- United Kingdom
New research released by the Youth Sport Trust has recorded teacher's accounts of what a return to PE and sport in schools across the UK looks like following six months of closures.
The charity heard how logistical issues and cautiousness among teachers around delivery guidelines has led to some schools teaching less or even no PE at all this term.
In secondary schools over a fifth are offering less timetabled PE than before COVID. Around half of all schools will be delivering less extracurricular sport in the Autumn term and, additionally, around four in 10 will offer none. Among other findings, the YST report found that 73% of teachers reported children returning with low levels of physical fitness