Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13509)           
UK only International

Wales beats England to group exercise reopening as lockdowns ease

By Tom Walker    04 May 2021
While Wales is the last nation in the UK to reopen facilities, it is the first to allow organised indoor group activities / Shutterstock/Bojan Milinkov

Health clubs and leisure centres in Northern Ireland reopened their doors on Friday 30 April, with Welsh facilities welcoming exercisers from today (4 May).

While Wales is the last nation in the UK to permit facilities to reopen, it's also the first to allow organised indoor group activities to resume, ahead of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Group exercise in Wales will initially be restricted to 15 people per class and activities permitted include swimming and exercise classes.

In Northern Ireland, group exercise classes won't be allowed until 24 May.

It is the first time this year that leisure facilities have been able to open for visitors in these two nations and follows the physical activity sectors reopening in England (12 April) and Scotland (26 April).

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “It has been an incredibly challenging 12 months for our sector and the recent months have been particularly hard for our members in Wales due to ongoing uncertainty around the government’s reopening timeline.

“We're pleased to see many gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen their doors, which will come as a long-awaited relief to these organisations and the communities they proudly serve.

“Our members have shown tremendous courage and resilience in the harshest of environments, having to make tough operational decisions while facing no membership income during this period of lockdown.

“These facilities are essential for the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales and can now begin again to support the physical, mental, and social recovery of the nation.

“However, we know that some facilities will not reopen and we will continue to fight hard for the financial and regulatory support still urgently required so that as many as possible are able to survive and recover fully.”

ukactive  Wales  Northern Ireland 
Sign up for FREE ezines
Related news
Sports jobs
Radley College
featured job

Sports Centre Duty Manager

Radley College
Salary: Good Salary
Job location: Abingdon, UK
Adventure Experience
featured job

General Manager (dual sites)

Adventure Experience
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000pa
Job location: Harrow, UK
Anglian Water
featured job

Activities Manager - Rutland Water

Anglian Water
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000pa depending on experience
Job location: Oakham, UK
Harlow Leisurezone
featured job

Swimming Instructors (Level 2)

Harlow Leisurezone
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Harlow, UK
University of Leeds
featured job

Physical Activity and Wellbeing Manager

University of Leeds
Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 pa
Job location: Leeds, UK

Cleaner

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive pay rates
Location: Crawley, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Crawley, UK

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Crawley

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Crawley

Sport Coach/Activator

Everyone Active
Salary: £10.00 - £10.50 per hour
Location: Stowmarket, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Slough, UK

Fitness Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Carshalton, UK

Group Sustainability Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hinckley, UK

Fitness Motivator

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nottingham, UK
recruiting with sports management

Facilities Manager / Sports Development Officer

Fleckney Parish Council
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000pa (Pay Award Pending)
Location: Fleckney, Leicester, UK

Recreation Attendant

Everyone Active
Salary: From £7.08 - £9.18ph
Location: Taunton, UK

Sales and Fitness Coach

Energie Fitness
Salary: Up to £8.91 per hour
Location: Winchester, UK

Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rickmansworth, UK

DUTY MANAGER

Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club
Salary: c£25,000
Location: Surbiton, UK

Quality Development Manager

Water Babies
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000pa + excellent benefits
Location: Exeter, UK

Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Westminster, London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Kensal Green, London, UK

Recreation Attendant

Everyone Active
Salary: From £7.08 - £8.91
Location: Dulwich, London, UK

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Dulwich, London, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wellington, UK

Sales Advisor/Club Promoter

énergie group
Salary:
Location: Acton, London, UK

General Manager

énergie group
Salary:
Location: Welling High Street, Welling, UK

Sales Manager

énergie group
Salary:
Location: Acton, London, UK
training with sports management

Sales Manager

énergie group
Salary:
Location: Blackburn, UK

Club Promoter - New Gym Opening

énergie group
Salary:
Location: Acton, London, UK

Swimming Coach

Wimbledon College
Salary: £23.50 ph + holiday pay
Location: Wimbledon, London, UK

Duty/Operations Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Lutterworth, UK

Sports Centre Assistant

Wycombe Abbey School
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000
Location: High Wycombe, UK

LEISURE CENTRE SUPERVISOR

Leicester City Council
Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 + pension + benefits
Location: Leicester, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hornchurch, UK
Swimming Teacher jobs  Operations Assistant (NPLQ required) jobs  membership consultant jobs  duty manager jobs  Team Leader jobs  Operations Manager jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
A short time-lapse video showing our installation of the Robbins MVP timber flooring system, completed in Sept 2021 at The University of Kent Sport Centre in Canterbury
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness journey.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Property & Tenders

Location: Bilborough, Nottingham
Company: Bilborough College
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Company: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Location: Newport, Shropshire
Company: Lilleshall Sports Academy
Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
01 Mar 2022
Live Love Spa HQ, Tustin, United States
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
More diary dates