P-05-981 Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen



P-05-981 Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen


This petition was submitted by Kirsty Stevenson having collected a total of 964 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

The goal is to get the government to rethink their decision to close gyms and leisure centres, and to come to an agreement to reopen them. Many people utilise such facilities for mental health and wellbeing purposes and it would be beneficial to reopen in a controlled manner.


Additional Information:

There are processes that can be put in place to ensure distancing and hygiene policies are adhered to, and can be done in a safer and more manageable way than current shops that are open and most certainly more manageable than the ‘non essential’ shops’ that are being considered.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/09/2020.


The Committee considered the petition alongside P-05-986 Allow small gyms and personal training spaces to open sooner during COVID restrictions and agreed that, as indoor gyms have now been allowed to reopen and the Deputy Minister has provided information about the scientific advice used to inform decisions, agreed to close the petitions.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/07/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Pontypridd
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 02/07/2020