Will gyms close again? How Boris Johnson’s announcement today could affect UK fitness centres

Gyms were reopened on 25 July to the delight of fitness fans across England, but a surge in new coronavirus cases means this could change.

In response to the spike in infection rates, Boris Johnson has introduced a series of new restrictions in highly affected areas – with more expected later today.

The Prime Minister is set to announce a new raft of measures on Monday that could mean the temporary closure of gyms until infection curve flattens.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Will gyms close again?

A member of staff measures the temperature of a visitor before entering the gym at Nuffield Health Sunbury Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Sunbury-on-Thames, west of London on July 25, 2020 as novel coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased to allow gyms, leisure centres and indoor swimming pools in England to reopen. - England's gyms, leisure centres and indoor swimming pools were allowed to open their doors on July 25 for the first time since the March shutdown was introduced to combat the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
A member of staff measures the temperature of a visitor before entering the gym at Nuffield Health Sunbury Fitness and Wellbeing Gym (Photo: AFP)

It’s possible. Despite the current “rule of six” which makes any gathering of six people or over illegal, gyms currently join pubs and restaurants as exempt from this restriction.

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