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The Wits Institute for Sport (WISH) and Health would like to encourage everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the lockdown, kindly see below tips on how to stay active during lockdown.

  1. Being physically active during COVID-19
  2. Physical Activity for young people during COVID-19
  3. Being active during COVID-19 for vulnerable and at risk groups


Worldwide, athletes of all abilities have lost valuable training time to the COVID-19 crisis. Following a webinar featuring intensive care and sports medicine experts, the Wits Institute for Sport and Health (WISH) have produced a summary and guidelines for sport in the era of COVID-19. InsightFit have also teamed up with WISH to create a COVID-19 Return to Training Tool.

Use it to help you make a safe return to your training schedule: https://www.InsightFit.Com

WISH Covid-19 and Sport Guidelines

Risk Reduction and Stratification for Sport and Exercise



"Not Playing Games: Implications of COVID-19 for Sport"

This webinar draws on Wits medical experts associated with WISH to update us on the current situation regarding infections in South Africa, what the evidence-based interventions are and contextualising the impact of the pandemic on active people and sport."

"Indian Association of Sports Medicine Webinar: New Vistas in Sports Medicine”

The Indian Association of Sports Medicine (IASM), Live Webinar Series presents: Dr. Jon Patricios (South Africa) - Sports Concussion, Dr. Peter Brukner (Australia) - Building Physician Leaders, Dr. Ashok Ahuja (India) - Overtraining & Recovery and Dr. Vijay Shetty (India) - PRP in Sports Injuries.

“Leadership Lessons through Cricket with Gary Kirsten, Dane Vilas & Ryan Cook”

This webinar draws on the leadership lessons learnt through cricket with panelists Gary Kirsten, Dane Vilas and Ryan Cook. 

Cricket : A pain in the back !!

This webinar is about managing back pain in the cricketer: featuring: Zac van Heerden - Exercise Physiologist, Sizwe Hadebe - TITANS/Proteas “A” Physio, Richard das Neves - Easterns head Coach and Biokineticist, Chair: Dr Lervasen  Pillay - SEM Physician, Erin Dayaram - Sports Podiatrist, Dr Samantha Nash - Neurosurgeon and Denise Polson - Sports Physiotherapist

From Clinician to Coach: My Rugby Rules

Dr Jon Patricios is in conversation with former sports physio and current Springboks Head Coach Jacques Nienaber in this webinar titled, From Clinician to Coach: My Rugby Rules 

Demystifying Sports Liability in the SA Context - Lessons and Case Studies

Quentin Leech SC is in converation with Adrian Carter (St Stithians Boys' College: Director of sport) talking about Demystifying Sports Liability in the SA Context

The Heart of the Matter - Sports cardiology essentials

WISH in association with the South African Sports Medicine Association proudly hosts a Worldwide WISH webinar titled the Heart of the Matter with Prof Jonathan Drezner

The Athlete and Pain

WISH Wednesday Webinar “The Athlete and Pain”. Renowned musculoskeletal physiotherapist Lorraine Jacobs discusses Persistent Pain in the Athlete. Hosted by Prof Benita Olivier of WISH

Comrades Conquests

Dr Jon Patricios of WISH is in conversation with Bruce Fordyce and Belinda Waghorn and Ludwick Mamabolo