Alberto Campbell-Staines has encouraged athletes to remain active ©Virtus

Virtus - World Intellectual Impairment Sport - athlete ambassador Alberto Campbell-Staines has issued a message encouraging people to remaining active during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Australian sprinter posted a light-hearted video which outlined ways athletes can remain fit.

Campbell-Staines explains that running up and down stairs, press-ups and core fitness work can be conducted indoors.

The activities are in line with guidance from Governments to stay at home during the pandemic.

Campbell-Staines also stressed athletes should remember to stretch before and after exercise.

He also encouraged athletes to remain in touch with family and friends, as well as ensuring they eat healthy foods.

The advice comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen at least 1.3 million cases and more than 80,000 deaths worldwide.

Coronavirus has heavily impacted on the sporting calendar.

Campbell-Staines is one of six Virtus athlete ambassadors.

The sprinter is a national champion in the T20 400 metres and 800m and also won a bronze medal in the T20 400m at the 2017 INAS Athletics Championships in Thailand.

He won gold at a World Para Athletics Grand Prix event in 2015 in Brisbane, picking up silver at a Grand Prix event in Italy in the same season.

Campbell-Staines was aiming to participate at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which were rescheduled to 2021 due to the pandemic.

Virtus - formerly known as the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) - has called for athletes to share their own messages and pictures on its Facebook page.