Research revealing low Covid-19 prevalence in leisure centres welcomed

Swim England has welcomed new research which reveals the prevalence of coronavirus at leisure centres and gyms is ‘extremely low’.

The findings, published by ukactive, showed there have been only 78 confirmed Covid-19 cases among more than 22 million visits since facilities were given the go-ahead to reopen.

Data was collated from more than 1,500 facilities between 25 July and 13 September – with the number of cases per 100,000 people being measured at 0.34.

The reported cases represented incidents where public health authorities have informed operators of a positive result within a certain time period of a user visiting a facility – rather than indicating transmission in the leisure centre environment specifically.

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