Although Public Health England has not offered specific advice about avoiding the gym, it seems an obvious place to stay away from as UK Chief Medical Officers raised the risk from moderate to high.
But a viral video that was viewed more than 1 million times on Twitter posted by Firas Maksad — an adjunct professor at George Washington University in Washington D.C. — shows him pour soap on the floor for an “at-home gym” experience.
Yes, that's right, *soap on the floor* is being substituted for a *treadmill*.
We live in truly ridiculous times...
No more gym. Just this every morning
#QuarantineLife #coronapocolypse #coronavirus https://t.co/dpfczRCE0B
If you're concerned about exercising, a number of gym chains in the UK have introduced new policies to reassure members of their safety.
PureGym, for example, published a notice on its website informing customers that it has “increased the level of cleaning and hygiene” in all gyms, including ensuring all hand sanitisers and soap dispensers are filled.
Along with a number of other gym and workout accounts, PureGym also posted at home workouts on Instagram.