Muay Thai Gyms could reopen during July
Muay Thai Gyms could reopen by Mid-July after latest Government announcement.
Updated guidance has been published on how hairdressers, hotels, pubs and other businesses in England can reopen safely from 4 July in Prime Ministers latest speech in The House of Parliament.
It comes after Boris Johnson announced sweeping changes to England's lockdown, including a relaxing of the 2m rule. Pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers are among the venues which will be allowed to reopen in ten days' time. The updated government guidance includes some general advice for all businesses as well as guidance for specific sectors. It says businesses should carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment to ensure the safety of their workplace, which should be shared on their website, and also develop cleaning and hygiene procedures.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma said he expected people to continue to use "common sense" and follow government guidelines. But he said there was a "legal duty" for businesses to keep their employees safe and the Health and Safety Executive could take action if not. Frances O'Grady, general secretary of trade union body the TUC, said the more government relaxes lockdown "the tougher it needs to get on health and safety at work". She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme it should be a legal requirement for employers to publish risk assessments on their website, adding too many companies were "not doing the right thing".
In the biggest easing of lockdown yet, Mr Johnson also said the 2m social-distancing rule will be replaced with a "one-metre plus" rule. This means people should stay at least 2m (6ft) apart where possible, but otherwise should remain at least 1m apart while taking steps to reduce the risk of transmission, such as wearing face coverings.
Announcing the changes on Tuesday, Mr Johnson said the following venues will remain closed by law, including nightclubs, casinos, indoor play areas, nail bars and beauty salons, swimming pools and indoor gyms.
Some good news...?
The only good news for Muay Thai Gyms came from Oliver Dowden (Member of Parliament & Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) on Twitter below:
Many people keen to hit the gym & keeping Britain fit is key in Covid battle
We’ve made lots of progress & I know steps businesses have taken to make their spaces & equipment safe
Subject to public health, our aspiration is to reopen gyms & leisure facilities in mid-July
— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) June 23, 2020