Sport, parks and leisure - Gyms in Northern Ireland get go-ahead to reopen on 10 July...
28 Sep 2020 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

26 Jun 2020

Gyms in Northern Ireland get go-ahead to reopen on 10 July
BY Tom Walker

While gyms can open on 10 July, leisure centres and indoor sports courts, however, won't be allowed to reopen until 7 August

While gyms can open on 10 July, leisure centres and indoor sports courts, however, won't be allowed to reopen until 7 August
photo: Shutterstock.com/alvarog1970

Gyms and health clubs in Northern Ireland have been given the green light to reopen their doors on 10 July.

The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a range of measures to lift lockdown restrictions – including indicative dates for when businesses and industry sectors that remain closed will be allowed to reopen.

“Today we have reached the next rung in the ladder of our recovery journey, as we have been able to confirm the reopening of significant sections of our economy over the next number of weeks," said First Minister Arlene Foster.

“It’s important that all sectors have as much time as possible to plan ahead and prepare for safe reopening, which is why we have brought forward today a timetable with indicative dates for future relaxations.”

The dates are subject to change at short notice if there are signs of increases in the number of infections.

Health minister Robin Swann said: “In the event of any significant outbreaks or increase in transmission, the Executive has agreed that this timeline will be kept under review.

"None of this is without risk and will be subject to advice from our scientific and medical experts closer to the time of each proposed relaxation."

As well as gyms and health clubs, 10 July will see the opening of outdoor playgrounds.

Spas will be able to open a few days earlier, on 6 July.

Leisure centres, indoor sports courts and soft play areas, however, won't be allowed to reopen until 7 August at the earliest.

Resumption of contact sport training has been set for 29 June, with competitive sport set for a return on 17 July.

Reopening of seated venues – including cinemas – has been set for 29 July.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan   25 Sep 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the pandemic "are not enough" to secure the future of the .... more>>
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'   24 Sep 2020

The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today (24 September). The good news is that gym and pool .... more>>
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day   23 Sep 2020

The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020. Gyms, leisure facilities and .... more>>
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector   21 Sep 2020

More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to give the sector a central role .... more>>
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS   21 Sep 2020

Exercise has been voted the number one way the public can help the NHS – ahead of paying taxes and cutting down on smoking and drinking. A study of .... more>>
Company profile


Volution



View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19

CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19

Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19. More>>




in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Duty Manager - outdoor sports
Salary: £23,874 to £30,459
Location: Colchester, UK
Company: Colchester Borough Council
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sandhurst, UK
Company: énergie group
Casual Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Marylebone, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

30 Sep 2020

European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF)

Exhibition Centre Cologne, Cologne, Germany



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness: Hybrid fitness
ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace More>>
  Tourism: Right to roam
Sweden is inviting everyone to come and stay – and indulge in a spot of wild camping. Jenny Kaiser from VisitSweden talks about the initiative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Disruption: Rule breakers
Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations More>>
  Talking Point: Cruise control
The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd