Covid-19: exercise and cultural activities you can do at home

Links to resources to help you stay active while you are staying at home during the Coronavirus crisis

Staying at home can mean many people won’t get the same amount of exercise as they do when they go about their daily routines. It also means we all have to find other ways of staying active and not getting bored while we are at home much more than usual.  If you have not started an exercise programme before please seek appropriate guidance, either online or by phone, before you do so.


Targeted areas

Exercise for knee problems

Pilates for chronic back pain

Exercises for Sciatica 

Gentle 15 min yoga for neck, shoulders, and upper back


Tai Chi Warm Up Exercises

Chair yoga, aimed at older adults

Gentle chair yoga routine

Low impact aerobics and strength building for beginners and those over 50

Joe Wicks 10 minute chair workout for older adults

Standing Exercises for older adults

Gentle 15 min yoga for neck, shoulders, and upper back


Visual impairments, social distancing and sport

RNIB Director of Services, David Clarke and British Blind Sport Chief Executive, Alaina MacGregor sat down to discuss how people living with a visual impairment can take part in sports during the social distancing measures.

Wheel Power exercise videos

YouTube workouts for people who are seated/use a wheelchair.

We Are Undefeatable

Tips and resources for managing a health condition and staying active.

A range of choices from NHS online

A range of simple, short activities to carry out at home

Online Zumba classes

La Bomba Dance Exercise

Aerobics for Beginners

PE with Joe


Laughing Yoga, Brighton is moving some classes online

Revitalise yoga

Lots of choice

Gentle 15 min yoga for neck, shoulders, and upper back

30-minute gentle yoga flow

45-minute gentle Hatha yoga flow


For beginners

Pilates for chronic back pain


Safety Net’s guide to keeping children and adults at home 

Other cultural activities to explore from indoors

NASA has made their entire media library public

Free audiobooks

Declutter the House

Have a karaoke night

Netflix Party

1150 free films

Museum tours

17 Virtual museum tours to take from your sofa

Visit the National Gallery

Visit Nasa

Visit the Acropolis monuments in Greece

Visit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History: Washington, D.C.

Visit Russia’s State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Visit the Louvre

Check out Kusuma’s Infinity Mirrors

Listen to the Berlin Philharmonic  Free with this code: BERLINPHIL

Watch some opera at the Royal Opera House

Free online operas

Go to the Social Distancing Festival!

Go to Stay at Home Fest!

Gig Buddies Present – CoronaVirus Fest

Brighton based Comedian Lorraine Bowen (of BGT’s Crumble Song fame)

Tour the Georgia aquarium

Watch online plays and theatre

Chatter Pack boredom busters

The Big Lockdown List for families

Huge list of science sites & audio books

Complete online free music concerts

Online theatre productions

Free old novels and short story collections

Artistic exploration website

Disability Arts