After a long wait of seven months The Maharashtra Government on October 17 finally allowed gymnasiums and fitness centres in the state to start functioning from Dussehra, which falls on October 25 onwards.
However, in a virtual meeting with representatives of gyms and fitness centres, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said group activities like zumba and yoga and steam and sauna facilities won’t be allowed.
Gymnasiums and fitness centres are for the welfare of citizens, so care should be taken to ensure that there is no virus spread. The SoPs should be strictly followed, the Maharashtra Chief Minister said.
Thackeray also said that safety measures, including disinfecting premises at hourly interval, physical distancing, sanitisation and use of masks is mandatory, adding that health checks of trainers and staff should be done on a regular basis.