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MetiNews.Com - Owner Matty Hudd says the government needs to provide UK gyms with more guidance
Breaking News ! A gym owner in Bristol is urging the government to provide more information on when and how the sector can reopen. Matty Hudd runs Trojan Fitness on Liberty Lane in Ashton, which is currently closed in line with government guidelines. He has spent weeks transforming the gym to make sure it is safe for users when restrictions are lifted. UK pubs are allowed to reopen on Saturday, July 4, but gyms are still shut, along with beauty salons and tattoo parlours. “I do understand why gyms can't open - there are clearly scientific reasons behind that - but gym owners, especially independent ones, really need some guidance,” he said. Today's top stories 'Brawl' in Castle Park Builder dies in freak accident Fight breaks out near IKEA Call to rename two more buildings Matty says the government grant his business received at the start of the pandemic was a “real life-line” but now it feels like the sector “has been forgotten”. “Gyms need a date to work towards and to know how many people we can let in,” he said. “It’s been really tough and gym owners still don’t know what’s happening.” Matty said when the UK went into lockdown Trojan offered people the chance to freeze their membership but only a handful did. “We are just so incredibly thankful to all [those people] for their support throughout the crisis, because without them we wouldn’t have survived,” he said. Trojan Fitness in Bristol (Image: Trojan Fitness) Trojan has only had to furlough one member of staff during the pandemic and income from members has been reinvested into the business.
. There are 83 grids of approximately two-metres-squared and only one person will be allowed in each one at a time. Matty says he has also closed the changing rooms, added signs, put cleaning timetables in place and set up hand sanitising stations.
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His staff have also done an online course to learn about Covid-19 hygiene and will wear masks. They will also change their gloves after each check in. He said: “The safety of users is of the utmost importance to us and we are doing everything we can to protect people and make it a safe experience.” He added: “We are just so in the dark at the moment. The government saved us at the start of the pandemic but I would like to speak for all independent gyms out there when I ask for more guidance.
“We are a family-run gym, and we are very close to our members, and they have helped us survive. "But we need the government to provide us with a timeline now.”
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