Statement: COVID-19

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Dear GreaterSport/GM Moving & GM Walking friends,

In line with Government and Public Health England advice, the GreaterSport/GM Moving team will today be moving to home working; leading and supporting the GM Moving ambition from our virtual offices.

There is a great deal that we can all do to keep the GM Moving movement growing during this period of change.

The evidence remains; an active life brings huge benefits to people’s physical and mental wellbeing, particularly during times of stress and anxiety. Being active, eating well and taking good care of ourselves is vital for our resilience.  As a team, we intend to do everything we can to support and inspire people to become or remain active during this difficult time.

We are all fully equipped to work from home, connect with you, talk to you and continue to work with you. We will be in touch to reorganise existing commitments, to run virtual meetings, conference calls, webinars and online opportunities to keep moving forward together.

Business needs and priorities will shift as we use our time, energy and resources in the best ways we can, in service of the people of Greater Manchester. This is a time for quick adaptation, transformation and innovation. We look forward to working with you to find creative routes to activity and wellbeing in the weeks ahead.

Our vision and purpose remains the same; changing lives together and supporting people to move more.

Our communities may need our support in other ways too, so we will be creating flexible approaches that enable our  team to support the communities where they live, while they work close to home.

Please let us know your plans, stay connected on social media and in person. We are at the other end of the phone! Let’s keep talking in real life.

Our very best wishes. Stay active, healthy and well, and let us know if we can help in any way.

Hayley Lever

CEO GreaterSport, Exec Lead, GM Moving

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