P-05-986 Allow small gyms and personal training spaces to open sooner during COVID restrictions



P-05-986 Allow small gyms and personal training spaces to open sooner during COVID restrictions


This petition was submitted by Andrew Starling having collected a total of 3,181 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

Small gyms or personal training spaces, such as Crossfit gyms, can control members distancing and cleaning better than larger commercial gyms. I propose a safe system of work with 16 square metres (4 by 4) per client, with no movement within the gym out of that space. Thorough cleaning of used equipment and floor space and sufficient downtime between sessions. Temperature checks on arrival. Alternatively, training sessions to be conducted outdoors (such as is already happening in England)


Additional Information:

With current restrictions being lifted and non essential retail and fast food outlets being allowed to open, we as a business invested in the health industry believe it is of far greater good and far lower risk to open this model of gyms than those businesses mentioned above. We are an obvious benefit to overall health as opposed to a detriment, which fast food chains are.




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


The Committee considered the petition alongside P-05-981 Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen 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, 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

  • Llanelli
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 13/07/2020