June 3, 2020
Gyms across the UK will be allowed to open their doors from the 4th July if lobbying by the fitness industry goes ahead.
In the beginning, the government hinted that gyms would be unlikely to reopen before October, but Huw Edwards, chief executive of UK Active has told the Guardian that opening sooner is in discussion for the fitness industry in the UK.
“The government has said to us nothing before the fourth of July.” he said. “Our plan is to take government and Public Health England officials out to sites to reassure them that gyms can safely implement social distancing. We are going to be a completely open book.”
He continued “I am cautiously optimistic the industry could be back on its feet by the summer. We want to open in a way which is safe for staff and customers, allows people to come back and train, and then gets businesses up and running again.”
UK Active has organised a strong industry response to the shutdown by bringing together operators to take action and share operating standards for gym owners to follow in delivering against COVID-19 procedures and backing research, demonstrating consumer demands for gyms.
The organisation has also shown their efforts in emphasising the importance of the fitness industry in terms of battling health issues around obesity and how we can control excess body fat. They also make note of the additional lifestyle diseases that are known to reduce the chances of combatting COVID-19.
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