ReferAll works alongside Places Leisure and CAWS® to help launch COVID-19 and Long-COVID Rehabilitation programme

by author Rachel Stokes on September 8, 2021
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Last month, Places Leisure announced the launch of its COVID Recovery Programme, a new service designed to provide therapy and rehabilitation specifically for individuals who have endured COVID-19 or who have been affected by Long-COVID.

More than two million people in the UK are struggling with the effects of COVID-19. For many, the experience is transformative and far more profound than an acute cough, fever and short period of isolation.

With funding provided by Travis Perkins Managed Services and Places for People, Places Leisure fitness coaches across England have received industry-accredited qualifications from the CAWS® Rebuild™ training programme. ReferAll is also playing a critical role, setting up data management for the COVID Recovery Programme in our secure platform and replicating CAWS’ questionnaires to ensure accurate reporting.

Places Leisure’s Head of Fitness, Sarah Roberts, explains: “Thankfully, most individuals who contract COVID-19 do not require hospitalisation. However, a period of recovery and restoration is vital for anyone who experiences COVID-19. Many people push themselves too far too soon, which not only decreases their speed of recovery, but can also lead them to Long-COVID. Our COVID Recovery Programme has been designed to offer support and inform COVID patients to make the right decisions from the start, so that they can recover as quickly as possible, avoid longer-term complications and make the virus a part of their past.”

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Places Leisure’s CEO, Paul McPartlan added: “We are committed to supporting communities up and down the country, investing in bespoke programmes, training and services which help local people. In the wake of the pandemic, we have invested in even more initiatives and these funds have helped customers mitigate a myriad of issues arising from lockdown – be they financial, restricted training and education, or social isolation.

“We are incredibly proud of the COVID Recovery Programme. Through training colleagues, we can in turn support local communities for the long term, helping people rebuild their health as we move forward from the challenges of the past year.”

Stuart Stokes, Managing Director at ReferAll, says: “ReferAll’s communication tools will enable scheme providers to encourage uptake and course continuation in their recovery back to normal life after Long-COVID. Our reporting solution provides the missing piece to help demonstrate key programme outcomes.

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Warm Regards,

- Rach

Rachel Stokes

Marketing Outreach Lead


Topics: Referral Schemes, Exercise Referral, COVID-19, Long COVID Recovery Programmes