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Petition to open gyms again

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I signed it ages ago mate, got this response yesterday.

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Government responded:

The Government recognises the importance of physical activity to the nation’s wellbeing and is working with the leisure sector to reopen facilities as soon as possible in a safe and controlled way.

The Government recognises the importance of physical activity to the nation’s health and wellbeing and is working with the gym and leisure sector to reopen facilities as soon as possible in a safe and controlled way. Government’s first priority is to ensure that Covid-19 is brought under control and that actions it takes do not undermine efforts to protect public health.

Government is in discussions with a range of sports organisations, including the gym and leisure sector, about the actions that would need to be taken to restart grassroots sport and reopen facilities in a safe way. It has asked sport and physical activity organisations to consider what steps they would need to take, and guidance they would need to develop, to allow this to happen. This will be used to support the government’s decision-making around future public health guidelines.

This is not straightforward. There are many issues to consider, including how gyms could reopen and operate whilst meeting social distancing guidelines, how access in and out of facilities may need to be changed, whether facilities will have enough workers to operate safely and effectively, and whether people will be willing to come back to gyms if they do reopen. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy is also considering what guidance is needed on how workplaces can operate effectively and safely once the lockdown starts to ease.

The Government has also published updated guidance on grassroots sport which sets out information on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation. This includes further details for members of the public on how they can take unlimited exercise outside, and on the steps that outdoor facilities need to take to re-open, should they wish to do so, from Wednesday 13 May. As part of this, people will be able to exercise outdoors one-on-one with a personal trainer, providing that social distancing is maintained.

Government is clear that keeping people physically active is very important for a large number of reasons, including physical and mental health. However, as the government has made clear, the overwhelming priority of its plan for addressing the next phase of the virus is to keep the country safe. As such, a return to physical activity and grassroots sport, including reopening gyms and leisure centres will need to be done in a way that is: consistent with public health guidelines; minimises risk to participants and volunteer and staff; communicated clearly and consistently with guidance consistent across different sports and activities to reduce the risk of confusion; flexible so that arrangements can be altered and adapted if restrictions or public health advice is changed.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

 

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22 minutes ago, Cronus said:

There is a protest being organised this weekend in Central London to re-open gyms

A protest full of stacked meatheads would be quite entertaining, rather than the usual liberal filth..:D

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Just now, RalphPotawn said:

A protest full of stacked meatheads would be quite entertaining, rather than the usual liberal filth..:D

Protest of metrosexual nancy boys who want to be able to put on their leggings and do an hour on the treadmill in all likelihood

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It isn't going to happen. Same as theatres, clubs, bars  large event venues. Especially with no covid vaccine available. Not a chance before autumn at the very least. Don't forget with lockdown easing of sorts there will be another spike in infection rates. No way can places like these can reopen any time soon. 

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22 minutes ago, drwae said:

Protest of metrosexual nancy boys who want to be able to put on their leggings and do an hour on the treadmill in all likelihood

Just had one come up on my facebook in fact

 

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2 hours ago, drwae said:

Protest of metrosexual nancy boys who want to be able to put on their leggings and do an hour on the treadmill in all likelihood

Trying to ridicule them, like I ain't caught you looking at my arse stokes on the treadmill 

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2 hours ago, RalphPotawn said:

A protest full of stacked meatheads would be quite entertaining, rather than the usual liberal filth..:D

Thank you for the support I'm. The one who arranged it

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1 hour ago, drwae said:

Just had one come up on my facebook in fact

 

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What the f**k is that pose? I see all the instagram wanna be bitches do it

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1 hour ago, Jackoffblades said:

I wonder if pubs and night clubs will ever reopen you can’t do social distancing there

These are the proposed measures for opening pubs in Ireland...

  • Dispense-only bars, with no sitting, standing, ordering, payment or drinking at the bar itself.
  • Customers will be seated at tables at all times, with table service provided.
  • No more than four people per every 10 square metres; a maximum of six people allowed at one table;
  • Hand sanitiser used before entry, with staff washing hands every half hour;
  • Outdoor spaces must "enhance" social distancing;
  • No live music or DJ and the safe use of toilets, which may include limits on the number of customers using them at one time.

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6 hours ago, drwae said:

Protest of metrosexual nancy boys who want to be able to put on their leggings and do an hour on the treadmill in all likelihood

That's you mate 

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17 hours ago, Mingster said:

These are the proposed measures for opening pubs in Ireland...

  • Dispense-only bars, with no sitting, standing, ordering, payment or drinking at the bar itself.
  • Customers will be seated at tables at all times, with table service provided.
  • No more than four people per every 10 square metres; a maximum of six people allowed at one table;
  • Hand sanitiser used before entry, with staff washing hands every half hour;
  • Outdoor spaces must "enhance" social distancing;
  • No live music or DJ and the safe use of toilets, which may include limits on the number of customers using them at one time.

No way that would work pubs get way to over crowded in cities. Way to many people won’t be able to go in because of it being to full. They say social distancing could last till we get a vaccine so there’s a chance social distancing may never end lol

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16 minutes ago, Jackoffblades said:

No way that would work pubs get way to over crowded in cities. Way to many people won’t be able to go in because of it being to full. They say social distancing could last till we get a vaccine so there’s a chance social distancing may never end lol

You're probably right. These are the Ireland governments guidelines. Nothing to do with the UK.  Friends in Ireland tell me that folks there have been much stricter with the social distancing than here in the UK.

It's worth mentioning that these guidelines are for phase 5 of Ireland's return to normal, and not to be introduced until mid August at the earliest.

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