The survey will be the first of its kind to measure the current impact of COVID-19 on disabled sports fans in England and Wales and to also to look forward at particular challenges.
The data from this survey will help Level Playing Field provide guidance to Sporting Clubs and Leagues as they look to ways to provide practical and safe measures to continue to support their disabled community though unprecedented times.
On the 5th of May the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee held an enquiry session to consider the immediate and long-term impact of Covid-19. This survey will help to inform the DCMS and governing bodies of the concerns and real-life impact of Covid-19 on disabled sports fans. As a part of the enquiry Level Playing Field will feed back on the survey results directly to the DCMS committee.
Owain Davies, Level Playing Field CEO:
“The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone however it disproportionally impacts disabled people more and we want to know how and what can be done. There is a significant uncertainty around the return to live sport and disabled fans are both anxious about attending live sport when it returns and also the time it will take which will have a subsequent knock on effect.
We want to capture disabled fans views and concerns so that it can support governing bodies, clubs and government with their decision making process and to also how they can best support disabled fans and minimise worry where possible.”
We invite all disabled sport loving fans to complete the ‘COVID19 Disabled fans survey’ that can be found across Level Playing Field social media pages as well as via the Level Playing Field website.