At the time of writing many fitness professionals are trying to get their heads around the ever changing government guidelines around training private clients. The rules on social distancing have been slightly relaxed in the UK allowing thousands of private personal trainers to restart 1 to 1 training both in personal 1 to 1 and in small groups.
According to several emails received from insurance companies the following guidelines appear to apply.
|Insurance Guidelines for Outdoor Training|
– The instructor must hold a supporting qualification
– Training is done on a 1 to 1 basis (only a single client at a time)
– Training takes place in a public park or grassed area
– Social distancing measures are strictly adhered to
– No exchange of equipment
– Health and safety risk assessment to be completed
– Operate in line with the government guidelines
Personally I am insured with Insure4Sport who themselves have released the following guidelines. https://www.insure4sport.co.uk/blog/how-does-coronavirus-affect-your-insurance/. This has paved the way to restart 1 to 1 training.
Can you train in a gym?
Yes! Gyms in the UK are now able to reopen. According to the current UK gov guide lines https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/providers-of-grassroots-sport-and-gym-leisure-facilities.
What does this mean?
Under certain circumstances I will begin to offer 1 to 1 Personal training sessions. With a few simple adjustments I believe this is a safe and effective way we can train. This is great news.
We can only hope that the levels of Covid continue to decline. With the gradual relaxing of social distancing and the onset of winter, there is a possibility that cases could rise and measurers reinstated. Lets hope not.
Stay strong stay safe.