Outside of Auckland, gym owners breathed a sigh of relief when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that they would be allowed to reopen. Most of the country has gone down to level 2. on Wednesday.
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There were public health experts. Advocating the adoption of “Level 2 Plus”Under which the gym and bar will be closed to avoid the danger of super spreader event.
Instead, the government allowed such places to open with strict restrictions.
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While the 50-person indoor hospitality limit does not apply to pools, gyms and other recreational facilities, they must ensure that customers are kept at a distance of two meters and wear masks when not exercising.
Under Level 2 last year, the distance between clients was 1.5 meters and masks were not required.
Council-owned facilities will have a maximum number of people by default depending on the size of the facility.
Privately owned spaces will either have a pre-determined maximum number, or observe to determine if the space is overcrowded.
Some places will have a booking system to control the numbers, while some will remove people once they reach capacity.
Customers will need to wear a mask when they arrive at the changing rooms, toilets and cafe areas, but will be able to take it off when they exercise. The staff will wear a mask at all times.
Exercise New Zealand chief executive Richard Bedi said gym owners outside Auckland were happy to be able to reopen on Wednesday.
Implementing a two-meter distance between customers would be a challenge, but they were 100% behind.
“I would prefer not to wear a mask and not in distance and in line, but if the alternative is closing, I will take it any day.”
“Maybe there are still some gyms left,” he said. Wages need subsidiesEspecially small operators.
One of them was Blair Bowman, owner of Total Fitness in Christchurch.
He said he was looking forward to seeing members back, but maintaining a two-meter distance between customers would be a challenge in a small gym, and would result in “substantial financial losses”.
Sifton Priestley, managing director of Rebellion Bouldering Gym, said the Climbing Center plans to operate at Level 2 based on the guidance available on Tuesday.
The Rebellion’s website will show how much space Christchurch had at one time or another, so people can decide whether to visit or not. Staff will determine competency based on observation, and members will be given priority.
They will also ensure rules for two-meter distances between climbers.
Brett Sutton, head of club operations at Les Mills, said the gym industry would operate in accordance with NZ protocol.
Consumers will need to wear a mask at all times except for exercise.
Les Mills will not ask members to book in advance to come to the Level 2 gym, but will need to book for classes.
“We will arrange more popular times on a first-come, first-served basis,” he said.
He said the distances for group fitness classes would be two meters and there would be a limit of 100 people in each room.
Christchurch City Council pools and leisure centers are set to reopen on Thursday with low capacity to ensure a distance of two meters. No booking required.
Organized sports groups can operate under a 50-person cap, Nigel Cox said.
Sleep and steam rooms will be closed, and inflatables and hydrotherapy equipment will not be available.
Christchurch’s Poona Temwana hot polls will remain closed until September 20.
Booking is required for group fitness classes but not for attending fitness centers.
Wellington City Council reopens most of its facilities on Thursday, including all the council libraries and pools, as well as the main pools at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Center and Keith Spree Pools, which are under maintenance.
Playgrounds, walking tracks and playgrounds will remain open, while the Toy Penke Arts Center will be open to residents and the public from Thursday, and the gallery exhibition will open on Friday.
Most community centers and public toilets will reopen during the week.
Pooria City Council facilities will reopen on Wednesday. T Rupraha Arena and Arena Fitness are open with limited numbers from a distance, but no events will be held.
The Arena and Canon Creek Pool will also be open to all council libraries and the PTC Art + Museum. Playgrounds, skate parks, courts, turf, playgrounds and mountain bike tracks are open.
Hit City Council facilities will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and the pool will reopen Thursday afternoon.
The council’s administration building, libraries, detention center, Dow Art Museum, Little Theater, and Python Settlers Museum will remain open, with some restrictions on numbers to allow for physical distance.
A limited number of entertainment and sports centers will remain open. All parks, playgrounds and trails will be open.
Lower Hut Mayor Campbell Berry said: “There will be adequate health and safety measures, and we will need people. [ages 12 and over] Scan using the Quad Tracer app and wear masks in public places.