SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020 – Commencing on July 1, indoor sports facilities in Abu Dhabi will now be open to the public, as announced by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) pursuant to the second phase of reopening the emirate’s sports facilities. The second stage includes new protocols for sports facilities, technical staff, players, and practitioners, following the implementation of the first phase. All sports activities shall be carried out in cooperation with the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi, the Urban Planning Department, the Municipalities and the Abu Dhabi Media Office.
The venues that shall be reopened include gymnasiums. All gym-goers, trainers and technical staff must comply with the current protocols and other health-related precautionary measures. The gyms will be allowed to accommodate up to 40 percent capacity but can operate 24 hours and 7 days a week. Individuals aged 12 to 60 years can be granted entry to the said facilities.
The following guidelines that shall be complied with include:
- Undergoing thermal check-ups before and during training sessions
- Wearing facemasks and hand gloves at all times, and changing them frequently
- Observing physical distancing of at least two metres
- Carrying personal hygiene kits
- Training solo as much as possible, with the exception for group training sessions
The above-mentioned guidelines apply to:
- Fitness centres for men and women
- Bodybuilding centres
- Billiards and snooker halls
- Yoga centres
- Bowling clubs
The ADSC aims to develop sport and youth activities, pursuant to the vision of the leadership of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The ADSC promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents, and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.