GYMS and spas have been open since July and the latest set of coronavirus guidelines have raised questions about how they will be affected.

Here are some of the rules surrounding gyms and spas.

Do I have to wear a mask?

It is not mandatory to wear a mask at the gym, according to government guidelines. However, it is worth checking with your local gym to see if they have any specific requirements.

You may be asked to wear a mask at a spa or other protective clothing in areas where it’s difficult to avoid other guests.

What are some of the measures in place at the gym to keep me safe?

Equipment at the gym may be more spaced out to allow for social distancing. The number of people using facilities at one time will be limited – timed booking systems may be introduced. Class sizes will be reduced, enhanced cleaning will be implemented, and hand sanitiser will be provided.

Customers at gyms and spas are being asked to avoid using changing rooms and shower at home wherever possible.

What kind of treatments can I book at a spa?

There are a host of treatments that are now allowed to take place at spas. These include facials, eyebrow waxing, eyelash tinting, bikini-waxing, body massages, pedicures, and manicures.

What facilities will I be able to use at a spa?

Gyms are allowed to reopen as well as indoor swimming pools. The government says that saunas and steam rooms should remain closed for the time being.

Jacuzzis, whirlpools, and hydrotherapy pools can also reopen with social distancing in place.