Many gym owners were left bemused and disappointed after the latest speech from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, earlier today, as he announced indoor gyms and leisure facilities were to remain closed.
Pubs, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality have been given the green light reopen, as well as cinemas, museums and galleries, yet the health and leisure industry still does not get the go-ahead, despite a relaxation on the 2m social distancing rule.
In the last hour, however, the HM Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, took to Twitter to clarify the position for gyms and leisure facilities;
GYMS— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) June 23, 2020
Many people keen to hit the gym & keeping Britain fit is key in Covid battle
We’ve made lots of progress & I know steps businesses have taken to make their spaces & equipment safe
Subject to public health, our aspiration is to reopen gyms & leisure facilities in mid-July
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