Last year, I wrote to the Sports Secretary regarding the reopening of gyms on behalf of a number of residents, and have now received a response. You can read the letter below.
As you may be aware, gyms are set to reopen at Step 2 of the government's exit roadmap, no earlier than the 12th April. At this point, people will be able to visit gyms as a single household or bubble, in line with indoor gatherings rules.
In my letter last November, I made the case that our local gym owners have been working incredibly hard to keep their premises safe, and am pleased that this has been recognised in the roadmap.
For grassroots sports organisations, there are still support funds available to help clubs deal with the consequences of lockdown restrictions, and I have wrote more about the support available here.