Against a backdrop of renewed Covid-19 restrictions, employers are having to look again at how to prioritise Workplace Wellbeing

On Tuesday, the Government announced tighter Coronavirus-related restrictions in all four UK nations, which means companies are having to revisit their wellbeing strategies in an effort to support their workforces as employees are once again being asked to work from home where possible.

It is suggested that the current guidance could last for up to six months, in which case it’s now more important than ever that companies look at long term strategies to support their teams.

Off the back of a successful National Fitness Day as part of the Great British Week of Sport, Anna Davison, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at ukactive said: “At an individual level, we know that there has been shift in personal attitudes towards being active during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s vital that workplaces support their employees to be more active. The morale, health and wellbeing of our workforces has never been more important for all businesses; both those within our own sector and those that we support on their activity journey.”

For this week’s Great British Week of Sport, ukactive partnered with Les Mills, world-leader in group workouts, to kickstart the initiative in a bid to turbo charge the fitness industry after it suffered from the devastating impact of Covid-19. Les Mills are now offering their support to the corporate sector, by giving companies the opportunity to kickstart their workplace wellbeing programme by offering corporate employees a 30-day free trial of LES MILLS On Demand.

The programme provides at-home access to their fitness and wellness platform featuring 1000+ of the world’s best workouts, on demand, to help support a healthy and happy workforce and will provide a convenient and accessible way for employees to fit physical exercise around work and family commitments.

Martin Franklin, CEO Les Mills Europe said: “In the wake of a global health pandemic, the focus on the value of exercise has never been so important. The resilience and resourcefulness our sector has shown in helping the world to keep moving during the initial lockdown has been truly inspiring, and what employees need is practical solutions to enable them to stay healthy at a time when renewed restrictions are in place for workplaces. Staying active is a great way to overcome the myriad of challenges we currently face, and we want to support the role that workplaces can play in supporting better community and team cohesion through exercise.”

To find out more about the programme, or to attain the offer, please visit: https://www.lesmills.com/corporate-wellness-programs/