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Notification of establishment and operation of a gym or sports school

Basic information

Institutional Body

MINISTRY OF CULTURE

Description

The procedure concerns the establishment and operation of a Gymnasium or a Sports School in a new building; it is addressed to citizens, businesses and legal persons.

At a glance

Points of ServicePoints of Single Contact (ΚΕΠ – EKE), Regions, Regional Directorate or Department of Sports and Culture (depending on the organisational structure of the Region)
Digital provision pointsNational Single Digital Gateway – gov.gr
Number of Documents0
Cost~ 400
Process Diagram

Conditions

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All building requirements and obligations of the current institutional framework for the establishment must be met: - The total area of the gym / sports school: (a) is equal to or greater than 100sqm, not including outdoor and semi-outdoor areas and ancillary areas (storage, lift, boiler room, etc.); and (b) has the necessary structural adequacy. - The total usable area used by the trainees for training or learning a sport shall be equal to or greater than 70 m2 . - The minimum height of each space shall be 2,6 m. - The minimum usable area per trainee shall be 5 m2 . - The building shall have at least 2 changing rooms with provision for the safety of personal belongings and a minimum area of 50 m2 per trainee. - Exercise or training of the trainees shall not take place in underground areas which are classified as ancillary by the provisions of the General Building Regulation. - The operation of the fitness centre does not produce sound emissions and does not cause nuisance to residents. - There is a bathroom with at least 2 hot and cold water fountains for each changing room. - There is a plumbing system for cleaning and draining the toilets and sanitary toilets. Natural or artificial ventilation Covering with durable tiles over the entire surface of the walls at least up to a height of 1,70 m. - Durable and non-slip coating over the entire surface of the floors, Doors opening from the outside inwards. At least one washbasin per two toilets. - Operation of 2 toilets (one mens and one womens) for exercisers for a capacity of up to 80 exercisers and operation of an additional toilet for each additional 40 exercisers.

The Gymnasium or the School of Sport has a safe and harmless electrical installation and full ventilation.

The Gymnasium or the School shall have an active fire protection certificate; unless it has an active fire protection certificate, it shall be ensured that all necessary steps are taken within 30 days of its operation in order to obtain the relevant certificate from the Fire Service.

The Gymnasium or the School of Sports must be housed in a single place, which is owned or leased by the person concerned.

Fulfilment of special building conditions if required by the sports federation.

With regard to the owner or legal representative (for cases of legal entities of private law): The applicant must not have the status of civil servant at a local authority or of an official legal entity of public law; he/she must not have been convicted or tried by final judgment for a felony, theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, disloyalty of a lawyer, bribery, oppression, disloyalty in connection with official duties, misconduct, crime against sexual freedom or economic exploitation of sexual life, trafficking, possession and use of drugs, even if the offence is time-barred he/she must not have been deprived of his or her civil rights as a result of a conviction not be subject to deprivation of legal aid (full or partial) or subsidiary legal aid (full or partial) or a combination of the two, on account of mental or psychological disorder He/she must not have been convicted of the criminal and disciplinary offences of pharmacostimulation pursuant to Articles 128 G and 128 I and 130 of Law 2725/1999, as the three articles were added respectively by Articles 58, 59 and 60 of Law 2725/1999. 3057/2002 (Α΄239). He must be up to date with regard to tax and social security, and the legal entity of private law. must be up to date with regard to tax and social security.

The Director of the Gymnasium or the School of Sport shall: (a) be responsible for drawing up the rules of procedure and for verifying compliance with all requirements set out in the Rules of Procedure and the relevant provisions and shall be required, and (b) be fully-worked and will not work in more than one gymnastics or sports schools.

The Administrative/Auxiliary Staff of the Gymnasium/Sports School will be commensurate with the extent of the services provided and the number of trainees.

The Gymnasium or the School of Sports as teachers, instructors, sports teachers and trainers must hold a TEFAA degree, of a Greek or an equivalent foreign Institute of Higher Education, or holders of a professional licence from the competent State body; in cases where services relating to the drafting and monitoring of nutritional programmes are provided, the recruitment of a diplomat or a special nutritionian or a special athletic scientist specialising in sporting nutrition is required.

In cases where services related to the preparation and monitoring of nutritional programmes are provided, the recruitment of a diploma in dietary or nutritionian or a special athletic scientist specialising in athletic nutrition is required.

The exclusive purpose of the Gymnasium or the Sports School is the provision of services of physical exercise and sport or learning and the cultivation of recognised or non-sport (resulting from the statutes).

For cases where the Gymnasium or the School of Sport operates a canteen, an operating licence must be available.

For those under 18 years of age, the consent of the holders of parenbtal responsibility shall be required in writing.

Within the area of the Gymnasium or the School, the trade of vitamins and food supplements is not allowed.

In order to register at the Gymnasium or the School, as well as for year-on-year renewal of registration, a special card will be kept, in which a doctor is assured that the person concerned can be trained in the sport to be instructed. The gym managers shall show the cards of the trainees during the audits carried out by the Certification and Control Committee of A. 9 of the P.D. 219/2006.

In the gym or sports school, there must be a first aid kit as well as any other aid necessary for the treatment of injuries.

Starting the operation of the Gymnasium or the School of Sports has been declared the beginning of a trade in the local Tax Office.

The Gymnasium operates within the legal hours of operation that is daily and Saturday from 06.00 to 24.00 and Sunday 10.00 - 24.00.

