Our sector support work
Within weeks of the first lockdown starting in Spring 2020, CIMSPA started planning for supporting the sector to reopen its operational facility base across sport, leisure and fitness.
Our work was aligned with the national framework for reopening fitness facilities, developed by ukactive, CIMSPA and partners.
Webinars and clinics
Our partners Right Directions held multiple online clinics to advise on safe reopening and produced a comprehensive overview of a facility reopening management process.
Our ReOpen support stressed inclusivity by encouraging operators to apply the advice published by Activity Alliance on engaging with disabled people during the reopening phase.
Customer information posters
CIMSPA produced a range of customer information poster templates for operators to use – covering social distancing, cleaning and one-way systems – in both English and Welsh.
Swimming and swim teaching reopening
Cleaning and hygiene
We signposted the excellent Sport England guidance to help organisations implement good hygiene across their facilities simply and effectively.
Sports governing bodies
We signposted our sector to the sport-specific guidance produced by over 35 national governing bodies of sport across the UK, as well as to national-specific advice provided by home country sports councils.
“Reopening our people”
- Our ReActivate online training programme helped people return to work with confidence
- The first phase of our ReTrain programme identified and worked to fill key skills gaps with employers.
CIMSPA would, in particular, like to thank the following organisations for their help with providing these resources and other reopening resources: