Covid-19: saunas and steam rooms in England can reopen on May 17

UPDATE: saunas and steam rooms in spas in England can officially reopen on May 17 as the Government moves forward with phase three of its coronavirus roadmap. 

There are also some other updates to the guidelines for close contact services, which come into force on May 17, including being able to provide reading materials, such as newspapers and magazines, in client waiting areas, and being able to provide refreshments in line with the guidance for restaurants, pubs, and bars. 

Check out the updated Government guidance updated for close contact services in England.

The guideines for sauna and steam rooms:

For spas to operate these facilities in a Covid-19-secure way, the following rules for saunas, steam rooms and thermal facilities must be followed:

The full protocols for guidance around Covid-19-secure use of saunas, steam rooms and all thermal facilities have been published in the DCMS guidance for Sports and Gym Leisure Facilities, not in the Close Contact Services Guidance.  

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