The closing of the sports halls does not pass: “It is incomprehensible! “

Hard blow for the gyms. They must again close their doors for at least two weeks in large cities classified as “enhanced alert” and “maximum alert”, after the announcements of Minister of Health Olivier Véran Wednesday 23 September. A measure that arouses its share of incomprehension on the part of club owners and their members. A petition to say no to the closure of sports halls was launched this Thursday, September 24 on the site.

“This decision is unfounded and, beyond the cities directly concerned, seriously undermines an entire sector of activity”, reacted France Active, the employers’ organization representing companies of physical and sports activities in a press release. “Studies carried out in England (UKActive) and Spain (Vivagym Group) show that the contamination rate in sports clubs is less than 0.5 per 100,000 visits. It is no more dangerous to go to a sports club than to live in today’s environment. All customers have noticed the measures put in place, such as booking slots for access to the cardio-musculation platform, limiting the number of participants during group lessons, etc. ”

“We are arbitrarily punished”

“We are trying to understand this decision, which is, at this stage, incomprehensible”, adds to the “Journal de Saône-et-Loire” Philippe Herbette, CEO of the Fitness Park group. “I can understand

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