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31 Mar 2020
£195m package announced to help physical activity sector through coronavirus outbreak
£195m package announced to help physical activity sector through coronavirus outbreak   A total of £195m of National Lottery funding has been made available to help the sport and physical activity sectors through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Organised and distributed by Sport England, the funding package will be divided into four main strands. A £20m Community Emergency Fund will be .... More>>
31 Mar 2020
Cooper Robertson breathe fresh life into historic Farmington Country Club
Cooper Robertson breathe fresh life into historic Farmington Country Club   Cooper Robertson are transforming the historic Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, to make it more inclusive for women, children, families and younger generations. The buildings at Farmington date back to the 1760s, with the east wing of its clubhouse building having been designed by Thomas .... More>>
31 Mar 2020
Chelsea FC puts stadium plans on hold as planning permission expires
Chelsea FC puts stadium plans on hold as planning permission expires   Chelsea Football Club has put its plans to build a new stadium on hold until "economic conditions improve". The English Premier League received planning permission in 2017 to build a 60,000-seat venue at the site of its current Stamford Bridge stadium. The new stadium – designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron .... More>>
31 Mar 2020
RFU issues £7m relief package, wants rugby to play 'big role' in energising communities post-outbreak
RFU issues £7m relief package, wants rugby to play 'big role' in energising communities post-outbreak   Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief Bill Sweeney has said the sport wants to play a major part in getting the public back to normality, once the restrictions on everyday life will be lifted following the Coronavirus outbreak. "I'm confident that rugby will play a big role in energising communities across England .... More>>
30 Mar 2020
UK's DCMS Committee to hear from charities over impact of COVID-19 outbreak
UK's DCMS Committee to hear from charities over impact of COVID-19 outbreak   The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) will meet this week to hear from charities over the level of government support needed to ensure their survival in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee will remotely convene tomorrow (Tuesday 31 March) to consider the increased demand .... More>>
30 Mar 2020
Huw Edwards: physical activity sector adapting to closures, but reports of eviction threats are shameful
Huw Edwards: physical activity sector adapting to closures, but reports of eviction threats are shameful   The physical activity sector is adapting to the difficult circumstances caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), according to ukactive CEO Huw Edwards. Speaking on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme on 28 March, Edwards said the closure of all gyms, health clubs and sporting facilities means that the sector is facing .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
Physical activity sector leaders welcome help for self-employed – but question delay until June
Physical activity sector leaders welcome help for self-employed – but question delay until June   Physical activity sector bodies have welcomed the government's measures to help the UK's self-employed workers during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced yesterday (26 March) that those who have suffered a loss in income will be eligible to a taxable grant worth 80 per cent of .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
Join The Movement campaign launches to get people active during lockdown
Join The Movement campaign launches to get people active during lockdown   A new national campaign has been launched to encourage people to stay physically active at their homes during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown. The Join the Movement campaign is designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to keep fit in and around the home during the .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Physical activity sector leaders urge chancellor to support self-employed workforce
Physical activity sector leaders urge chancellor to support self-employed workforce   Leading organisations in the physical activity sector have urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to provide urgent financial support for the sector's 60,000 self-employed workers. The heads of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), ukactive, and Community Leisure UK – along .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Bear Grylls' BMF mobilises army of volunteers. Also launches BMF at Home
Bear Grylls' BMF mobilises army of volunteers. Also launches BMF at Home   Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls (BMF) will activate its network of ex-armed forces personnel and mobilise it in the fight against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The outdoor fitness operator's move is a response to the government‘s call to find 250,000 volunteers to help the under-pressure NHS. “When we .... More>>
25 Mar 2020
How to deliver remote workouts – ACE launches free webinars
How to deliver remote workouts – ACE launches free webinars   Starting today (25 March 2020) the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is launching a series of free webinars for fitness professionals to give them the opportunity to gain insights into the latest strategies and tools for running remote workouts. The move comes as the coronavirus is driving health and fitness .... More>>
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Welsh leisure centres and stadiums being converted into hospital wards
Coronavirus: Welsh leisure centres and stadiums being converted into hospital wards   Leisure centres and stadiums are being transformed into emergency hospital wards in Wales, as part of measures to tackle the unprecedented challenges placed on the NHS. Selwyn Samuel Centre in Llanelli, Carmarthen Leisure Centre and the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli are among those being used to create .... More>>
24 Mar 2020
Sport England to launch national campaign encouraging people to stay active during lockdown
