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Help to get fit: Active Referral scheme

About Active Referral

Active Referral is a 12-week programme of exercise for people in Jersey, supported by our specially-trained fitness instructors.

It's for Islanders aged 16 or over with, or at risk of, certain medical conditions or pre/post surgery and is run by specially-trained fitness instructors. You are encouraged to work at your own pace.

Benefits of Active Referral

The Active Referral scheme encourages you to take part in regular physical activity which can help to:

  • rehabilitate following an injury, surgery or illness
  • reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and other medical conditions
  • control your blood pressure
  • improve your confidence, self-esteem and mental wellbeing

Getting a place on Active Referral

You must be referred by your doctor or health care professional to get a place on the scheme.  They will send us your details.

Jersey Sport will contact you to arrange your first appointment.

Your first Active Referral appointment

Once your referral form is received, we'll be in touch to book you in for your initial assessment. These take place at Fort Regent and last approximately 45 minutes.

In the two hours immediately before your first appointment you should avoid:

  • exercising
  • heavy meals
  • smoking
  • drinking tea, coffee or alcohol

If you have a cold, flu or are recovering from a virus then you should cancel your appointment and rebook it once you are well again. A 24 hour cancellation fee applies.

For your first appointment, make your way to the Active Referral office at Fort Regent and take a seat outside until you are called through. During your assessment, you will be invited to select your preferred sports centre and session (day and time).

All sessions are supervised by medically trained fitness instructors. You are encouraged to work at your own pace.

What to bring

You need to bring:

  • GTN spray if you suffer from Angina
  • inhaler if you suffer with Asthma
  • reading glasses if you need them
  • list of medication
  • evidence of income support from Social Security, if applicable

Where the sessions take place

Active Referral assessments are always carried out at Fort Regent. Sessions after your assessment are available at various venues around the Island.

After the scheme

At the end of 12 weeks you will be invited to have another fitness assessment (free of charge) to discuss your progress. We will send the results to your GP and whoever referred you on to the scheme.

Following this assessment you:

  • may be advised to continue for a further 12 weeks
  • can buy an Active membership at a reduced rate
  • can attend community-based exercise classes

Cost

The initial fitness assessment costs £20 per person, paid at the point of booking.

The 12-week course with 24 sessions costs £84 for senior citizens and £132 for other adults. This will need to be paid in full on the day of your assessment.

If you are receiving support from Social Security you may be entitled to attend for free.

All prices are subject to change.​

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