LLTs response, recommendations and resources to support the current COVID-19 national emergency identifies the need to support:
- the specialist exercise instructor workforce (Otago Exercise Leaders (OEP), Postural Stability Instructors (PSI), whether health or fitness professionals)
- existing participants (of OEP and FaME programmes)
- older people not currently participating in OEP/FaME programmes
LLT recommend different approaches/resources for targeting these distinctly different groups (ii and iii) served by exercise services/active partnerships/local authorities (employed, self-employed workforce) and recommend that services do all they can to continue to support the instructor workforce ‘now’.
We have a brief statement here for you to download.
All PSIs and OEPLs out there please download it and see how we can support you to support your participants. We all have to think not just about now but how we re-engage people in services after this is over and how you can support the service you work for or with now. If you do not have a log in for the LLT Online Training Portal, please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect you to the portal to access these resources.