Community Leisure UK ezine
October 2021
Getting the vaccine just got Better

03 Sep 2021

GLL, the largest operator of municipal leisure and sports facilities in the UK has been invited to join Public Health England’s drive to boost the uptake of the Covid vaccination amongst young people.

GLL is the only leisure operator in the country to be involved in the initiative and joins a number of leading businesses across different sectors such as Asda, National Express and Uber, to have pledged their support for the UK’s vaccination programme, by offering incentives to vaccinated customers.

Under its consumer-facing ‘Better’ brand, GLL is offering anyone between 16 yrs – 30 yrs a £10 voucher to be used against any membership at a ‘Better’ leisure facility and a three-day free pass to any of its 235 leisure centres or gyms.

In order to take up the offer, members of the public need to complete a form available on the Better website and follow the simple instructions. Customers will need to present their vaccination card or alternative proof on their first visit to their local Better leisure centre or gym.

Mark Sesnan, Managing Director at GLL said: “As soon as we heard about the campaign to incentivise young people to get vaccinated, we wanted to get involved. As the UK’s largest operator of municipal leisure facilities, we know the value of regular exercise on our mental and physical health and this has been further highlighted during the pandemic. We also know that having all adults double vaccinated plays a crucial role in our battle against COVID-19, so we wanted to help.

“We hope that by offering free passes and discount vouchers to our 235 gyms, leisure and sports centres across the UK, we will encourage many more young people to take up their vaccine.”

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said: “Over 70% of young people aged 18 to 29 have now had their first jab – another superb milestone in our historic vaccination programme.

"A big thank you to all the companies who are helping us to protect the country – I urge everyone to get the jab and get shopping with these excellent discounts.”

Teenagers within three months of turning 18 can now book their vaccine appointment online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119. Vaccination sites across the country are working hard to complete the rollout with more than 300 sites already offering the jab to 16 and 17 year olds, including GP teams who began vaccinating eligible teens last week.

The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) and Cambridge University shows that vaccines have saved around 84,600 lives as well as preventing 23.4 million infections and 66,900 hospitalisations in England up to 6 August.

Data from PHE also shows COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, the dominant strain in the UK. The analysis shows the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospitalisation after two doses.


back
Latest member news
Safeguarding Conference – Creating Safer Cultures
Community Leisure UK are holding a virtual Safeguarding Conference on Creating Safer Cultures on November 10th, in partnership with the Ann Craft Trust and Child Protection in Sport Unit.
read more...


Rossendale: Skiers visit town for race from across the UK
Skiers from all over the UK came to The Hill home of Ski Rossendale for the first Club National official race series to be based there in more than 10 years.
read more...


Redbridge residents mesmerised by Museum of the Moon exhibition
Vision RCL were overwhelmed with the fantastic response to their first Redbridge Outdoor Arts event this season. Featuring touring artwork Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram.
read more...


Local charity using sport to positively impact the lives of looked after and cared for children in Aberdeen
Funding has been officially extended to allow for an award-winning initiative to continue to provide opportunities for care experienced and looked after children in the Granite City.
read more...


FTH Theatre receives further £45,000 from emergency Covid-19 funds
Falkirk Community Trust is delighted to announce that Falkirk Town Hall (FTH Theatre), has received further funding of £45,832 in the latest round of emergency Covid-19 funds from the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland.
read more...


Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty MBE visits Workington Leisure Centre for swimming masterclass
Britain’s most decorated swimming Olympian Adam Peaty travelled from his Loughborough base, to inspire the next generation of Olympic hopefuls at Workington Leisure Centre on Tuesday 24th August 2021.
read more...


Highland Youth Parliament pushes ahead with mental health improvements
Members of the Highland Youth Parliament are working on plans to improve mental health support following their annual conference.
read more...


Mytime Active announce the launch of a new weight management programme with a difference
Health and wellness provider Mytime Active, are launching a new accredited weight management programme called “Healthy Habits”.
read more...


Active Tameside welcomes back British Cycling coach after Tour of Britain performance
Fresh from his participation in the star-studded Tour of Britain 2021, Go-Ride Community Cycling Coach Simon Wilson is back inspiring youngsters and two-wheel enthusiasts as part of an Active Tameside / British Cycling partnership.
read more...


Bolton Arena Tennis Academy Inspired by Emma Raducanu’s success at the US Open with BBC Breakfast News
This year Bolton Arena is celebrating 20 years of developing tennis across the area from grass roots through to regional and professional level tennis.
read more...


Royal Borough of Greenwich launches UK’s first ethically sourced ‘Eco’ library cards
Libraries in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have become the first in the country to move across to fully biodegradable library cards that are made in the UK, from ethically sourced materials.
read more...


SLT dive straight into new Swim England partnership
Langley Swimming Centre in Oldbury is the first Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) facility to take up a new training tool as part of an exciting five year partnership with Swim England.
read more...


HLH Libraries shortlisted for national award
High Life Highland’s libraries have been shortlisted for an award by the Scottish Library and Information Council.
read more...


Police Scotland North East Division and Sport Aberdeen working in partnership to positively impact young people
Police Scotland’s North East Division and award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen have teamed up with local organisations to host an event aimed at encouraging more young people to make the most of opportunities available to them throughout the city.
read more...


more Community Leisure UK member news >>
Business partner news
Endsleigh Insurance use their close relationship with the NUS to gain students' thoughts on leisure & cultural trusts
Originally established over 50 years ago to champion affordable insurance designed for students, Endsleigh are still the number one provider for students.
read more...


