If you're thinking of going back to the gym, it's important to know all the rules put in place to keep you safe as you work out.
Following the announcement that gyms and fitness centres would reopen, Dubai Sports Council revealed more details about the resumption of sports and fitness activities in the emirate:
Facilities can accommodate up to 50 per cent of their capacity.
Everyone must practice physical distancing by a minimum of two metres.
All players/visitors/members must wear a face mask at all times and while engaged in light or moderate physical activity, but can be lowered/removed while engaged in strenuous physical exercise.
Under 12s and over 60s are still not allowed to return to gyms and yoga studios.
Temperature checks are a must. Those with temperatures over 37.5 C will not be allowed to enter.
Those resuming physical activities do NOT need a COVID-19 test certificate.
The new announcement excludes indoor swimming and all swimming pools.
Shower cabins, saunas and Jacuzzis are not allowed. Bathrooms can be used, and must be sterilised after each use.
Frequently used equipment that are used or touched by members must be cleaned. Floors and equipment must always be cleaned after each use.
Sports facilities and all tools, equipment, and means of transportation shall be sanitised through a Dubai Municipality-certified company. A permanent sanitisation program shall be put in place, and sanitisers shall be provided in the necessary areas in the establishment.