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When will gyms be open again in England?
22 February 2021, 12:33 | Updated: 22 February 2021, 15:39
The roadmap plans out of lockdown have those in England and the whole of the UK wanting to know when might gyms reopen again - here’s the latest information.
However, as England and the rest of the UK prepare for the new lockdown rules, many are keen to know when gyms might reopen again in the UK too and where they fit into the roadmap plans from the Prime Minister.
Expected to be one of the later things to resume service, gyms and fitness centres in England and the UK could face at least another month of closures.
So when will gyms be open again in England? What coronavirus lockdown rules will be in place? Here’s what we know so far:
When will gyms be open again in England and the rest of the UK?
At present, the roadmap out of lockdown states that gyms will be opened no earlier than 12 April as long as all four government tests are continuously passed in the previous four weeks to that date.
Boris Johnson has confirmed a very “cautious” easing of lockdown restrictions which means gyms won't reopen for at least another month.
Scotland, Wales and Ireland are yet to mention any plans about when gyms will reopen in 2021.
How will gyms reopen after lockdown?
Many gyms already have strict social distancing rules in place following their reopening after the last lockdown. These can include booked time slots, one way systems around the gyms and outdoor sessions. There are also strict hygiene systems in place.
These are expected to remain in place with some uncertainty around how group exercise classes can resume.