City Council creates new activities hub online to help people keep physically and mentally active

Published: Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Oxford City Council today launched an online Activities Hub which provides links to online advice on exercise, mental health, learning and cultural activities.

The Activities Hub has been put together to help residents find supportive resources to help them while social distancing measures are in place.

Looking after mental and physical health during this period is vital, and the links have been chosen to offer a range of activities to suit different age groups, physical fitness and abilities. More links will be added to over time, and people can recommend new links to be added so that good resources get widely shared.

The site also has information for anyone wanting to volunteer, with links to the main organisations in Oxford organising the response to Coronavirus.

“As a Council we normally provide a range of activities for residents of all ages, to keep them healthy, connected and active. With the changes in day to day life we’re all experiencing we still want to provide these, but in a way that people can access from home.

“Staying mentally and physically active is really important at this time when we’ve lost our usual routines. We’ll keep adding to the activities hub and welcome good suggestions of resources other people have found useful. Staying at home doesn’t have to mean giving up activities, just finding new ways to enjoy them.”
Councillor Marie Tidball, Cabinet Member for Supporting Local Communities