|The purpose of the COVID-19 Special Interest Group is to:
By so doing the SIG will:
By achieving this mission, the SIG will help BASES remain relevant in a post COVID-19 world and what will follow. For example, being prepared to consult on the PM’s proposed Strategy to address obesity (as reported in the Times 15/5/20 page1).
The COVID-19 SIG will provide an active forum for networking, discussion, activities, knowledge sharing and debate among BASES members who share an interest in this area.
The aims of the SIG is to:
Members of the Steering Committee are:
|Andy Smith (Chair)|
|Rita de Oliveira|
The COVID-19 SIG which was established on 19/05/2020 will:
BASES members can opt in to communications from this Special Interest Group via their Member Profile (in the Members' Area) to receive updates and information on how to get more involved.
One way to get involved is to add to this webpage by making a contribution to the reading list, project and notices section by contacting us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Or email email@example.com to be added to the group.
Those interested in COVID-19 may find the following material interesting.
If you would like to add a reference to this reading list, please send the details to the BASES Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
View our BASES expert statement here
|Authors||Title / Journal||Web Link / Reference|
|A, Bisciotti GN, Eirale C, et al.||Football cannot restart soon during the COVID-19 emergency! A critical perspective from the Italian experience and a call for action.||Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print: [14/5/20]|
|Abertay University||This innovative project from Abertay University is well worth finding out more about:||https://www.abertay.ac.uk/news/2021/elite-athletes-paired-with-covid-sufferers-for-recovery-promotion-project/|
|Barker-Davies RM, O'Sullivan O, Senaratne KPP, et al.||The Stanford Hall consensus statement for post-COVID-19 rehabilitation - British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 31 May 2020.||doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102596|
|Butler Michael J, and Ruth M. Barrientos||Brain, Behavior, and Immunity||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.04.040|
|Chen P, Mao L, Nassis GP, Harmer P, Ainsworth BE, Li F||Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): The need to maintain regular physical activity while taking precautions|
Obesity could shift severe COVID-19 disease to younger ages www.thelancet.com
|J Sport Health Sci 2020;9:1034. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) |
Published online April 30, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31024-2
|Calder PC.|| Nutrition, immunity and CO|
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 2020;0. VID-19.
|Carmody et al., 2020||When can professional sport recommence safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Risk assessment and factors to consider.||BMJ Online. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/05/23/bjsports-2020-102539.long|
|Dores H, Cardim N.||Return to play after COVID-19: a sport cardiologist’s view - Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print: [14/5/20]||. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-1024|
|Hall G, Laddu DR, Phillips SA, Lavie CJ, Arena R.||A tale of two pandemics: How will COVID-19 and global trends in physical inactivity and sedentary behavior affect one another?||[published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 8]. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2020;S0033-0620(20)30077-3. doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2020.04.005|
|Hossien Mehrsafar, A., Gazerani, P., Moghadam Zadeh, A., Carlos Jaenes Sánchez, J.,||Addressing potential impact of COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health of elite athletes, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity (2020),||doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.05.011|
|Jiménez-Pavón D, Carbonell-Baeza A, Lavie CJ.||Physical exercise as therapy to fight against the mental and physical consequences of COVID-19 quarantine: Special focus in older people [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 24].||Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2020;S0033-0620(20)30063-3. doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2020.03.009|
|Lippi, G., Henry, B. M., & Sanchis-Gomar, F. (2020)||Physical inactivity and cardiovascular disease at the time of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).||European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1177/2047487320916823|
|Mann RH, Clift BC, Boykoff J, et al.||Athletes as community; athletes in community: covid-19, sporting mega-events and athlete health protection. British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 17 April 2020||https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-102433|
|Mumford, S. (2021).||A Philosopher Looks at Sport. Cambridge University Press||One of the questions the author of this book had in mind was - ‘Does sport emerge with increased or diminished importance from these calamitous events?’ (i.e., the Pandemic)|
|Morrey, Luke B. BA1; Roberts, William O. MD, MS, FACSM2; Wichser, Lora MD3||Exercise-related Mental Health Problems and Solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Current Sports Medicine Reports: June 2020 - Volume 19 - Issue 6 - p 194-195||doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000725|
|National Student Survey (NSS)||The National Student Survey (NSS) report their findings related to the Pandemic.||https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/media/1480/insight-brief-10-nss-finalforweb.pdf|
|Neves J, Hewitt R|
AdvanceHE and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) have published their Student Academic Experience Survey 2021. This includes some interesting results on the workload of Sport and Exercise Science students (see page 43) and their satisfaction with the use of educational technology (see page 58).
