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FITREC gives fitness professionals option to show that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19

FITREC gives fitness professionals option to show that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19
September 30, 2021

FITREC, the registration service for fitness professionals and businesses, has advised that it is giving registered fitness professionals the option to show that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in their profiles.

Aiming to aid fitness professionals and businesses in reassuring members and clients over their vaccination status, adding the status is a voluntary option, with FITREC advising “for any registered professionals that have not yet been vaccinated, or do not wish to show they have been vaccinated, or choose not to be vaccinated, their profiles remain unchanged.”

There is no reference to vaccination status on FITREC profiles unless the professional wishes it to be there.

Advising that the vaccination status is self-reported and, unlike with qualifications and certificates, that FITREC is not currently requiring proof of vaccination status, FITREC Managing Director, Dennis Hosking explained “we appreciate that vaccination has become a divisive issue in all sectors, not the least in fitness.

"It is not our intention to add to the debate, this is simply an addition to our service to help those in our community that wish to be clear on their vaccination status for clients and employers.

"Whether or not proof of vaccination is not required to work in the fitness industry, we appreciate that there are people within the community who will be looking for vaccination status to feel safe about engaging with a Trainer. This may be because they have family that are immunocompromised or because they themselves present a risk to others as Tier 1 or 2 workers."

Asked as to whether many fitness professionals are expected to make use of this feature, Hosking added "many professionals may not care either way whether their vaccination status is visible, however for those that do, we're pleased to make this option available.

“I absolutely respect everyone's right to choose. If there is a strong desire in our community to express themselves as 'not vaccinated and no intention of getting vaccinated', we'll allow for this as well."

"We all appreciate there are many narratives circulating at the moment surrounding vaccinations. Personally, the narrative I follow acknowledges the toll this virus is taking on our health services and the disproportionate impact it's having on the unvaccinated. As such, I've chosen to be vaccinated and this is reflected on my FITREC profile."

FITREC registered professionals will find the check box to indicate they are fully vaccinated under the Summary tab when logged in to their FITREC account.

The indication of vaccination status will be shown under a new ‘Compliance’ section that includes CPR, First Aid, Working with Children Check, Police Check and Insurance details.

Click here to contact FITREC.

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