SafeACTiVE Study – Preliminary results showing extremely low levels of Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs

EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association for the European fitness and physical activity sector, is pleased to announce that preliminary data collected by King Juan Carlos University and AWRC-Sheffield Hallam University reveals extremely low levels of Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs and leisure facilities. With more than 62 million visits analysed, the average infection rate sits at 0.78 per 100.000 visits.

SafeACTiVE Study – An independent assessment to measure COVID-19 infection risk in fitness clubs and leisure facilities

EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association for the European fitness and physical activity sector, together with research and evaluation partners AWRC-Sheffield Hallam University and King Juan Carlos University, has already started the data collection process for the SafeACTiVE Study, the first initiative focused on actual confirmed COVID-19 cases in fitness facilities and leisure centres across Europe when compared to the actual number of visits in the same facilities.

The silver lining of Covid-19 new life

Every person must face now a new reality and adapt to a different lifestyle by staying home and keeping social distance.  In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, people started to work remotely, exercising in clubs or meeting with family members However, this new situation brought on the surface some good things as well.

EFAF Roundtable - Actively building the future of fitness

The first Roundtable meeting was convened by EuropeActive on Tuesday 24th March and brought together 12 national associations as part of the European Fitness Association Forum (EFAF) concept. The weekly virtual meetings are addressing the need for a coordinated response to the Covid-19 situation.

Guidance & best practices for coronavirus situation

EuropeActive has been monitoring the development of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the past weeks and the way it is affecting the fitness & physical activity sector. We would like to encourage you to follow the ECDC Interim guidance to help mitigate the impact coronavirus is having Europe-wide.