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Combating coronavirus: Gyms, billiards centres, yoga joints to reopen in Abu Dhabi

Staff Reporter /Abu Dhabi Filed on June 28, 2020 | Last updated on June 28, 2020 at 06.07 am
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Showers, saunas, changing rooms and prayer rooms will remain closed.

Gyms in Abu Dhabi can operate for 24 hours from July 1, provided patrons and staff adhere to guidelines and precautionary measures to spread the curb of Covid-19.

The Abu Dhabi Media Office announced on Saturday that this marks the second phase of resumption of individual indoor sporting activities. Other sporting activities that may resume include fitness, body building, billiards and snooker, yoga and bowling centres.

"Guidelines for trainers and technical staff include undergoing Covid-19 testing before resuming activities, wearing masks and gloves at all times and changing them frequently," the media office tweeted.

Facilities must have soaps, hand sanitisers and gel for hand washing. Showers, saunas, changing rooms and prayer rooms will remain closed.

"A room must be designated to isolate suspected cases, and thermal checkup devices must be installed at entrances," the media office said.

Staff must also sterilise sports equipment before use and every hour; maintain physical distancing; and sterilise surfaces every two hours.

"Guidelines for those going to these facilities include undergoing thermal checkups before and during training sessions, wearing face masks and hand gloves at all times and changing them frequently. They must also observe physical distancing (at least 2 metres), carry personal hygiene kits, and train individually except for during group training sessions." 

Staff Reporter

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