From Friday, gyms in Phase 2 and 3 states are allowed to reopen

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Gyms in states under Phase Two and Three of the National Recovery Plan will be allowed to operate starting Friday (Sept 17) and only those who are fully vaccinated are allowed in, says Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker.

The Deputy Youth and Sports Minister said those operating gyms would need to adhere to existing Covid-19 standard operating procedure like observing physical distancing, wearing face masks and sanitising hands and equipment.

“Operators need to be fully vaccinated to open their premises,” he said in a press conference after opening a blood donation programme organised by non-governmental organisation Gopeng Youth at AEON Kinta City shopping mall here on Thursday (Sept 16).

“Gyms are also only open for fully-vaccinated people,” he said, adding that both outdoor and indoor sporting activities would also be allowed to resume.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu had last week appealed to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to allow gyms and outdoor sports facilities to reopen.

Ti said there would be some additional SOP for gyms and sports facility operators.

“There were some initial concerns by the Health Ministry about ventilation issues but this has been resolved,” he added. – Adapted from World of Buzz

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