Boris Johnson Says Gyms Will Reopen In A 'Couple Of Weeks'
Boris Johnson has announced that gyms will reopen in a 'couple of weeks'.
Speaking on LBC, the Prime Minister said: "We are going to reopen gyms as soon as we can do it in a Covid-secure way and I think that the date for reopening gyms at the moment, if we can do it, is in just a couple of weeks' time."
He also said plans were underway to get theatres back up and running 'as fast as we possibly can'.
Adding: "The best way forward for the country is to get the economy moving again," he said: "We want to get every part of our industry, including theatres, that are so vital."
When asked by presenter Nick Ferrari as to why pubs and restaurants were allowed to reopen for 'Super Saturday' but gyms and nail bars had been told to remain closed, Mr Johnson said that it was obvious.
He said: "People, I think, listening to this debate do know the answer to that, and that is to stop the spread of the disease."
Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, had recently shared an update on the reopening of gyms.
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In a tweet addressing concerns, he wrote: "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 and equipment safe.
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
"Subject to public health, our aspiration is to reopen gyms & leisure facilities in mid-July."
This comes as pubs and bars get ready to welcome back customer for the first time in over three months this weekend.
But with coronavirus still posing a huge risk to public health, businesses have had to introduce a series of safety measures to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
And that's no different for one of the country's biggest pub chains, Wetherspoon, which has reportedly spent £11 million on bringing its drinking holes up to scratch.
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