The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has illuminated the chasm of societal inequality and vulnerability within the United Kingdom concurrently highlighted by the February 2020 Marmot Review [1]. These inequalities and vulnerabilities have been omnipresent in other public health crises, such as child mental health [2], childhood obesity levels [3], and, of most relevance to this piece, physical inactivity [4]. Rather than addressing the underlying inequalities driving these crises, governments have placed schools on the frontline of delivering solutions.


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Harrington, D. & O'Reilly, M. 2020, 'The reimagination of school-based physical activity research in the COVID-19 era', PLOS Medicine, 17(8), article no: e1003267. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003267

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