David Lloyd: Gym owner urges Scottish Government to keep facilities open as lockdown restrictions tighten

A prominent gym owner has urged the government to keep their facilities open as new lockdown restrictions are on the horizon.

David Lloyd Leisure operates eight health and fitness facilities in Scotland that have around 40,000 members.

They are asking that the Scottish Government recognise gyms as essential and say that data shows that Covid cases in gyms are very low.

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David Lloyd are urging the government to keep gyms open.

Michelle Chambers-Cran, Regional Manager, David Lloyd Leisure said: “It is vitally important to the wellbeing of the Scottish people that gyms and health clubs are regarded as an essential facility and allowed to remain open.

"As we approach winter, overall wellbeing is more important than ever, and physical fitness is proven to be vital in strengthening the immune system, protecting people from Covid-19 and illnesses generally."

Gyms were reopened in August as restrictions were lifted.

Nicola Sturgeon is set to make an announcement on Wednesday on new restrictions.

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