Gyms: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to review the date for the re-opening of indoor gyms as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Sports and physical activity facilities play a crucial role in supporting adults and children to be active.The Government has made it clear that it will adopt a phased approach based on scientific and medical advice, and that the primary goal is to protect public health. The Government is in discussions with representatives from the physical activity sector, and is working towards the re-opening of indoor sports venues and facilities, including gyms, as soon as it is safe to do so.

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