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Petition calls for gyms in the Highlands and the rest of Scotland to be reopened in line with England following coronavirus lockdown

By Ian Duncan

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An Inverness gym owner is hoping he will be able to reopen his business on Monday, August 10, in line with other businesses as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are further eased.

Gym 300 has urged residents to sign a petition calling for Scottish gyms to be reopened like they are now allowed to in England.

Tom Ashmole, who runs the Carsegate Road North business, said he could not understand why no Scottish announcement had yet been made.

He said: "Our members have supported us throughout the lockdown. In my opinion it's become a joke that these places haven't opened."

Gym 300 owners Nicola and Tom Ashmole.
Gym 300 owners Nicola and Tom Ashmole.

Mr Ashmole said they could safely accommodate around 50 people and there was no evidence that you were more likely to catch the virus at a gym than at a supermarket or bar.

He said: "We are in the business of getting people fit and healthy and if you are fit and healthy you are more likely to survive it because you are fit and healthy."

To sign the petition click here.

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