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Bermondsey’s Muscle Bull Gym reopens

Bermondsey’s Muscle Bull Gym is reopening its indoor areas on April 12 after allowing people to work out outside from March 29, writes Kit Heren…

The member-only gym, in Gedling Place near Maltby Street, says it is looking to be ultra-cautious and go beyond government safety guidelines for reopening.

Covid-19 restrictions for safe reopening mean that gyms must have 100 square feet per person in the facility, which would give Muscle Bull room for 41. The gym has chosen to cut this further to just 30, it said on a notice on its website.

Some 15 people will be allowed to book each time slot, with the aim of cutting queues. Muscle Bull said this meant numbers in the gym would rarely reach 30 anyway.

Gym staff have spaced out equipment and are asking customers to keep to the two-metre social distancing rule.

Other safety measures include ventilation systems that mean air is not recirculated in the building, regular cleaning, and signs and posters to help people keep to the rules. Changing rooms are shut so customers have to come to the gym in their training kit.

Outdoor space at the gym has been open since March 29, in line with government rules.


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