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Factsheet for measure SE-2020-14/1370 – measures in Sweden

SportAdmin offers digital gym training twice a week

SportAdmin har digital gym två gånger i veckan

Country Sweden , applies locally

    • – SE2 SÖDRA SVERIGE
      – SE22 Sydsverige
Time period Open ended, started on 01 April 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Company practices
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Well-being of workers
Author Anna-Karin Gustafsson (Oxford Research) and Eurofound
Measure added 30 October 2020 (updated 13 May 2021)

Background information

SportAdmin, a company providing admin support to sport associations, located in the city Malmö, offers a digital gym twice a week for its staff. Staff is given the opportunity to take a digital gym break twice a week to exercise during the work day and to see the colleagues while still working from home.

Content of measure

Parts of the labour force have been working from home during COVID-19. Taking a break to go to the gym was common in the company prior to the crisis, where staff could train during working hours, a so-called _ gym break_. Nowadays and during COVID-19, the company has rather implemented digital gym breaks . It serves as an extra opportunity to take a break from the remote work and to be able to move around for a short period of time.

At 2.15 pm twice a week, those who want to participate log in to the joint Google Hangouts account and then exercise for ten minutes together. Each work out is planned by one of the colleagues.

Use of measure

At 2.15 pm twice a week, those who want to participate log in to the joint Google Hangouts account and then exercise for ten minutes together. Each work out is planned by one of the colleagues.

According to the company, the opportunity to take a break from work, and to move around, has been much appreciated by the staff. There are no information on the uptake of the measure.

Contents

  • Health and safety

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Company level

Involvement

There is no information on the involvement of the social partners'.

Views and reactions

There is no information on the views of the social partners'.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

Citation

Eurofound (2020), SportAdmin offers digital gym training twice a week, measure SE-2020-14/1370 (measures in Sweden), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SE-2020-14_1370.html

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