Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…read more
Virgin Active closes Singapore gym after two positive Coronavirus tests
Virgin Active Health Clubs has announced that it has closed one of its Singapore gyms - at Tanjong Pagar - for four days following two members testing positive for the Coronavirus.
Information on the closure, which commenced yesterday (19th March), was explained in a press statement that advised the facility had carried out a "deep clean and thorough disinfection", and that all common areas, such as lifts and toilets, are also being treated in accordance with Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines.
The MOH has confirmed that the outlet can continue operations, but Virgin Active decided to close it as a precautionary measure. The club will resume operations next Monday.
Virgin Active, which operates six facilities in Singapore, said the first infected member had visited its Tanjong Pagar facility on Monday, while the other was at the same location on Monday and Tuesday. Both members did not take part in any group exercise classes.
The MOH confirmed that the two cases are currently not linked to each other.
The MOH is also conducting detailed contact tracing on all employees, members, freelancers and other parties that the affected persons may have come in contact with. Virgin Active said it will continue to monitor the situation.
At least 10 gyms in Singapore, including Fitness First, F45 and True Fitness have this week issued notices via e-mail or on their social media pages informing members of hygiene measures at their premises and urging members to practise social responsibility.
These measures include taking temperature, health and travel declarations and increasing cleaning.
As reported by Singapore's Straits Times, Level gym, which has two branches at Telok Ayer and Robinson Road, will stop conducting its HIIT, strength and conditioning classes from today until 2nd April as a precautionary measure, advising in it said in an e-mail to clients that this will "ensure we are doing our part to halt the spread of infection in our community".
Personal training sessions will continue, but clients can only train at one studio.
Sport Singapore, which operates the ActiveSG gyms islandwide, said last week that regulated access would be implemented according to the gym's size and that notices would be displayed and queue numbers issued if it was at full capacity. Programmes conducted at ActiveSG studios will also be held outdoors.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) cancelled its 2020 Convention, due to be held this week in San Diego, USA, after a recommendation from the California Department of Public Health to cancel or postpone gatherings of more than 250 people.
Images courtesy of Virgin Active.
19th March 2020 - Gyms emphasise hygiene practices but look for business support
18th March 2020 - Fitness Australia’s Barrie Elvish says ‘gyms do not need to close’
17th March 2020 - Fitness First highlights gym hygiene measures
6th March 2020 - Singapore FIT Summit postponed from April to August
23rd December 2019 - TFX opens Singapore’s largest fitness centre on Raffles Boulevard
22nd November 2019 - Singapore’s ExPRO Fitness convention to link with new FIBO Southeast Asia event
15th October 2019 - Plus Fitness opens their first gym in Singapore
28th September 2019 - FIBO to introduce new South East Asia event in Singapore
21st January 2020 - Pure Fitness Suntec City features Fuze training concept
27th March 2017 - Virgin Active’s new Bangkok club taps into high-end fitness market
2nd June 2016 - Virgin Active to open 30 fitness clubs in Singapore and Thailand
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
The P.A. People is a specialist contractor in the areas of Sound Reinforcement, Performance Lighting, Audio Visual Systems, Video and Communications. Over the past 40 years we have developed a…read more
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!