Oman issues guidelines for gyms in Muscat

Muscat Municipality has issued a statement on Gym health and safety. Muscat Municipality affirms compliance with the preventive requirements and procedures for men and women fitness halls.

“Preventive measures and requirements include:

  1. Managing Attendance (capacity will not exceed 50 per cent)
  2. Spreading out fitness equipment (2 metres social distance)
  3. Routinely clean and disinfect all areas, shared electronic equipment, machinery and tools (70 percent alcohol-based disinfectant)
  4. Clean and disinfect restrooms, locker, changing rooms, etc.
  5. Identify the waiting queue (before and after each use of each equipment, considering the physical distance for equipment layout and activities)
  6. Prevent any use of Gym whirlpools, swimming pool, saunas, etc.

Customers should exercise the following precautions:

  1. Wear face covering before entering facility and during exercise, put it around your neck while running or doing aerobics sports only, to allow for conformable breathing.
  2. Bring your own towel and wipe away any sweat before it falls on surfaces.
  3. Wear and disinfect special sports gloves before and after using equipment.
  4. Stay 2 metres apart from each other and avoid unnecessary talk.
  5. Avoid high exertion sports as much as possible.
  6. Bring your own water bottle
  7. Restrict moving between equipment or facilities inside.


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