Submitted by Liam George Brannon on Tuesday 4th August 2020
Published on Wednesday 12th August 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 12th February 2021
Current Signatures: 374,891
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
In the event of a spike we would like you not to close gyms as a measure to stop any spread of Covid. Also for gyms to not be put in the same group as pubs in terms of risk or importance. Gyms are following strict guidelines and most members are following rules in a sober manner.
The gyms are a huge benefit for users, not just physically but mentally too. There are studies that show physical exercise can be a great boost to the immune system and releases endorphins which can prevent stress and a chain of mental illnesses. In such a stressful time people need a viable way to exercise. Using home equipment just isn’t sufficient, unless every person in the UK has hundreds of pounds to pay out on equipment (much of which has increased in price since the pandemic).
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
This petition has reached the threshold for a Parliamentary debate, but the debate has not yet been scheduled.
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