We are actively planning a coordinated campaign encouraging members/clients to support their club/trainer/teacher (and why) and also the importance of staying physically active. We are engaging a PR firm to design this, so it will be a professional and well thought out message that you can use to promote to your clients/members.
- We will have a printable 'stay safe when exercising' handout for trainers and clubs to use within the next 48 hours. This will be sent to you directly.
We are in direct dialogue with the New Zealand Government (the Ministry of Health) as well as other agencies to ensure we are well informed so that we can best support you. We will let you know as soon as we have any indication from Government about any possible regulations relating to gyms being open - in the meantime we encourage gyms to be proactive with not only cleaning, but also social distancing (this is detailed more on our COVID-19 web page).
We will also be sharing the direct links to access the Government subsidy for employers and the self employed (yes self employed PTs and group exercise instructors can access the subsidy if their business is affected).
So our advice from here is:
1) Check out our COVID-19 resource page.
2) Follow our planning advice set out in our recent business tool (re-attached). This will end - the key is ensuring your survival in the short term so that when it does you can re-grow.
3) Reach out to us if we can offer any other support.
We have also engaged the services of an Infectious Diseases expert, who also has extensive pandemic response crisis management experience, and will be using them to ensure we providing you with only the best, and most scientifically robust information possible. They are also advising us about the possible Government regulations that may be put in place, and we are planning on various scenarios to support you through those.