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A bird’s eye view on the ethics of exercise during COVID-19 lockdown measures

This webinar is the first in the series on the Ethics of Exercise During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Chair: David Lyreskog from NEUROSEC and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Guest speaker: Jonathan Pugh from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities

More about the webinar series

Current lockdown measures in the UK include limitations and restrictions on outdoor and group exercise, although, in parallel, exercise is generally encouraged for physical and mental health.

In this webinar series, we will explore ethical considerations in relation to exercise in the UK during the implementation of Covid-19 social distancing measures. Topics include (but are not limited to): Risk mitigation with regard to catching and/or spreading the virus, or putting oneself at risk of (other) injury, disease, or medical condition; Social signalling and provocation; Stigmatization; Fairness and solidarity; Responsibilization; Risk assessment; Mental and physical health impacts of outdoor activity and sedentary behaviours.

The sessions will include short presentations from guest speakers, but will be heavily focused on discussion between attendees. The sessions will later be posted online to stimulate public debate.

Participation across disciplines is encouraged and very welcome!

Future seminars will take place as follows:

Session 2: May 14, 3-3.45pm
Session 3: May 21, 3-3.45pm
Session 4: May 28, 3-3.45pm

How to join the webinar

Please email David Lyreskog if you would like to attend.