Coronavirus: Major local gyms shut doors

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Some of the major local gyms have shut their doors as part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Space Gym on Croal Street, Georgetown, closed on Friday for 12 days, noting that all membership and subscription fees already paid will be frozen until the gym is re-opened.

The Gym said in a release: “At this time, we estimate that the gym will remain closed for at least 12 days. Please note that all membership/subscription fees already paid will be frozen as at March 20th, and will resume when the Gym re-opens. We urge the Space Gym family to take all necessary precautions to protect themselves during this difficult time, and to stay safe. We will share any changes to the closure schedule via social media platforms.”

Buddy’s Gym on Sheriff Street also closed off on Friday and that closure will run until March 30, while Fitness Paradise in Queenstown has been closed since Wednesday and they will re-open on March 30.

Buddy’s Gym, in a Facebook post, urged its members to exercise care at this time: “The only way to stop this virus is for every citizen to play their part. That means maintaining social distancing and following the protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation.”

Fitness53 at Providence, East Bank Demerara, is also taking steps to safeguard its members. The gym will close off from tomorrow for a period of 14 days.

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