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Completed petition Keep gyms open and consider them as important as shops should another national lockdown take place.

If the Welsh Government has to make another national lockdown, gyms should be considered as important as shops in order to protect the nation’s health. They are a much less risk to Covid transmission than restaurants and pubs.

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- 22,000,000 (22 million) gym visits resulted in a mere 78 Covid cases
- Uk gyms showing just 0.35 cases per 100,000 visits

Gyms are still only showing 1.7% percent of cases, but they want to close us and keep restaurants open which have a higher rate of 9.6% cases

Male suicide is now at an all time high
Data published by the Office for National Statistics showed that in 2019 the suicide rate among men and boys was 16.9 deaths per 100 000, the highest since 2000 and slightly above the 2018 rate of 16.2 per 100 000. The suicide rate among women and girls was 5.3 deaths per 100 000 in 2019, up from 5.0 per 100 000 in 2018 and the highest since 2004. which discusses suicide, mental health and Covid.

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The Senedd debated this topic

This topic was debated on 13 January 2021

Watch the petition ‘Keep gyms open and consider them as important as shops should another national lockdown take place.’ being debated

The Senedd debated this petition in Plenary on 13 January 2021 as part of a debate on access to facilities for sport and physical activity during lockdowns.