Think Tank seeks ideas to get Yorkshire and the Humber active after COVID

A Yorkshire think tank is looking to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from COVID-19.

Policy Yorkshire, the region’s dedicated think tank, is calling for evidence on how this can be achieved after research has shown that before the pandemic, physical activity levels in the region were increasing.

With the latest global evidence suggesting that  eight policy areas can help support people to be active, including physical education at school, good urban planning to support physical activity and clear public messaging, the group is keen to hear from respondents on the following key points:

  • What works well and not so well now in Yorkshire and the Humber in supporting and encouraging physical activity?
  • What opportunities are there to re-shape our physical, social and economic environment to better improve levels of physical activity?
  • How might we describe and measure future success in achieving these policies in Yorkshire and Humber?
  • What are the policies that matter most to support people in Yorkshire and The Humber to be as active as they can be?

Policy Yorkshire is seeking written submissions in response to these questions of no longer than 2,000 words by 5pm on Friday 16 April. Submissions should be sent to or can be made online at

More information is available here