PE and SEN during COVID-19

As lockdown took place throughout Europe, concerns have been raised about the way physical education continued (or not) during remote schooling. The immediate transition from face to face to remote physical education left many teachers unprepared and having to deal with many technologies that required changes to the knowledge, content and pedagogy. The situation may have been further complicated when working with pupils with special educational needs. Therefore, it has raise the question of whether the existing standards for adapted physical education require a review.

Members of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity are interested to find out the general situation on the provision of adapted physical education in schools across Europe during the COVID-19 lockdown. This project is coordinated by EUFAPA Vice-President Dr Kwok Ng.

The survey for PE teachers is available in

  • English
  • French
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Portuguese



Current research in the area of APA and COVID-19

  • Ng, K. (2020). Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 13, 1.
  • Fitzgerald, H., Stride, A., & Drury, S. (2020). COVID-19, lockdown and (disability) sport. Managing Sport and Leisure.
  • Cardoso VD, Nicoletti, LP, Haiachi MC. Impactos da pandemia do COVID-19 e as possibilidades de atividades físicas e esportivas para pessoas com deficiência. Rev Bras Ativ Fis Saúde [Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibilities of physical and sports activities for people with disabilities] 2020;25:(ahead of print).