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UK's Chief Medical Officers publish first ever guidelines on physical activity for disabled children and young people

The UK's Chief Medical Officers have agreed new guidelines on physical activity for children and young people. They are part of wider work to tackle health disparities across the UK, and advise 20 minutes of exercise per day and strength and balance activity three times a week.

The guidelines are based on research by Durham University, University of Bristol and Disabilities Rights UK, and you can find out more about their development here. The announcement by the UK Department of Health can be read here.

The guidelines have been presented in the form of an infographic. The information is also available in braille, free of charge, from St Vincent's, a specialist school for children with vision impairment in Liverpool. To request a braille copy, please send an email to David Swanston at

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