Coalition of sports-focused NGOs call on global health protocols for venue operations
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Leeds City Council
£35,745 - £38,890
Leeds, UK
Curve Theatre
£17,932 p.a
Leicester, UK
star job
Colfe's School
Competitive
London, UK
Trinity School
£10.85 per hour
Shirley Park, Croydon
truGym
Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Coalition of sports-focused NGOs call on global health protocols for venue operations

Job opportunities
Springboard Swimmers
Up to £27,125.00 per annum
location: London Borough of Richmond, UK
Surge Padel
Up to 20k basic + OTE
location: Harrogate, UK
Fleckney Parish Council
£23,080 to £24,491 (Pay Award Pending)
location: Fleckney, Leicester, UK
more jobs

A number of leading sports NGOs have joined with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to launch a campaign calling for independently-assessed health and safety practices at sports venues.

Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI), Green Sports Alliance (GSA), Sports Environment Alliance (SEA), Golf Environment Organization and EcoAthletes are among those working with IWBI to promote the importance of independent assessments to be introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The partners will look to encourage all sports federations, leagues, venues and teams to enhance their venues’ health and safety protocols and assure that protocols are assessed by "a credible third party" that focuses on health and facility operations.

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, chair of SandSI’s board – and environmental science advisor to the New York Yankees – said: "Addressing the pandemic from a global perspective is of the utmost importance.

"We need a coordinated global effort to give fans confidence that their favorite teams and venues are taking every precaution so they can feel confident returning to the stadiums and arenas.”

IWBI president and CEO, Rachel Hodgdon, added: “We know that there are myriad league and organizational protocols that have been established and a patchwork of varying municipal, regional and national guidelines that have been laid out.

"But our customers needed something that could help them communicate clearly and succinctly that the health and well-being of their employees, guests and community stakeholders were the top priority and specific strategies were being implemented, built on the available science.”

During the campaign, the partners will promote the WELL Health-Safety Rating as a possible solution.

The protocol was developed in response to acute health threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and focuses on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement.

It was designed to help organisations to prioritise the health of their staff, visitors and stakeholders and more than 30 sports and entertainment venues have enrolled in or achieved the rating since September 2020.

Roger McClendon, executive director, Green Sports Alliance, said: "The number one priority of sports teams, leagues, and venues is to get fans back in the stands safely.

"Helping ensure the health and wellness of employees, players, and fans within arenas and stadiums so they can confidently experience the thrill of live sports together continues to be a major focus for the Green Sports Alliance.

"IWBI and the WELL Health-Safety Rating are valuable resources to ensure that Green Sports Alliance members have the expert science, knowledge, tools and procedures to help provide a safer environment for everyone."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
A number of leading sports NGOs have joined with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to launch a campaign calling for independently-assessed health and safety practices at sports venues.
SAR,ECO,PUB
2021/THUMB348129_871036_458350.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,386
30 Jul 2021
Industry body ukactive has joined the chorus of organisations across a number of sectors calling the government's new National Disability Strategy a "missed opportunity". While ... More
30 Jul 2021
German fitness operator BestFit Group has acquired regional gym chain EuroFit for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see BestFit add all five EuroFit clubs ... More
29 Jul 2021
The Jorvik Group has launched a major global art project which will connect 14 cities around the world. Working in partnership with the York Guild ... More
29 Jul 2021
The US fitness industry lost around 58 per cent of its revenues during 2020, due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and club closures. ... More
28 Jul 2021
Speaking exclusive to HCM, Ralph Scholz and Nathalie Smeeman have confirmed that B2B trade show FitnessConnected will go ahead this year as a face-to-face event. ... More
27 Jul 2021
The Pingdemic of people receiving notifications on their phones, telling them to self-isolate because of contact with COVID-19 cases, is threatening to create staff shortages ... More
Spa Life UK
Spa Life UK
27 Jul 2021
Xponential Fitness has completed its initial public offering (IPO), becoming the second major franchised operator – after F45 Training – to go public this month. ... More
27 Jul 2021
The Gym Group has extended its partnership with digital fitness platform Fiit, becoming the first budget gym operator to offer its members a hybrid club-in-club ... More
26 Jul 2021
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take place from 7 - 10 April 2022, marking a return ... More
23 Jul 2021
Rainer Schaller, founder of budget gym megabrand McFIT, says that the global fitness industry will have to prepare for permanent life with COVID-19 – but ... More
23 Jul 2021
The most high-risk and controversial Olympics of modern times begin today (23 July) in Tokyo, having been delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 ... More
22 Jul 2021
Further research into the levels of positive COVID-19 cases among those to have visited fitness clubs and leisure facilities is currently being developed by EuropeActive. ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
22 Jul 2021
Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first Passivhaus-certified leisure buildings in the world. The new Spelthorne Leisure ... More
21 Jul 2021
Digital fitness content provider, Wexer, is launching a new wellness resource on its connected Web Player. Called Mind123, it will focus on wellness rather than ... More
21 Jul 2021
Leisure-net has revealed plans to transform its active-net business event from an annual face-to-face gathering into a monthly hybrid event. With a different theme each ... More
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
1 - 15 of 43,386
Technogym
Technogym