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Tie children's grassroots sport lockdown status during COVID-19 to schools.

Submitted on Monday 2nd November 2020

Rejected on Thursday 19th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Tie children's grassroots sport lockdown status during COVID-19 to schools.

Petition Details

Sport is an important influence in children's lives. It helps promote: positive body image, physical and cardiovascular fitness, mental health, and positive life choices. The government needs to help young people grow and prosper by allowing them to play sport as long as it is safe to go to school.

Additional Information

The government's own scientific data point out that mental and physical health are in a critical state within the school-aged population across the UK. With the added stress of Coronavirus in young people's lives, exercise and positive social interactions are more important than ever. Scientific data from SAGE also point out that transmission rates amongst youth are low; therefore, if schools are deemed safe, there is no increased risk of transmission during outdoor sporting pursuits.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign some of these petitions:

Allow outdoor grassroot youth sport to continue during national lockdowns: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/557785

Allow all youth sport to continue during lockdowns: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/557497

We also couldn't publish a petition that contained unsubstantiated statements that allowing outdoor youth sport wouldn't increase the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

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