Community Leisure UK ezine
August 2020
Latest member news
Community Leisure UK, CIMSPA and ukactive urgently request change to Welsh proposals
Community Leisure UK, CIMSPA and ukactive have jointly written to the Welsh Government, urgently requesting a change to some of the proposed guidance for the reopening of indoor gyms, leisure centres, fitness studios and swimming pools. The letter states that the proposal for an upper limit of 30 people within any indoor facility will place an unworkable restriction on many larger facilities.
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GL1 site celebrates 129th birthday
Thursday 30th July marked the 129th birthday of GL1 (Leisure Centre) in Gloucester, which was once the original Gloucester Public Baths.
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New FREE Community app makes it easier to look after your health and wellbeing
SLT Group has a launched a new FREE community app to bring together a wide range of health and wellbeing services while also creating a like-minded local, online community.
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Dr Liz Cameron OBE joins Inverclyde Leisure board
Inverclyde Leisure has announced the appointment of Dr Liz Cameron OBE as Board Director and Trustee.
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Explore outdoor summer activities
Abbeycroft Leisure has launched two exciting projects to help combat holiday hunger and support disadvantaged children in the region.
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HLH welcomes provisional target date set for gyms and swimming pools to re-open
High Life Highland, the culture and leisure charity operating across the Highlands and responsible for the operation of many gyms and swimming pools across the region welcomed Scotland's First Minister’s recent statement regarding access to sport, leisure and fitness.
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Jubilee Hall Trust: ‘It’s like training outside, but inside’
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) has re-opened three out of its four leisure facilities so far, and trading is much better than expected.
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Inverclyde Leisure surveys lockdown activity levels
Inverclyde Leisure conducted a customer survey in June to establish individuals current activity levels during lockdown and to also gauge reactivation results.
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Vision welcomes back customers during phased re-opening
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are leading the way with regard to local leisure facilities.
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Endsleigh reports on test case against insurers
The test case brought by the FCA against insurers is progressing on schedule and after several weeks of preliminary exchanges of documents, started in the High Court on 20 July.
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Hyndburn Leisure Centre reopens
After more than four months of closure due to the pandemic, Hyndburn Leisure is thrilled to have opened Hyndburn Leisure Centre on the 27th July.
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Bigwave media showcases lockdown initiatives
It's been almost six months since the UK went into lockdown as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘Trailblazing’ local volunteer finalist in national awards
A Sport Aberdeen volunteer who gave up over 1,000 hours of his own time to help inspire others was selected as a finalist for a prestigious national award.
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Belper Leisure Centre re-opens
Neil Malenoir of Belper Leisure Centre says: “Finally, we re-opened the gym and pool at 7.15am on Monday 3rd August. It was a fantastic feeling that the Centre was being used again.
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Pendle Leisure Trust: Good to Go
Pendle Leisure Trust is good to go – and that’s according to VisitEngland!
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Wales is back in business - gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen their doors
Health clubs, gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres have reopened in Wales – nearly five months after being forced to close as part of the nationwide lockdown. The latest easing of regulations in Wales came into force on 10 August, one week after the country's pubs and restaurants were able to throw open their doors to customers.
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11 Aug 2020
Wasps rugby club installs heat camera to ensure safe return to training
English Premiership rugby club Wasps has installed a heat camera at its Broadstreet training facility near Coventry, as part of efforts to help safeguard players, staff and visitors as they return to training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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10 Aug 2020
Last chance to take part in Leisure-net's confidence survey
Today (10 August) is the last day for companies to enter the follow-up survey to Leisure- net's Supplier and Operators Confidence Survey, which was first conducted in the weeks following lockdown on 23 March.
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09 Aug 2020
A third of leisure trusts 'unviable' in the next six months without a bail-out, says CLUK
A "significant proportion" of leisure facilities in England have not reopened since lockdown measures were eased, according to data from industry body Community Leisure UK (CLUK).
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07 Aug 2020
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns
Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part of some localised lockdowns.
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03 Aug 2020
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected
DW Sports has gone into administration saying it's working to save its 73-strong gym portfolio.
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30 Jul 2020
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme
This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today.
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29 Jul 2020
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland
ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the country.
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28 Jul 2020
Sports projects 'profoundly affected' by COVID-19 – with vulnerable people hit the hardest
The COVID-19 pandemic is having “a profound effect” on community sports projects and organisations in the UK, according to a report published by The Sport for Development Coalition (SFDC).
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27 Jul 2020
Government reveals new obesity strategy – but where's the bit about gyms?
Bans on meal deals, stricter rules on food advertising and printing calorie contents on menus are among the measures introduced in the government's new anti-obesity strategy – but there is little mentioning of gyms or exercise.
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27 Jul 2020
Gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen – collective responsibility 'crucial' for safe operations
Health clubs, swimming pools, leisure centres and other indoor sports facilities have reopened to the public for the first time since March.
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22 Jul 2020
Tax breaks and 'Workout from Work' scheme would power rebound of gym sector
The UK's industry's leading trade associations have united to call for a major review of taxation and regulation to help operators rebound from the lockdown.
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17 Jul 2020
Fitness professionals work with NHS on COVID-19 rehab programme for patients who have been on ventilators
Exercise is being used to bring patients who've been seriously ill with COVID-19 back to health.
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Events
SIG Safeguarding
15 September 2020: Webinar
SIG GDPR Compliance
29 September 2020: Webinar
All other Special Interest Group and other Regional members meetings are currently under review following Covid-19 and will be confirmed with members soon. Most meetings for this calendar year will likely be taking place online.

Community Leisure UK is running weekly Covid-19 HR & Finance meetings as well as Covid-19 recovery sessions in line with the Covid-19 recovery support programme. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Membership Experience Team Member
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Reception – Bar Staff
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Swim facilities manager
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General Manager
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Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
SIBEC North America
Coronado, United States
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21-24 Sep 2020
Interbad
Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
(PAF) The Physical Activity Facilities Forum
United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
World Leisure Congress 2020
Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Piscina & Wellness Forum
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17 Nov 2020
SAPCA Technical Meeting
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
National Fitness Awards 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom
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