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ukactive: government’s one size fits all changes to furlough scheme a ‘guarantee of redundancies’

ukactive: government’s one size fits all changes to furlough scheme a ‘guarantee of redundancies’

ukactive has questioned the government’s decision to make all employers start paying towards the wages of their furloughed staff. On 29 May, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which…

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Fit Together campaign launches to convince public it’s safe to return to the gym

Fit Together campaign launches to convince public it’s safe to return to the gym

An industry-wide campaign will provide fitness operators with the practical resources needed to ensure a safe and successful return to business for the UK’s gyms and leisure facilities. Called Fit Together and launching today (10…

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Breaking: Bounceback – new research shows 88 per cent of gym members will return and group ex will be fastest to recover

Breaking: Bounceback – new research shows 88 per cent of gym members will return and group ex will be fastest to recover

A new report has revealed the likely timescales and shape of the UK fitness market’s recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown, finding that 88 per cent of users intend to return to the UK’s gyms and…

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Chaos: Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland must unify to support gym reopening process, says Huw Edwards

Chaos: Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland must unify to support gym reopening process, says Huw Edwards

The varying approaches taken by the UK’s four home nations to reopening businesses is creating confusion among fitness operators who are running facilities in more than one country. Concerns have been raised by Huw Edwards,…

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Fitness industry unites for first #BeActiveHour, including workout with Bear Grylls

Fitness industry unites for first #BeActiveHour, including workout with Bear Grylls

The fitness industry in Europe is uniting today (30 May) to launch #beactivehour, a free one hour workout at 5.00pm CET/3.00pm GMT. The event has been organised by EuropeActive and ukactive with support from the…

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BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July

BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July

The UK’s fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following the government’s announcement today (9 July) that gyms and leisure centres can reopen their doors to the public. Culture minister,…

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Breaking: : UK government hints at early July reopening for gyms

Breaking: : UK government hints at early July reopening for gyms

The UK government has given its clearest signal yet it may be about to announce gyms can reopen early in July. At a Downing Street press conference this evening, culture secretary, Oliver Dowden said: “The…

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ukactive invites Nicola Sturgeon to visit a gym after ‘hotspot for transmission’ comment

ukactive invites Nicola Sturgeon to visit a gym after ‘hotspot for transmission’ comment

Industry body ukactive has invited Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to “visit gyms and leisure facilities”, in order to see first-hand the measures the facilities are putting in place to protect customers and staff from…

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ukactive creates steering group for independent gym operators

ukactive creates steering group for independent gym operators

Industry body ukactive has launched an Independent Operators’ Steering Group, catering for members who run independently-owned sites or a small number of locations, as part of a bid to become more representative of the sector.…

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Time is ‘running out’ to save gyms from landlord legal actions

Time is ‘running out’ to save gyms from landlord legal actions

Thousands of gyms, restaurants and retail outlets in the UK will be going out of business if the government fails to extend protection from rent enforcement activity. That is the message from three leading industry…