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.


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Oct 26, 2020

EuropeActive Manifesto

EuropeActive Sectoral Manifesto highlighted in the latest issue of Health Club Management. Click the link below to read the digital edition.

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Oct 20, 2020

Failing to keep gyms open could cripple the nation’s recovery from COVID-19

This winter, access to gyms has never been so important. Statement from Nuffield Health Medical Director, Dr Davina Deniszczyc. It might once have been true that exercise was a ‘leisure’ activity. But in the time of Covid, gyms are an essential health service, and one that has a huge positive impact on people’s physical and mental health. To read the full article click the link below;

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Oct 14, 2020

ukactive - Prof Greg Whyte & Sophie Lawler Speak To BBC Radio 5 On The Re-Closing of Gyms In Liverpool

Prof Greg Whyte, John Moores University and Sophie Lawler, CEO Total Fitness share their thoughts with BBC Radio 5 on the re-closing of Gyms in Liverpool

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Oct 6, 2020

EuropeActive launches 'Declaration for Action'

EuropeActive's recently launched 'Declaration for Action' from the European fitness & physical activity sector has now been circulated to the presidents of the Commission and the Parliament. To view click the link below.

PDF icon EuropeActive_Declaration_240920.pdf (1.47 MB)

Oct 5, 2020

Uma mistura explosiva para a saúde dos Portugueses

Para “colocar o país no lote das quinze nações europeias com cidadãos fisicamente mais ativos”, meta no programa do atual Governo, não basta “desejar”. É imperioso definir uma política orçamental.

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Oct 5, 2020

Amper coronabesmettingen in fitnessclubs volgens sector

In de Belgische fitnessclubs zijn er per 100.000 bezoeken slechts 0,32 positieve gevallen van COVID-19 vastgesteld sinds de heropening van de clubs in juni. Dat meldt de sector zondag op basis van een bevraging. De cijfers zijn volgens de sector bovendien in lijn met de resultaten van onderzoeken wereldwijd.

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Oct 5, 2020

Amper besmettingen met COVID-19 virus in fitnessclubs

Sinds de heropening van de fitnessbranche op 1 juli dit jaar zijn er amper besmettingen met het COVID-19 virus bij fitnessconsumenten en -professionals vastgesteld. Geen enkele club bleek de voorbije drie maanden een besmettingsbron of brandhaard van een uitbraak. Dat blijkt uit een peiling van NL Actief onder haar leden.

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Oct 5, 2020

Le fitness fait partie de la solution et non du problème !

« Les clubs de sport refusent d’être stigmatisés ! Les clubs de sport sont des lieux sûrs ! ». Olivier Véran a annoncé hier la fermeture des clubs de sport dans plusieurs villes au motif qu’ils sont des lieux à risque.

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Oct 5, 2020

EspanaActiva and FNEID publish a manifesto on the importance of PA in times of CV19

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Oct 1, 2020

EuropeActive Launches Sectoral Manifesto for EuropeActive’s Horizon 2025

To view the manifesto and to show your support by signing up your organisation click the link below.

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PDF icon Sectoral_Manifesto_September_2020_web.pdf (1 MB)

Sep 24, 2020

Letter to UK Prime Minister: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector

Leisure Opportunities reports that more than 100 Sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to give the sector a central role in the nation’s COVID-19 recovery plans. For details click the link below.

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Sep 23, 2020

VIRKE - Covid-19 Staff Training Awareness

Norwegian National Association partner, VIRKE ,release staff awareness guidance on working through the Covid-19 pandemic. To download click below.

PDF icon Virke_staff_training_awareness_Covid-19_September_2020.pdf (59.97 KB)

Sep 22, 2020

ukactive - Brits say getting more exercise is the best way they can support NHS

Research commissioned by ukactive for National Fitness Day shows exercise to improve health and fitness is voted as the number one way people can help support the NHS and reduce pressure on its services, ahead of cutting smoking and drinking, improving diet and paying taxes.

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Sep 20, 2020

EuropeActive Executive Director to present at Portugal Activo’s National Congress

Andreas Paulsen, EuropeActive Executive Director, will present at the 13th Portugal Activo National Congress. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year's event will be 100% online. For further details click the link below.

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Sep 18, 2020

Financial Times -

FT reporter Daniel Garrahan examines the survival of the city gym through the covid pandemic.

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