The 12-week programme – now known as Active Referral – is open to people aged 16 or over with certain medical conditions or who have either undergone or are due to undergo surgery.
Under the scheme, GPs and other health professionals can now refer Islanders who are ‘at risk’ of medical conditions.
Doctors are now able to refer their patients to the scheme via a new online portal on the Jersey Sport website while people on the scheme will be able to view their progress online.
Paola Mitchell, Jersey Sport’s Active Referral and Community Health Officer, said: ‘We wanted to make it easier to get people on the programme, and going online reduces the levels of paperwork and admin for us.
‘Not only will it eventually give our clients access to their statistics, but it means we can manage the whole process from one system, creating our own bespoke questionnaires and tailor reports accordingly too. We’ll be able to better see what’s working and what’s not.
‘The programme is divided into two tiers. Tier One is for those who are post-operative, are currently suffering from a medical condition or have complex needs, while Tier Two is tailored for those who are more sedentary and ‘at risk’ of medical conditions. This is more of a preventative tier and by enabling people to get active we can reduce some of those risks.’
People can only get on the 24-session scheme if referred by their doctor or healthcare professional.