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.

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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Apr 27, 2020

Belgium - National Security Council

Measures taken by the National Security Council of 24 April 2020 - On the basis of recommendations from the Group of Experts in charge of the Exit Strategy (GEES), the National Security Council met today, Friday 24 April, in the Egmont Palace to determine the exit strategy from the corona crisis.

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Apr 27, 2020

Czech Chamber of Fitness - Opening Guidelines

Natiuonal Association Partner, Česká Komora Fitness (Czech Chamber of Fitness), shares information on re-opening clubs

PDF icon CZ_Doporučení_pro_účinný_úklid_a_dezinfekci_240420.pdf (167.66 KB)
PDF icon CZ_manual_otevreni_provozu_fitness_240420.pdf (1.88 MB)
PDF icon CZ_Fitness_Guidance__240420.pdf (418.02 KB)

Apr 23, 2020

Webinar - The Importance of Fitness

Huw Edwards (CEO of ukactive) presented the strategic planning that is going on in the UK to raise the profile and promoting the importance of fitness in a 4-point action plan and Peter van den Brink (KlubbSverige) shared experiences in Sweden where clubs have remaned open during the pandemic. Click the link below to view the recording.

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PDF icon Importance_of_Fitness_Webinar_230420.pdf (4.12 MB)

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Apr 22, 2020

Webinar - The Recent Acceleration of Digital Evolution in the Fitness Industry

Powerpoint slides and live recording from today's webinar on Digital Evolution. To watch the recording click 'open link' below.

PDF icon Europe_Active_Digital_Evolution_Webinar_2204-2020.pdf (1.9 MB)

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Apr 22, 2020

Basic-Fit International - measures for club opening

Basic-Fit International report on specific measures to undertake for club re-opening

PDF icon Basic-Fit_Re-Opening.pdf (6.16 MB)

Apr 22, 2020

Portugal Activo - Update

Portubal Activo share their report on measures to take for club opening

PDF icon Measures to resume activity in the Fitness and Health Clubs - Portugal Activo.pdf (236.94 KB)
PDF icon Specific measures for the Fitness and Health Sector - Portugal Activo.pdf (259.65 KB)

Apr 22, 2020

Summary of the Informal Videoconference of the EU Ministers of Sport re the impact of COVID-19 on the sport sector

Presidency summary of the discussion from the Informal Videoconference of the EU Ministers of Sport EU Ministers and their representatives, along with the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, to meet virtually and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sport sector

PDF icon EU 2020 HR_EU 2020 HR Presidency Summary of discussion_sport ministers videoconference.pdf (328.39 KB)

Apr 21, 2020


DRAFT - CORONA-TOOLBOX FITNESS - Veilig naar de fitness in tijden van Corona

PDF icon corona_toolbox_fitness.pdf (906.47 KB)

Apr 21, 2020


Sportaccommodaties werken toe naar een gefaseerde en verantwoorde openstelling van de faciliteiten. Naast de 1,5 meter maatregel zal de sport elke nieuwe stap baseren op de geldende adviezen van het RIVM in samenhang met de maatregelen van de regering en overheden.

PDF icon Eindversie concept protocol fitness Verantwoord Sporten - NL Actief.pdf (1.22 MB)

Apr 21, 2020

EU Position Paper

Position paper on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sport sector

PDF icon Position paper COVID-19 final revision.pdf (1.29 MB)

Apr 20, 2020

A CEO’s diary of survival

Ex EuropeActive Board member and boss of Pure Gym features in the Times newspaper: a CEO’s diary of survival

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Apr 19, 2020

After Coronavirus Report

After Corona - How the sector may be different and never be the same again, and why this may not be all bad news

PDF icon After_Corona.pdf (198.96 KB)

Apr 16, 2020

Webinar - European Health & Fitness Market Report - key findings

EuropeActive / FIBO / Deloitte webinar introducing key findings from the 2020 report and the impact of Coronavirus

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Apr 14, 2020

ANIF - Italy

The role of EuropeActive, an interview with Executive Director, Andreas Paulsen

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