When can gyms reopen? Oliver Dowden makes announcement over latest easing of lockdown measures

The Culture Secretary has announced that gyms can reopen from 25 July.

Addressing the public during the Downing Street government briefing, Oliver Dowden said "people will no longer have to work out in the park or on their living room floor, they will be able to get back into their gyms and jump on a spin bike or a treadmill for the first time in months."

Setting out the guidelines for gyms, Mr Dowden explained that a booking system will be in place in gyms as well as reduced class sizes and there will be "enhanced cleaning throughout."

He urged people to "follow the guidance sensibly and safely."

Mr Dowden went on to add that gym-goers will not need to wear face coverings when they visit the gym.

"We have not taken the decision to require the wearing of face masks in respect of gyms," Oliver Dowden said.

Along with indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities can also open.

Beauticians, spas, tattooists, and tanning salons will be allowed to open from Monday 13 July.

He said: “Having allowed hairdressers to reopen, beauticians, tattooists, spas, tanning salons and other close contact services can now do the same, I’m pleased to say, from Monday.

“Of course that will be subject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services," he added.

During the press conference, Mr Dowden also said that outdoor theatres could reopen from Saturday 11 July.

"As of this weekend, our artists, musicians and dancers can start performing outside to outdoor audiences...Normal life is slowly returning," he added.