KK Thompson Legal 500 Recognition for the 2022 Rankings
On 29 September 2021 it was announced that KK Thompson has been recognised again for the fifth consecutive year as a leading law firm in the Legal 500 Rankings.
read more...


Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Sport England launches into digital fitness market with Studio You platform
Sport England has launched its own on-demand fitness platform, with the hope of inspiring teenage girls to get active through digital physical education (PE) lessons.
read more...
07 Oct 2021
Marge Mayne to step down as CEO of Mytime Active
Marg Mayne will stand down as CEO of Mytime Active next year, after more than seven years in the role.
read more...


05 Oct 2021
Pullman Power Fitness and Citroën create self-driving fitness pod concept
French car manufacturer Citroën and hotel brand Pullman Hotels & Resorts have partnered to create an autonomous "urban mobile platform", designed to allow people to explore cities while working out.
read more...


04 Oct 2021
Les Mills+ launches with live workouts – replaces Les Mills on Demand
Les Mills is expanding its digital operations by replacing its existing on-demand services with the launch of a new platform that adds live workouts to the mix.
read more...


30 Sep 2021
Barclays says UK set for £3.5 billion boost from leisure, fitness and spa industries
New research by Barclays Corporate Banking reveals that the leisure, fitness, spa and hospitality industries are bouncing back and look likely to contribute £3.5b (€4bn, US$4.7) more to the nation’s GDP this year than in 2019.
read more...


30 Sep 2021
Tanni to hand over as chair of ukactive in August 2022
Tanni Grey-Thompson has announced she will hand over her role as ukactive chair in August 2022, after more than six years driving the success of the organisation from the heart of government.
read more...


23 Sep 2021
Global Wellness Institute launches new initiative to bring healthy habits and wellness into the classroom
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched a new programme to help educators introduce young school kids to the importance and practice of physical and mental wellness.
read more...


23 Sep 2021
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity
People deemed obese should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss – when it comes to cutting the risk of dying early.
read more...


22 Sep 2021
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever
Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government and local authorities "act immediately" and invest in replacing or refurbishing ageing facilities.
read more...


22 Sep 2021
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active
Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness Day, with thousands of free activities taking place across the UK.
read more...


21 Sep 2021
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals
A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health and wellness professionals, will open in central London in November.
read more...


more industry news >>
Events
All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Fitness Instructor/Gym Administrator
Salary: £19,312 - £19,698pa pro rata plus fringe allowance
Location: Berkhamsted, UK
Company: Ashlyns School
Read more and apply
Sports and Fitness Leader
Salary: £20,903 - £23,080 plus fringe allowance
Location: Berkhamsted, UK
Company: Ashlyns School
Read more and apply
Community Centre Manager
Salary: £23,000 - £27,000pa
Location: Watford, UK
Company: Watford Football Club Community Education Trust
Read more and apply
Leisure Centre Operations Manager
Salary: £22,183 - £25,481 plus evening and weekend allowances
Location: Bootle, UK
Company: Sefton Council
Read more and apply
Sports Centre Duty Manager
Salary: £22,847 - £26,341pa
Location: Plymouth, UK
Company: Plymouth Marjon University
Read more and apply
Pool Manager and Head of Swimming
Salary: £25,174 - £28,831pa
Location: Wells, UK
Company: Wells Cathedral School
Read more and apply
National Sports Centres Manager
Salary: £26,605pa (pro rata)
Location: Marlow, UK
Company: Sport England
Read more and apply
Lifeguard/Leisure Assistant
Salary: £6.56 to £9.05 per hour
Location: Stamford, UK
Company: Stamford Endowed Schools
Read more and apply
Fitness Memberships Advisor
Salary:
Location: Tamworth, UK
Company: SnowDome
Read more and apply
Sports Development Officer
Salary: £29,615 - £34,304 pa
Location: Liverpool, UK
Company: University of Liverpool
Read more and apply
Leisure Operations Manager
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000pa
Location: Bideford, UK
Company: Torridge District Council
Read more and apply
Chief Executive Officer
Salary:
Location: Havant, UK
Company: Horizon Leisure Centres
Read more and apply
Customer Service Co-ordinator
Salary: £28,672 - £32,910pa
Location: Carmarthen, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Casual Swimming Teacher
Salary: £19,312* Fixed Point (*Pro-rata)
Location: Carmarthenshire, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Sales and Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)
Salary: £25,481 - £29,577pa
Location: Carmarthen, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
more job vacancies >>
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Spatex 2022
Coventry, United Kingdom
more
07-10 Apr 2022
FIBO Global Fitness
Cologne, Germany
more
15-16 Jun 2022
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
more
01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
more
more diary dates >>
Business partners
Contact Community Leisure UK


Kirsty Cumming, Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7250 8263
[email protected]
Submit news


The Community Leisure UK ezine is published in association with leisureopportunities.co.uk

Please email news and images for consideration to [email protected]
Your subscription


To add a colleague to this mailing list click here

This e-zine is produced and distributed on behalf of Community Leisure UK by Leisure Media, publisher of Leisure Opportunities, HCM and Sports Management