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EuropeActive to publish study on COVID-19 cases

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urther research into

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the levels of positive COVID-19 cases among those who’ve visited

fitness clubs and leisure facilities is currently being developed by EuropeActive. The study is the second cycle of the SafeACTiVE Study. The first edition, published in December 2020, found that the number of cases reported among people

The SafeACTiVE Study aims to ensure that our sector possesses the right evidence-based arguments to document our facilities’ safety and low COVID-19 risk The second report will include data from Jan 2021 onwards

EuropeActive

who had visited health clubs THINK Active, will include data

sector possesses the right

of positive tests among

from the SafeACTiVE survey

evidence-based arguments

those visiting gyms does

platform and the ukactive

to document our facilities’

even among those who tested

suggest is that health clubs

Research Institute, collected

safety and low COVID-19

positive and visited a gym, the

and gyms are safe – and

over a nine-month period

risk in order to mitigate the

point of transmission was not

not driving transmission.

starting in January 2021.

public health concerns of

EuropeActive said:

both users and members.”

(prior to testing positive was) 1.12 per 100.000 visits. It’s important to note that

known – so the figure doesn’t

What the small instance

The second, updated version

represent the transmission

of the report, commissioned by

“The SafeACTiVE Study

risk at health clubs.

EuropeActive’s Research Centre

aims to ensure that our

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P

ureGym is expanding

levels, allowing the group

beyond Europe after

to return to profit in May.

experiencing a strong recovery (see comment

PureGym has ramped up its expansion plans, opening

from UK MD Rebecca Passmore

15 new gyms in the first half

on page 44), with plans to enter

of 2021 – including 13 in

the US market with three trial

the UK – and plans a further

sites late this year or early next

dozen sites in the second

and four in the Middle East.

half of 2021 across the UK.

Reporting first-half results

It’s also aiming to accelerate

for 2021, CEO Humphrey

expansion in 2022 – and

Cobbold, said the six months

take the brand global.

to 30 June had been a

PHOTO: PURE GYM

PureGym goes global and considers IPO

There have been suggestions

“game of two halves”, with

PureGym has re-tabled plans

Q1 characterised by losses

to go public and list on the

running at more than £500k

London Stock Exchange, as

a day, followed by a “powerful

it explores its options for

bounceback in performance”

raising capital and reducing

once business was restarted.

its £810m debt pile.

Memberships stand at 94 per cent of pre-pandemic

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Owned by Leonard Green & Partners, Pure is going global

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