GET SPA BUSINESS
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital editions of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines and the FREE weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
News   Features   Video    Products   Magazine   Handbook   Email sign up   Advertise  
NEWS
Leaked document shows how government is planning 4 July reopening for gyms and spas in England
POSTED 20 Jun 2020 . BY Liz Terry
Gym operators are hoping an announcement will come next week Credit: Shutterstock/Gil Cohen Magen
Journalists on The Times are reporting today that they’ve seen a leaked document confirming how the UK government will allow a range of leisure businesses in England, including gyms and spas, pubs and restaurants, to reopen on 4 July with social distancing and hygiene controls in place.

This comes as COVID-19 alert level drops from 4 to 3.

Early editions of the paper, released last night, reported that while pubs and restaurants would open on 4 July, gyms would not reopen 'until later in the year', however, by the morning, this position had changed for gyms and spas had been added to the list.

Operators are waiting for a date from government and also a steer on whether the social distancing guideline will drop from the current 2m to the WHO advisory of 1m.

ukactive has been lobbying with the hospitality and pub sectors in partnership with UK Hospitality and the British Independent Retailers Association, to highlight the dangers of delay in terms of lost jobs and businesses.

Here’s the excerpt from The Times concerning gyms and spas, HCM will keep reporting as the story unfolds:

Receptionists will use clickers to count people into gyms and swimming pools and booking systems will be put in place to prevent overcrowding.

Treadmills and weightlifting machines will be spaced out from one another and managers will enforce social distancing.

If the gym is in a hotel, guests will be asked to get changed in their own rooms rather than in changing rooms. In spas, there will be no more bowls of complimentary sweets between treatments — unless they have been individually wrapped — and hot drinks will only be available if served in disposable cups. Everyone will be required to wear overshoes.

Physiotherapists, masseurs, pedicurists and manicurists will all wear full protective gear.


Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Boris Johnson hints that social distancing measures might be reduced by 4 July


Boris Johnson has hinted that social distancing measures might be reduced by 4 July in some areas.
UK government hints at early July reopening for gyms


The UK government has given its clearest signal yet it may be about to announce gyms can reopen early in July.
MORE NEWS
Psychology professor trains Preidlhof’s therapists how to help guests recover from lockdown
Italian destination spa and hotel, Preidlhof, in South Tyrol, has reopened with new measures and offerings designed to address the guests’ needs and challenges following global lockdown.
Subtle Energies develops programmes to support emotional and physical recovery from lockdown
Ayurvedic product house, Subtle Energies, has developed two programmes for people coming out of isolation to help restore their bodies physically, mentally and emotionally.
Four Seasons Silicon Valley brings wellness refresh to guest rooms with Tonal wellbeing upgrade
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, US, is the world’s first hotel to feature Tonal, an intelligent in- room gym and personal trainer, for guests to use at their convenience.
Alberto Apostoli, Laszlo Puczko and Martin Goldman to speak at inaugural Medical Wellness Congress
Vladi Kovanic, founder of industry event, Forum HOTel&SPA, has announced the launch of a new medi-wellness event called The Medical Wellness Congress.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Water Soul: ocean-concious sustainable sun care
Comfort Zone, the Italian skin care brand of the Davines group, a certified B Corporation, has introduced three new products to Water Soul, its ocean-conscious sustainable sun care line. [more...]

BC SoftWear develops natural cotton and triple layer face masks for washing and reusing
Following a quick customer survey to establish demand, BC SoftWear pulled out all the stops to design and deliver a high quality and exceptional value face mask that their customers in the hotel, laundry and spa sectors could rely upon. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Sothys Paris

Founded in 1946, Sothys is owned by the Mas family. Chief executive Christian Mas oversees the com [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

An Overview of Zenoti Software
Zenoti takes care of every aspect of your business, so you can focus on what you love - helping people and changing lives. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

16-17 Jul 2020

APSWC Round Table 2020

Naman Resort, Da Nang, Vietnam
03-05 Aug 2020

World Fitness & Wellness Summit

Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA OPPORTUNITIES
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020
News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Leaked document shows how government is planning 4 July reopening for gyms and spas in England
POSTED 20 Jun 2020 . BY Liz Terry
Gym operators are hoping an announcement will come next week Credit: Shutterstock/Gil Cohen Magen
Journalists on The Times are reporting today that they’ve seen a leaked document confirming how the UK government will allow a range of leisure businesses in England, including gyms and spas, pubs and restaurants, to reopen on 4 July with social distancing and hygiene controls in place.

