A GYM will reopen this Saturday, some four months after closing at the start of lockdown.

Lesley Harper who has been the manager at Sanders Fitness in Droitwich for three years, said: "We've been running online classes six days a week during lockdown for members on Facebook Live and Zoom, which has proved popular but members really want to come back to the gym.

"When we reopen things will be very different.

"We are lucky as the gym is inside a converted barn so the two big doors will be open allowing great ventilation, which is important to keep people safe.

"Arrows markers are installed on the floor to keep the correct safe distance and we have a safety sign to tell people what they need to do.

"Some machines will be off limits for safety reasons as well.

"Our message is to keep hands clean, maintain social distance and use common sense - to come in, exercise and don't hand around talking as that would be unsafe.

"We need people to stick to this for the facility to stay open.

"Thank you to all my members for supporting us during this difficult period."

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The gym has been undergoing a refurbishment during closure, including redecoration, a new reception area as well as updated machinery.

In Worcester, gyms reopening on Saturday include Nuffield Health, Droitwich Road, Box Fitness, The Tything and Revolution Fitness, Tolladine Road.

The Government has said indoor gyms can reopen from Saturday, after an easing of lockdown restrictions.

The government has issued strict instructions for gyms, which include ‘regular deep cleans, plus a ‘restriction on how many people are allowed in at one time’.

Gyms have also been told to encourage visitors to arrive ‘wearing their sports clothes’ and to ‘shower at home if possible’. The reason behind the move is to limit the amount of time and usage of the on-site changing rooms.