When will gyms reopen in England?
22 February 2021, 10:29 | Updated: 22 February 2021, 15:44
Boris Johnson's announcement: When will gyms open again in 2021?
Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap out of England's lockdown.
Gyms have been closed since January 5, with people limited to doing daily exercise once a day outside.
However, the Prime Minister’s new plan could reopen them within the next few months. So, when will gyms open? Here’s what we know…
When will gyms open?
Under Boris Johnson's new roadmap, gyms could reopen in England after April 12.
This is step 2 in Mr Johnson's plan which will also see outdoor hospitality, indoor leisure open for individual, hairdressers and personal care services can reopen.
Outdoor attractions such as zoos, drive-thru cinemas and theme parks can also reopen.
Meanwhile funeral wakes, weddings and receptions can have up to 15 people
These changes are dependant on four key steps which all have to be met, which include:
- The vaccine deployment programme continues
- Jabs are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths
- The infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations
- The risk is not changed by new variants
Meanwhile, Mr Johnson’s lockdown exit strategy will outline the gradual easing of all other restrictions in England as well.
The Prime Minister said: ““Our decisions will be made on the latest data at every step.
"We will be cautious about this approach so that we do not undo the progress we have achieved so far and the sacrifices each and every one of you has made to keep yourself and others safe.
“We have therefore set four key tests which must be met before we can move through each step of the plan. I’ll be setting out a roadmap to bring us out of lockdown cautiously.”
He added: “Our priority has always been getting children back into school, which we know is crucial for their education as well as their mental and physical well-being.
"And we will also be prioritising ways for people to reunite with loved ones safely.”