EuropeActive - Informing our sector during Covid19, preparing for reopening and the 'new normal'

Important Notice...During the Covid-19 pandemic it is important that you accept and follow the advice and guidance being given by your national government and health authorities. This advice may vary from country to country. Our news and stories are to help keep you informed on what is happening in the fitness sector, but they are not intended to replace, or to surpass, the advice intended for people or organisations in your country.


Posts to the Covid-19 page are placed in to 5 categories. Use the search function below to find the relevant information.

May 13, 2020


Discussion on COVID 19: Safe operation of Leisure Centres, Sport and Fitness Facilities

PDF icon Framework-for-operation_Member-discussion-document_Ireland-Active_v1_12_5_2020.pdf (644.34 KB)

May 13, 2020

Czech Republic - manual for reopening

Ceska Komora Fitness share their latest update on reopening clubs.

PDF icon Czech-Republic-manual-for-re-opening-fitness.pdf (1.4 MB)

May 13, 2020

Webinar - Adapting Standards & Skills for Fitness Professionals Post-C19-Shutdown

Julian berriman, EuropeActive Director of Standards hosts Jennifer Halsall-de Wit (International Retention Manager, Basic-FiT International), Prof. Alfonso Jimenez (Chief Research & Innovation Officer, Ingesport-GOfit) and Tara Dillon (CEO, CIMSPA) as they explore the development of guidelines for fitness professionals and how these guidelines can be incorporate in educational standards across Europe.

PDF icon Adapting-skills-PPT_master_reverse.pdf (2.79 MB)

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May 11, 2020

Summary of current recommended practices for operating under Covid-19 restrictions

General guidance only for consideration by operators when re-opening their facility. It does not include swimming pools, saunas, spa areas, or outside activities. National conditions may apply and alter this guidance.

PDF icon Operating_Practices_May2020.pdf (443.15 KB)

May 10, 2020

NL Actief - Manifest

Manifest NL Actief Waarom de fitnesscentra weer open zouden mogen en kunnen

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May 8, 2020

ANIF - Interview with Julian berriman

EuropeActive Director of Standards, Julian berriman, is interviewed by Italy's National Association, ANIF

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May 7, 2020

ukactive - framework for the re-opening of gym, leisure centre and wider fitness industry during social distancing

ukactive sets out the framework for opening gym and leisure facilities during an anticipated period of "social distancing" following the full closure of the sector due to COVID-19. It also provides the basis for individual operators to develop their own required technical operating guidance for customers, staff and supply chains once the Government has said facilities, or parts of facilities, can open.

PDF icon ukactive unveils recommended framework for reopening the fitness and leisure sector safely - Press Release.pdf (284.67 KB)
PDF icon Covid-19 - A framework for the re-opening of the gym and fitness industry (V1) FINAL.pdf (1.57 MB)

May 7, 2020

Webinar - Sleep, the forgotten elixir of health and physical recovery

Join ben Pratt, Join Ben Pratt, Programme Coordinator, Nordic Fitness Education, for an eye-opening presentation on why sleep is the forgotten elixir of good health and the most powerful tool for exercise recovery.

PDF icon Sleep_presentation.pdf (1.54 MB)

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May 6, 2020

Webinar - Reopening Fitness Doors: a World Tour

Join Adrian Xu, Director Deloitte China and Ronnie Cai, VP of leading Chinese operator Will's Group, as they update us on the current picture in China following reopening of clubs at the beginning of March. Sondre Gravir, CEO SATS Group, gives insight in to the unique events in the Nordics; where clubs in Sweden and Finland are open whilst in Norway and Denmark clubs remain closed.

PDF icon WorldTour_PPT_web.pdf (3.4 MB)

May 5, 2020

Virke Trening - Reopening Guidelines

Reopening Guidelines presented by Virke Trening - Norway

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May 5, 2020

DFHO - Reopening Guidelines

Reopening Guidelines presented by DFHO - Denmark

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May 4, 2020

ukactive reopening fitness and leisure facilities interview

ukactive CEO Huw Edwards speaks to BBC Radio 5 about reopening fitness and leisure facilities

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Apr 30, 2020

Thoughts on Covid-19 “BC versus AC”

The 4th in a series of articles looking at the implications of Covid-19 on the fitness & physical activity sector composed by Herman Rutgers, EuropeActive Ambassador and David Stalker, EuropeActive President.

PDF icon Covid-19_BC_versus_AC.pdf (256.52 KB)

Apr 30, 2020

Webinar - Connecting with fitness people

David Stalker, EuropeActive President, introduces Paul Bedford, the Retention Guru, and Jamie Edwards, Trained Brain & Peak Performance Coach as they share their views on communication with both members and employees in preparation for re-opening. 'It's not what we need to do, it's who we need to be' Dr Paul Bedford: Jamie Edwards:

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PDF icon Connecting_People_300420.pdf (2.07 MB)

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Apr 29, 2020

Webinar: An Unprecedented Crisis - How the leading fitness CEO's are working through COVID-19

View the recording of today's webinar as Moderator Herman Rutgers (EuropeActive Ambassador) introduces a panel representing some of the largest European operators including Rene Moos, CEO Basic-Fit International, Humphrey Cobbold, CEO Pure Gym and Gabriel Saez, CEO Ingesport GO fit as they present their Covid19 response and reopening strategies. The webinar commenced with a welcome by Silke Frank (Event Director FIBO) and an introduction by Nerio Alessandri (Founder and President Technogym and The Wellness Foundation).

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