An Implementation Group was established in 2016 to progress the recommendations of the National Physical Activity Plan. It is co-chaired by the Departments of Health and Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
It includes representatives from the Departments of Education, Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Rural and Community Development. The HSE, Sport Ireland, the Federation of Irish Sport, the Local Government Management Association and the academic sector are also represented.
The Group met twice online in 2020, in May and in December, and will continue to meet and oversee the final elements of implementation in 2021.
Given the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Group has decided to formally extend the end date of the National Physical Activity Plan to the end of 2021.