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Interior Health gives the OK for gyms and fitness centres to reopen May 19

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May 15, 2020 - 10:28 AM

The Interior Health Authority has announced that gyms and fitness centres will reopen next week.

"An order by Interior Health’s chief medical health officer closing all fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities will be lifted on May 19," an Interior Health news release reads. The order was issued April 2 and will be rescinded in accordance with B.C.'s restart plan.

"This will allow these facilities to re-open as long as they can meet requirements to protect staff and clients against the spread of COVID-19," the release states. Any facility that wishes to reopen must develop a plan based on measures laid out by the provincial health officer.

Guidance for facility operators and for the public related to gyms and other fitness facilities is available on the Interior Health website here.

Facility operators may also contact their local Environmental Health Office. Additional guidance for facility operators will come from WorkSafeBC, Interior health said.

The public can ask further questions by calling the non-medical COVID-19 phone line at 1-888-COVID19 (268-4319).


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