Sport England has launched a campaign called Join the Movement #StayInWorkOut, which is all about keeping the nation active through lockdown and beyond. You'll be seeing adverts for this on radio, paid social media and possibly even TV.
As part of this campaign, Sport England will create a live timetable of curated virtual (livestream) classes on their website. This timetable will only show classes published as open data, as part of the OpenActive initiative.
To use Open Sessions to submit your classes you'll need to do two things.
1. Confirm that you have the relevant qualifications, insurance and licensing to deliver virtual sessions
To do this, go to your 'Settings' page.
Read the guidance about Livestreaming sessions, tick the box if you meet the criteria and then click Save.
Make sure you also update your organisation contact details, website and social media links whilst you are on the Settings page.
2. Upload your session details including how a user would access your live session
For each session, go to the Location Tab and change the session type to "Online Session" and enter details of how to access the session.
Don't forget to go to the Promotion tab and click "Save and Publish"
It is important that your classes are safe and high quality. The sector has collaborated on this guide to quickly and easily putting on high quality livestream classes.
Only classes that meet a minimum standard of production value can be included in Sport England’s national campaign, so it’s important that providers take note of the advice in the guide to deliver high quality live stream classes.
Sport England and other platforms will only be able to market your classes if the following fields in Open Sessions are filled in:
● Class description;
● URLs for your livestream class (if available);
● Organiser name;
● Organiser website (if available) and / or organiser social media; and
Need further support?
At any point you can click on the messaging icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to chat to one of the Open Sessions team.