Rejected petition Reopen gyms in Wales

It’s common knowledge now that gyms are one of the few places that carry the lowest rates of infection at a mere 1.7%. Highly effective health and safety procedures are put in place and distancing is followed. Fitness will not only reduce the ever climbing rates of mental health issues and suicide rates but will also assist in keeping the country fit and healthy, mentally and physically, which is only an advantage to reducing the infection rates. Businesses and lives will be lost if we don’t act

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As stated on the NHS Public Health Wales website, “A 2011 joint report by the Chief Medical Officers of Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Irelandlink to an external website - opens in new window found that even relatively small increases in physical activity are linked with some protection against chronic diseases.
It also said that benefits from increasing physical activity could deliver cost savings for health a nd social care services, as well as improved productivity in the workplace, reduced congestion and pollution through active travel, and healthy development of children and young people.”
• 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.

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.

The Petitions Committee is already considering a petition on this issue:

The Committee has scheduled a Plenary debate on 13 January 2021 on petitions concerning access to facilities for sport and physical activity during lockdowns.

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