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Announcement on gym and spa reopening dates expected at 5.00pm today
POSTED 09 Jul 2020 . BY Liz Terry
Oliver Dowden is expected to announce the reopening schedule for gyms and spas at 5.00pm today Credit: DMCS
HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be made today at a one-off government press briefing by culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, at 5.00pm.

Watch the announcement live here:

***We'll keep you updated as the story breaks***
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Announcement on gym and spa reopening dates expected at 5.00pm today
POSTED 09 Jul 2020 . BY Liz Terry
Oliver Dowden is expected to announce the reopening schedule for gyms and spas at 5.00pm today Credit: DMCS
HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be made today at a one-off government press briefing by culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, at 5.00pm.

Watch the announcement live here:

***We'll keep you updated as the story breaks***
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