Centre issues guidelines for reopening of gyms

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) | Publish Date: 8/3/2020 9:48:59 AM IST

From maintaining a distance of six feet, using visor rather than mask, following respiratory etiquette, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday issued guidelines for re-opening of gyms and yoga centres.

Yoga institutes and gymnasiums are slated to open from August 5. The guidelines aim to minimize possible physical contacts between staff, members and visitors and maintain social distancing, other preventive measures.
According to the guidelines, those above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of ten years are advised not to use gyms in closed spaces. “Spas, Sauna, Steam Bath and Swimming Pool shall remain closed,” the guidelines stated. 
Those visiting Yoga institutes and gymnasiums are advised to use face covers or masks at all times within the premises. 
People have also been asked to maintain a minimum distance of six feet, practice hand washing with soap, use hand sanitizers, follow respiratory etiquettes, avoid spitting and use Aarogya Setu application.

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