|Nieß AM, Bloch W, Friedmann-Bette B, Grim C, Halle M, Hirschmüller A, Kopp C, Meyer T, Niebauer J,|
Reinsberger C, Röcker K, Scharhag J, Scherr J, Schneider C, Steinacker JM, Urhausen A, Wolfarth B, Mayer F
|Position Stand: Return to Sport in the Current Coronavirus Pandemic (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19)||click here for position stand|
Painter, Anthony (Chief Research & Impact Officer at the RSA)
|Blog: See the future. Act Now||See the future. Act now - RSA (thersa.org)|
|Pecanha et al., 2010.||Social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic can increase physical inactivity and the global burden of cardiovascular disease. American J Physiology- Heart and Circ Physiology.||https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpheart.00268.2020|
|Phelan et al., 2020||A game plan for the resumption of sport and exercise after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. JAMA Cardiology.||https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2766124|
|Sallis James F, Deepti Adlakha , Adewale Oyeyemi , Deborah Salvo||An international physical activity and public health research agenda to inform COVID-19 policies and practices, Journal of Sport and Health Science (2020),||doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2020.05.005|
|Sarto, F., Impellizzeri, F. M., Spörri, J., Porcelli, S., Olmo, J., Requena, B., … Franchi, M. V. (2020).||Impact of potential physiological changes due to COVID-19 home confinement on athlete health protection in elite sports: a call for awareness in sports programming.||Retrieved from osf.io/preprints/sportrxiv/4zb3a|
|Science Media Centre||One of the things the Pandemic has highlighted has been the importance of the links between Science and the Media. If you want to do more in ‘this space’ then the Science Media Centre is a great resource. Please see:||https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/about-us/|
|Schinke R, Papaioannou A, Henriksen K, Si G, Zhang L, Haberl P.||Sport psychology services to high performance athletes during COVID-19. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 2020||18(3):269-272.|
|Simpson, R. from University of Arizona,||Tucson posted on the ACSM website titled 'Exercise, Immunity and the COVID-19 Pandemic'||https://www.acsm.org/blog-detail/acsm-blog/2020/03/30/exercise-immunity-covid-19-pandemic|
Smith A, de Oliveira R, Faghy M, Ross M, Maxwell N
The BASES Position Stand on the 'Reopening' of Sport and Exercise Science Departments in higher education after lockdown
Smith A, de Oliveira R, Faghy M, Ross M, Maxwell N
The BASES Expert Statement on 'Reflecting on re-opening? You are not alone'
|Smith A, Briddle S, Bird S||The BASES Expert Statement on Physical Activity and Exercise during COVID-19 Lockdown and "Restrictions"||https://www.bases.org.uk/imgs/bases_expert_statement298.pdf|
|"Why Self-Isolation Brings Mental Health Strain for Elite Athletes" article on the "The Conversation"||https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-self-isolation-brings-mental-health-strain-for-elite-athletes-135273|
|The Science Council, Technician Commitment and Partners||Report looking at how COVID19 has affected technicians||website link|
What SIG members are doing
If you want to tell people what research or projects that you are doing this is a place to do it.
Send a short paragraph with a contact email so people can contact you if they want more details to the BASES office (email@example.com).
This is a space where you can upload details of events (e.g. webinars) that you think members might be interested in. To do so send information to BASES - (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) are hosting a virtual one-day conference on 2 October 2021. The theme of the conference will be the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of clinical exercise physiology (please see attached promo).
Envisaged following publication of the BASES expert statement on ‘lockdowns’, the COVID-19 SIG was established at the end of May 2020. The SIG aims to i) Create a community of practice & knowledge exchange, ii) foster open science, data sharing, co-authorship & partnership working, iii) propose research priorities and iv) develop CPD & teaching materials. In only four months members have i) uploaded projects and papers onto the webpage, ii) drafted the BASES position stand on ‘reopening’ SES Departments, iii) taken part in an international webinar with the University of Varanasi-India and iv) are currently working together on a paper for TSES. Thanks go to Team BASES, the founding members and the SIG’s Steering Group who made this happen.