OWNERS of gyms, pilates and yoga studios and indoor fitness centres in Cheshire West and Chester can find out more about how to operate safely at an online event.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is holding a webinar for the indoor fitness sector at 10.30am on April 22 to outline new legal requirements, as well as what to do if there is an outbreak of covid-19.
Gyms were permitted to reopen on April 12 and, subject to further easing of restrictions, indoor fitness classes can recommence on May 17.
Topics to be covered include the rules on face coverings, collecting customer contact details, social distancing and hygiene, as well as how to look after staff facilities, like break rooms or toilets, and advice on vehicle sharing.
There will also be information about what to do if a member of staff tests positive for covid-19 and a toolkit to help the employer through managing an outbreak, from employee testing and business contact tracing to self-isolation advice and information on financial support for people self-isolating.
Ian Ashworth, director of public…