Children and adolescents should be active in sports as much and often as possible. If permitted by the federal government and the states/cantons, this can take place now or, depending on the state, in the near future. Strict adherence to hygiene and distance rules and staying away from sport in the case of SARS-CoV-2 typical symptoms can minimize the emergence of sources of infection and the transmission of the coronavirus.
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The benefits of physical activity for the healthy development of children and adolescents are now undisputed. Therefore, recommendations for physical activity based on current ­scientific knowledge are installed. Although there are national differences, the primary goal is to motivate children and ­adolescents in different settings to be more active and less inactive. The extent to which this is possible or what factors are necessary at a political, scientific and actor-oriented level is critically discussed in this article.
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