This comes as COVID-19 alert level drops from 4 to 3.

Early editions of the paper, released last night, reported that while pubs and restaurants would open on 4 July, gyms would not reopen 'until later in the year', however, by the morning, this position had changed for gyms and spas had been added to the list.

Operators are waiting for a date from government and also a steer on whether the social distancing guideline will drop from the current 2m to the WHO advisory of 1m.

ukactive has been lobbying with the hospitality and pub sectors in partnership with UK Hospitality and the British Independent Retailers Association, to highlight the dangers of delay in terms of lost jobs and businesses.

Here’s the excerpt from The Times concerning gyms and spas, HCM will keep reporting as the story unfolds:

Receptionists will use clickers to count people into gyms and swimming pools and booking systems will be put in place to prevent overcrowding.

Treadmills and weightlifting machines will be spaced out from one another and managers will enforce social distancing.

If the gym is in a hotel, guests will be asked to get changed in their own rooms rather than in changing rooms. In spas, there will be no more bowls of complimentary sweets between treatments — unless they have been individually wrapped — and hot drinks will only be available if served in disposable cups. Everyone will be required to wear overshoes.

Physiotherapists, masseurs, pedicurists and manicurists will all wear full protective gear.


Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Boris Johnson hints that social distancing measures might be reduced by 4 July


Boris Johnson has hinted that social distancing measures might be reduced by 4 July in some areas.
UK government hints at early July reopening for gyms


The UK government has given its clearest signal yet it may be about to announce gyms can reopen early in July.
MORE NEWS
Psychology professor trains Preidlhof’s therapists how to help guests recover from lockdown
Italian destination spa and hotel, Preidlhof, in South Tyrol, has reopened with new measures and offerings designed to address the guests’ needs and challenges following global lockdown.
Subtle Energies develops programmes to support emotional and physical recovery from lockdown
Ayurvedic product house, Subtle Energies, has developed two programmes for people coming out of isolation to help restore their bodies physically, mentally and emotionally.
Four Seasons Silicon Valley brings wellness refresh to guest rooms with Tonal wellbeing upgrade
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, US, is the world’s first hotel to feature Tonal, an intelligent in- room gym and personal trainer, for guests to use at their convenience.
Alberto Apostoli, Laszlo Puczko and Martin Goldman to speak at inaugural Medical Wellness Congress
Vladi Kovanic, founder of industry event, Forum HOTel&SPA, has announced the launch of a new medi-wellness event called The Medical Wellness Congress.
Jubilation as spas set to reopen in England and Scotland following gruelling lobbying campaign
England and Scotland have become the most recent countries to announce their spas will reopen, following a hard-fought campaign by industry associations, operators and the media.
Wild wellness: Beaverbrook Hotel and Spa develops nature-based wellness experiences
Luxury country house hotel, Beaverbrook Hotel and Spa, in Leatherhead, UK, has curated a series of wild wellness experiences to assist with both emotional and physical wellbeing following its reopening on 4 July.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Water Soul: ocean-concious sustainable sun care
Comfort Zone, the Italian skin care brand of the Davines group, a certified B Corporation, has introduced three new products to Water Soul, its ocean-conscious sustainable sun care line. [more...]

BC SoftWear develops natural cotton and triple layer face masks for washing and reusing
Following a quick customer survey to establish demand, BC SoftWear pulled out all the stops to design and deliver a high quality and exceptional value face mask that their customers in the hotel, laundry and spa sectors could rely upon. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Sothys Paris

Founded in 1946, Sothys is owned by the Mas family. Chief executive Christian Mas oversees the com [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

An Overview of Zenoti Software
Zenoti takes care of every aspect of your business, so you can focus on what you love - helping people and changing lives. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

16-17 Jul 2020

APSWC Round Table 2020

Naman Resort, Da Nang, Vietnam
03-05 Aug 2020

World Fitness & Wellness Summit

Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS