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Coronavirus: Gradual Reopening Of Indoor Gyms And Pools In England Underway


Coronavirus: Gradual Reopening Of Indoor Gyms And Pools In England Underway

Keeping fit has become one of the most essential parts of the human wellbeing. Gyms offered the sound physique and mentality for many across the globe until the Novel Coronavirus set in.

This changed the trend differently since the mode of transmission of this virus feeds on body contacts, coughs, fluids and so forth. This discouraged the patronage of gyms because most facilities across the globe couldn’t operate during lockdown.

Well, indoor gyms, have started to reopen in the latest easing of the Coronavirus lockdown.

The owners of these gymnasiums have anticipated that their facilities will still struggle because of the adverse effects (most especially the financial impact of the COVID-19).

According to , at least a third of public facilities are expected to remain shut whilst operational gyms must follow strict hygiene and social distancing protocols through out the day.

Per government guidance issued earlier this month, facilities are further required to reduce participant sizes and ensure adequate ventilation before, during and after workouts.

Flowing from the above, the national governing body for swimming in England – Swim England has also published separate guidance for operators on how to reopen indoor pools; including implementing a one-way entry and exit system.

Health Secretary’s confirmation on gyms and sports facilities still hold that such facilities will not operate in Luton or Blackburn with Darwen due to a surge in the Coronavirus cases in such areas.

However, outdoor gyms and pools have been operational in England since 4 July because there is less risk of contracting the Coronavirus in the fresh air and such spacious encounters.

Now, the question begging for answers is whether people will immediately come back to public gyms, pools and leisure centres after spending personal resources preparing their own facilities.

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C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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