Fees / Imposts

What you will need

  • Application - Solemn Declaration for the Establishment and Operation of a Gym or a Sports School
    Filed by
    Submitted by the applicant (digital)
    Note
    Application - Solemn Declaration of the natural person or legal representative by which the establishment and operation of a Gym or Sports School is disclosed and declares its compliance with the conditions laid down in P.D. 219/2006 (A221) for the establishment and operation of a Gym or Sports School.
    Applicant status
    MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Disclosure of the establishment and operation of a Private Gymnasium or a Private School of Sport Learning (Natural/Legal)
What you will need
1Solemn Declaration of the overseeing private engineer stating that all the building requirements and obligations of the existing institutional framework are met, together with the Annex to the joint ministerial decision DIADP/F.A.2.1.3/33565/2013 (Part A’ and B’).Solemn Declaration
Filed by
Submitted by the applicant (digital)Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
2Solemn Declaration of a licensed electrician stating that the Gymnasium or the School of Sport has a safe and harmless electrical installation and complete ventilation, together with the Annex to the joint ministerial decision DIADP/F.A.2.13565 (Part A’ and B’).Solemn Declaration
Filed by
Submitted by the applicant (digital)Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
3For the identification/legalisation of the person concerned, the following documents shall be demonstrated in the region or the Point of Single Contact (KEP) operating as a Citizens Service Point, - by the legal representative of the legal persons: a certificate of the competent authority responsible for keeping the register of administrative or judicial authorities for non-solvency and for non-solvency of the company, and a certificate of the competent authority responsible for keeping the register of administrative authority on the legal representation of the company or - by the natural person: a photocopy of an identity card or other document such as passport, driving licence or an individual health book of all insurers (as provided for in Article 3(4) of Law 2690/1999, as amended by Article 25 of Law 731/2008).Identification document
Filed by
Presented by the applicantSubmitted by the applicant (digital)
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
4Building permit - Architecture - SectorsDrawings/studies by an engineer/architect
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
5Ownership or Lease Contract.Property titles
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
6The documentation required by each federation of sports, as appropriate, to fulfil special building conditions.Additional supporting documents
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
7Active fire protection certificate.Certification
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
8Insurance information.Social Security Clearance Certificate (eEFKA)
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
9A criminal record copy of the owner and of the head of the gym (requested on his/her own initiative).Criminal Record Copy for General Use
Filed by
Ex officio (manual)Keep within business establishment
10- A copy of the Board of Directors Degree in gym, if the qualifications have been obtained in educational establishments abroad, have been recognized by the Council for the Recognition of Professional Equivalence or the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center. - A certificate of formality or other document proving that the Director of the gym/sports school has at least three years of experience in managing programmes of mass or individual learning or training. - An Αnalytical Periodic Declaration which substantiates the Directors work for full time. - Α Solemn Declaration of the Director of the Gymnasium on Conditions No. 10c-10i.Proof of Study
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
11Copies of Masters degrees T.E.F.A.A. and in case of qualifications that have been obtained in foreign educational establishments, they have been recognized by the Council for the Recognition of Professional Equivalence or the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center or a copy of the license to pursue a profession by the competent state body.Proof of Study
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
12Work contract and Copying of relevant Degrees and if the qualifications have been obtained in educational establishments abroad, they have been recognised by the Council for the Recognition of Professional Equivalence or the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center for the Diploma, or a special nutritional or special athletic scientist (if services related to the drawing up and monitoring of nutritional programmes are provided).Proof of Work
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
13Evidence of recruitment and employment of staff (Analytical Periodic Declaration, etc.) administrative/assistance staff of the gym/sport school.Proof of Work
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
14A copy of the companys Statute and any amendments thereto or the FEK (if the Statute articles are published) An act of the governing body of the legal person appointing its representative vis-à-vis the Regional Governor. Certificate of non-dissolution, Certificate of non-bankruptcy; and a certificate from the administrative or judicial authority responsible for keeping the register showing the name of the legal representative.Legal documents from legal entities
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
15Rules of Procedure.Regulation
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
16Special Staff licence in the gym or sports school (if available).Permit
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
17Starting declaration to the local Tax Office.Declaration
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
18Special registration card at the gym of the persons concerned and an annual medical certificate of each person concerned.Other
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
19Parents' consent documents for trainees under 18.Declaration
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
20First aid kit.Other
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons
21Tax information.Tax clearance certificate
Filed by
Keep within business establishment
Applicant status
Legal entitiesPersons

Legislation

  • Description
    Amendment of paragraph D of Article 4 of Presidential Decree 219/2006.
    Legal references
  • Description
    Amendment of Article 2 of Presidential Decree 219/2006 - Services provided.
    Legal references
  • Description
    Amendment of Articles 1 and 2 of Presidential Decree 219/2006 - Authorisation and service provided.
    Legal references
  • Description
    To lay down the terms and conditions for the establishment and operation of private gymnasiums or private sports schools.
    Legal references
  • Description
    Simplification and Standardization of administrative procedures for the establishment and operation of private gymnasiums or private sports schools, the responsibility of the General Secretariat of Sports -Completion of procedures in the Points of Single Contact (K.E.P.) operating as Single Service Centres (E.K.E).
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About

Process code
574243
NACE code
93.13
Description of NACE code
Fitness facilities

Other Information

Languages supported
English
Ways of provision
Establishment

Remarks

A certificate shall be provided by the relevant Directorate of the Regional Unit responsible for establishing and operating a Gymnasium or Sports School in a new building.

ID: 574243

Name: Notification of establishment and operation of a gym or sports school