This report provides a summary of adult's physical activity levels from May 2019-2020. Activity levels were on track for record highs before a national lockdown was introduced in March 2020.
This report, which covers the 12 months including lockdown, should be read in conjunction with Sport England's Active Lives Covid-19 report covering the period between March and May 2020.
Lockdown led to unprecedented decreases in activity levels between mid-March and mid-May. Compared to the same two-month period 12 months earlier:
• 3.0m (-7.1%) fewer active adults
• 3.4m (+7.4%) more inactive adults.
As a result, over the full 12 months, the proportion of adults who were active in England was unchanged compared to last year.