The Tamil Nadu government has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for reopening the gyms in Tamil Nadu from August 10. The SOP issues strict guidelines and prevents vulnerable groups from visiting the gym.
The elderly, above the age group of 50 years, persons with comorbidities, pregnant ladies and children below 15 years are not allowed to use the gym.
Among the most notable developments, the government has allowed air conditioners set at 24°-30° with the relative humidity in the range of 40-70% at facilities.
Other key protocols include not allowing pregnant women and children below the age of 15 to make use of the facilities.
The administration must limit the number of people in the gym and members, trainers and other staff must maintain a distance of minimum of 6ft from one another. The equipment too must be placed 6 feet apart.
According to the standard operating procedure issued by the Tamil Nadu government, the gymnasiums in the containment zones should remain closed and only gyms in non-commitment zones are permitted to function.
The gym users should ensure 6 feet physical distance during practice and everyone using the gym, including instructors, should use face masks mandatorily at all times and are permitted to use face shields during the time of exercising.