Gyms, pools and sports centres can reopen from July 25 following coronavirus lockdown

Indoor Gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities will reopen in England from July 25, the Culture Secretary has announced.

Oliver Dowden said the new guidelines would help the country get “match fit to defeat this virus”, as he laid out a raft of regulations to make workout spaces safe.

Gyms must use timed booking systems to limit the number of people in the building at one time and allow for social distancing, while equipment must be spaced out and cleaned regularly. All facilities have been closed since March 21, to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Indoor spaces are riskier than customers being outdoors, as the virus can spread through the air in enclosed spaces. Outdoor pools will reopen from July 11.

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