Sport England to launch national campaign encouraging people to stay active during lockdown   Sport England will launch a national campaign, encouraging people to stay physically active at their homes during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown. The grassroots body has already compiled a number of tips, advice and suggestions for people to stay active, tailored around the official advice to stay at home .... More>>
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021
Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021   The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until 2021, following talks between International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and key members of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (TOCOG). In a statement, Abe said the pair had established that cancelling .... More>>
23 Mar 2020
Joe Wicks' Youtube PE lesson goes global – attracts 2.3m views in first nine hours
Joe Wicks' Youtube PE lesson goes global – attracts 2.3m views in first nine hours   A live workout streamed on YouTube, which looks to help keep families active during the coronavirus outbreak, has gone global. Hosted by UK-based personal trainer Joe Wicks, the first family-oriented Physical Education (PE) class on 23 March saw 800,000 families tune in and take part in the live class. Since .... More>>
23 Mar 2020
Sport England considers opening grant system to tackle effects of Coronavirus
Sport England considers opening grant system to tackle effects of Coronavirus   Sport England is planning to open its Small Grants programme to help ease the financial pressures put on sports clubs and organisations by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The grassroots body has already initiated a three-month period of "significant flexibility" as part of plans to offer targeted support to .... More>>
23 Mar 2020
"Engage with your members during closures," says Pure International Group's Colin Grant in IHRSA webinar
  In an IHRSA webinar presented on 18 March, Colin Grant, CEO of Pure International Group, has shared what he has learned from managing closures and member concerns across his 30+ South Asia clubs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pure .... More>>
20 Mar 2020
UK government orders gyms, leisure centres, pubs and restaurants to close
UK government orders gyms, leisure centres, pubs and restaurants to close   Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered all UK gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and restaurants to close at the end of business on 20 March. Speaking at his daily press conference, Johnson also said that cinemas, nightclubs, cafes, pubs and bars will be asked to close "as soon as they reasonably can – and .... More>>
20 Mar 2020
New visual data website offers 'live' monitoring of COVID-19's effect on global leisure industries
New visual data website offers 'live' monitoring of COVID-19's effect on global leisure industries   Technology firm Purple WiFi has launched a live data website, offering a real-time, visual representation of the effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic on leisure industry sectors globally. Utilising the company's billions of footfall data points, Purple's data scientist team has constructed the live .... More>>
20 Mar 2020
Leisure sector gets stuck in with relief efforts to help tackle coronavirus
Leisure sector gets stuck in with relief efforts to help tackle coronavirus   A number of UK leisure companies and operators have launched initiatives to help ease the pressures on local communities and the National Health Service (NHS), created by the coronavirus pandemic. Boutique fitness chain 1Rebel has made its studios available to the NHS, offering to "hand over the keys" to all of .... More>>
19 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: UK physical activity operators begin closures
Coronavirus: UK physical activity operators begin closures   Fitness and physical activity operators in the UK have begun closing facilities and cancelling events, ahead of the predicted peak in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Parkrun has cancelled all UK events with immediate effect. "Following government advice and public health guidelines, we are suspending .... More>>
19 Mar 2020
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games still on despite growing concerns
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games still on despite growing concerns   Japanese officials and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have said that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games "would go ahead as planned", despite the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. While sports events at all levels, from national to international, have been cancelled around the world – including crucial .... More>>
18 Mar 2020
Leading industry bodies call for special measures to keep leisure facilities afloat
Leading industry bodies call for special measures to keep leisure facilities afloat   Leading trade bodies representing the physical activity sector have called on the government to introduce "urgent additional measures" in order to keep gyms and leisure facilities afloat during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The heads of ukactive, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and .... More>>
18 Mar 2020
Sport England begins period of 'significant flexibility' to support physical activity sector
Sport England begins period of 'significant flexibility' to support physical activity sector   Sport England has initiated a three-month period of "significant flexibility" as part of plans to offer targeted support to organisations struggling with the effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As well as helping funded organisations, the grassroots body said it would do "everything it can" to encourage people to .... More>>
17 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by 12 months
Coronavirus: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by 12 months   Football's European governing body UEFA has postponed its flagship national team competition, Euro 2020, by a year. The event was due to be played in June and July this year, involving 12 cities across Europe. The tournament will now take place from 11 June to 11 July 2021. The decision was made following .... More>>
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