Coronavirus and your wellbeing
You and your runners might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include not being able to run with a group, being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. If you are worried about running during COVID-19 or your general wellbeing, there are lots of things you and your runners can try to help.
- Click here for guidance from our friends at Mind, the Mental Health Charity about Coronavirus and your wellbeing.
- Click here to download a PDF of all the information below, plus organisations who can help. (PDF 145kB)
Keeping in touch
It’s important to stay connected and check in to see how people are doing. There are lots of different ways to stay in touch with other group members.
Technology provides an opportunity for us all to support each other’s mental health. Share a funny picture or video, start a book club, have a virtual chat over a coffee or some cake. It also enables virtual group exercise sessions, club or group exercise challenges and so much more. We know that RunTogether groups are great at creating imaginative ways of doing things and now is the time to embrace that!
- Click here for more information about how to stay connected through digital technology, including information about group chat, video conferencing and online events.
Getting some fresh air and exercise is really important to support good mental health. Take time to get outside regularly for a walk or run or why not do circuits in the house or garden? Remember to keep yourself and others safe and make sure you follow government advice.
- Keep up to date with the England Athletics guidance.
- Mind have also provided some guidance about staying active at home – Mind: How to stay active at home.