Is this the new standard for gyms? People run on treadmills behind screens in Hong Kong
- Video shows plastic screens set up in gyms in Hong Kong to stop COVID-19
- Anyone going to train should follow an extensive range of health protocols
- Temperature checks and health certificates are also required in the Asian city
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Going back to the gym when the blockage of the coronavirus is lifted can look very different if Australia follows similar protocols to Hong Kong.
The densely populated financial hub has introduced a series of measures that are likely to make a session in the gym a lot more clinical.
If you want to sweat in the Asian city, you must now fill in a health declaration before undergoing a temperature check.
They should also use hand sanitizer, wipe their machines with disinfectant, avoid water fountains, use alcohol wipes on their phone, and keep social distance at all times.
Gyms in Hong Kong have also introduced plastic screens between exercise equipment to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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Plastic screens have been placed between the treadmills to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Hong Kong
The populous Asian city has also introduced strict health protocols for anyone hoping to sweat, including temperature controls and health statements
The Australian government ordered the closure of sports clubs and gyms on March 23 to combat the increasing number of infections
But earlier in May, when the coronavirus curve declined significantly, Scott Morrison unveiled a three-step guide to reopening companies that had been shut down by the pandemic.
In phase two of the prime minister’s roadmap, back to normality, meetings of twenty are allowed with cinemas, beauty salons, amusement parks, cinemas, galleries and gyms that may be reopened.
While state governments have the final say on when fitness centers can open their doors, gyms are expected to reopen in June.
With much of the industry decimated in the past two months, the industry’s best body, Fitness Australia, believes gyms are now ready to reopen.
“We’ve worked closely with health authorities and state governments to figure out how to partially and then completely reopen,” said CEO Barrie Elvish. The Australian Financial Review.
“Gyms are shrouded in other retail groups like cafes and restaurants … but most gyms work with electronic access so we can track who’s in and who’s at what time. ‘
Elvish said gym owners in Australia are exploring all options to make workouts safer, including how to turn off bubblers, turn off air conditioning, oblige members to wear face masks, clean the equipment six times a day, and turn off every second machine to ensure social distance is followed.
“We have to take everyone’s safety into account. The last thing I want is for someone to get sick on my watch, ”he said.
A Fitness First member is shown undergoing a temperature check before going to the gym in Hong Kong