EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association for the European fitness and physical activity sector, is pleased to announce that results from total sample data collected by SafeACTiVE survey platform and ukactive Research Institute have revealed low levels of Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs and leisure facilities. With more than 115 million visits analysed, the average infection rate sits at 1.12 per 100.000 visits.
Throughout Europe, many people have had their health and wellbeing severely affected by COVID-19.
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.
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.
In June, EuropeActive commissioned a study to find out more about the short and longer term impacts to European fitness club operators as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report was researched and drafted by Deloitte with an objective to gather information from top operators in Europe based on a number of key business KPIs.
On Tuesday September 8th, EuropeActive and its national fitness association partners came together for an on-line roundtable to discuss the latest developments and look at the months ahead.
Responding to the call of the European Council of March 26th, the Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has put forward a joint European roadmap towards lifting coronavirus containment measures, taking into account the expertise of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Commission’s Advisory
EuropeActive successfully hosted its first training providers online Roundtable on Monday, 30th March 2020. The meeting brought together a number of EuropeActive Accredited Providers from all over Europe and beyond with the aim of sharing how they are adapting their courses and available material in the current situation.
The European Commission (EC) has responded to the COVID- 19 crisis with the creation of a task force of 8 European Commissioner’s who’s portfolio contain relevant policy areas. Looking at the overview of actions that the European Commission has taken, it is clear that the tools at its disposal to directly tackle the crisis are rather limited.