News 9 July 2020

UK Government Announce Dates For Return Of Outdoor Live Shows, Re-Opening Of Gyms & More

9 July 2020

As the UK government continues to ease lockdown in England, the Secretary of States for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has now announced dates to re-open gyms, for the return of outdoor performances and more.

Speaking at today’s Downing Street briefing, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced the news.

Dowden revealed that on July 25, indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres will be allowed to re-open, following the re-opening of outdoor pools on July 11.

He added that there will be “enhanced cleaning” at gyms and other leisure facilities – as well as other measures including limiting users with booking systems, reducing class sizes, spacing out equipment and more –  to ensure they can re-open safely.

The Culture Secretary also announced that “as of this weekend [July 11] our artists, musicians and dancers can start performing outside to outdoor audiences”.

This coming Monday (July 13), tattooists, spas and salons can also re-open with “some restrictions”.

Despite the latest updates to the easing of lockdown in the UK, Mr Dowden did warn that “a
ll of these measures we are taking are conditional and they are reversible.”

More to follow…