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Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

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
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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Pubs ~ UK

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Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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).


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