England: Gyms & swimming pools can reopen on July 25

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England: Gyms & swimming pools can reopen on July 25
England: Gyms & swimming pools can reopen on July 25

The UK government has announced plans to roll-out the next phase of the country’s lockdown and those plans include the reopening of gyms.

Across England from July 25, gyms will finally reopen to the public.

Speaking at the coronavirus briefing Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said outdoor pools can reopen from Saturday onwards, and will be followed by the reopening of indoor gyms, pools and leisure facilities from July 25.

The announcement will allow millions of people to return to the physical activity they have been craving since the lockdown began.

Outdoor arts performances – including theatres, opera, dance and music – will also be able to resume from this weekend, although audience numbers will be restricted and will be subject to social distancing rules.

Mr Dowden also announced the return of team sport, starting with cricket from this weekend and guidance on recreational sport will be published from Saturday.

The beauty industry will welcome the news that beauty salons, tattoo parlours, spas, and tanning salons can reopen from Monday.

Mr Dowden told the Downing Street press conference: “Having allowed hairdressers to reopen, beauticians, tattooists, spas, tanning salons and other close contact services can now do the same, I’m pleased to say, from Monday.

“Of course that will be subject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services.”

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