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

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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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)