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HK’s fitness industry urge trainers to get vaccinated

HK’s fitness industry urge trainers to get vaccinated

In order to restore the public’s confidence in Hong Kong’s fitness centers, personal trainers and fitness instructors were urged to get the Covid jabs to protect customers and themselves, said Rex Wong Hiu-shan, chairman of the Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union.
Wong said over half of the 700 members of the union had made their appointments to get the jab in the coming two weeks.

“The outbreak at Ursus Fitness should be treated as an isolated case. The industry is willing and has been working hard to follow all anti-epidemic measures and have staffers tested once every two weeks,” stressed Wong.

He added that the industry is also willing to have staffers tested more frequently from once every two weeks to once every week.

Meanwhile, wholesale and retail sector lawmaker Peter Shiu Ka-fai said it would be unfair for every fitness center in the territory to cease operation just to prevent another outbreak.

“They [fitness industry] have been ordered to close for almost half a year, most of them are under tremendous stress and pressure to keep their business afloat,” said Shiu.

He claimed that if personal trainers and fitness instructors are to get the Covid jabs, it would hugely reduce the infection risk.

Shiu called on the government not to roll out another one-size-fits-all solution, having all fitness centers closing their doors, which this time, their doors may be shut for good.
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