Reopening gyms quickly ‘vital for mental health’
The reopening of gyms and leisure centres are top of the list of priorities for reopening when lockdown is eased amid concerns about mental health, a minister has said.
They were among the last businesses to open their doors following the first lockdown last year.
Mental Health Minister Eluned Morgan said she was concerned by the impact of the closure on mental health.
But, a Welsh Government advisory group has said the risk of “superspreading” in gyms is too high.
Wales is set to remain under level four “stay home” restrictions – the highest level of measures – for at least another three weeks.
The Welsh government has not hinted when measures could be eased but say reopening schools is the main priority.
A number of gym owners had called for fitness facilities to be classed as “essential services” saying they were important for physical and mental health.
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