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  1. How lockdown bolstered my business

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    Video caption: How lockdown bolstered my business

    With many small businesses collapsing due to the pandemic, here's one which did the opposite.

  2. Less than half of children 'getting enough daily activity'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Less than half of schoolchildren in Guernsey are reaching the recommended amount of daily activity, according to a recent study.

    More than 300 children wore devices containing accelerometers for a week last autumn as a sample in a project run by the Health Improvement Commission.

    The commission said it was now looking at ways to encourage children to be active for another 10 to 15 minutes a day to bring them up to the recommended hour a day.

  3. Plans to increase physical activity by 10% in Jersey

    Rebecca Thorn

    BBC News

    Woman running in woods

    The Government of Jersey is aiming to increase physical activity in the island by 10% by 2030.

    A report produced by Jersey Sport found almost 50% of adults and 81% of children in Jersey do not meet the World Health Organisation’s guidelines for physical activity.

    The government has announced it will invest £2.4m to help get islanders moving as part of its decade-long plan.

    It will build on the work of the government's Fit for the Future strategy, which ended in December 2018.

    The new plan will adopt "a whole-systems approach" to physical inactivity through "sports participation and support for islanders to adopt active lifestyles", the government said.

    Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senator Steve Pallett, added: "As a society we need to get more active, and this strategy sets an achievable goal and the framework for achieving it."

    The full 'Inspiring an Active Jersey' strategy can be read on Jersey Sport's website.

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    People return to reopened leisure facilities as lockdown eases.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Gyms reopen with new safety measures

    The BBC's Katy Austin describes some of the new safety measures in place, as indoor gyms reopen in England.