitioners participating in a role which requires a technical qualification and who are currently delivering or planning to deliver content through an online platform.
  • This policy applies to individual practitioners.
  • Practitioners operating within or on behalf of an organisation should consult that organisation’s internal policies regarding delivery of sport and physical activity using an online platform, particularly with regard to areas such as insurance and where relevant, music licensing.
  • The scope of this policy is limited to the United Kingdom.
  • This policy does not refer to the use of any particular or specific online delivery platforms.


Document Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online FAQs

There is supporting guidance to assist in the understanding of this policy along with useful resources which can be downloaded with the policy below.

Document Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online Policy
Document Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online Policy guidance document

For more guidance at a glance, please check out the pages below.

The policy is has been developed in consultation with Active Partnerships, EMD UK, ukactive and UK Coaching, who have a common engagement with practitioners that this policy relates to.

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