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Dubai issues guidelines for gym owners and customers amid COVID-19 crisis

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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Dubai Health Authority has issued guidelines and tips for gym owners and customers. 

The authorities have urged residents to follow official guidelines when it comes to the number of customer and ages allowed.

The gym owners have been told to regularly disinfect the area and equipment.

Tips for gym owners:

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They were told to provide ample santizers in the facility.

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Recently, Dubai Sports Council (DSC) have issued a list of guidelines for the return of sports activities in the emirate.

The Government of Dubai has issued a 15-point advisory through the DSC that will allow the return of sports activities to the emirate through the re-opening of sports facilities.

Tips for gym goers:

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The list of requirements has been vetted by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and the necessary precautionary measures in place for the protection of those re-starting sports activities in Dubai.

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Gymnasiums and fitness centres will be able to operate “at a maximum of 50 per cent of the facility’s normal capacity” and the added criteria of other normal protocols in place including social distancing, masks and use of sanitisers.

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Last month, Dr. Saif Juma Al Dhaheri, Spokesman of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), said all decisions related to modifying the timings of the National Disinfection Programme are taken following a holistic review of the current conditions.

“Sports practicing is allowed only from 6am till 8pm,” he said, noting that walking, jogging and cycling should be done only near one’s home for up to two hours with a maximum of three people together. While doing so they should take into full consideration all preventive measures, including social distancing and wearing masks.

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