Personal trainer at Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird Pure Gym tests positive for Covid as bosses say there is ‘no evidence’ of transmission in gym

A personal trainer at Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird Pure Gym has tested positive for coronavirus - but gym bosses have assured members there is no evidence for transmission at the complex and that strict protocols are in place.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 4:17 pm

The gym was notified of the positive case on Wednesday and the person is recovering well and self-isolating at home for 14 days.

A Pure Gym spokesperson said: “Since reopening in August we have had in total four members and one member of staff notifying us of a positive Covid-19 test and 84,000 member visits.

“There is no evidence that these individuals who tested positive caught or transmitted Covid-19 in the gym, which operates strict Covid-19 protocols including social distancing and enhanced cleaning and hygiene regime.”

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Strict Covid measures have been put in place at the gyms. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
Strict Covid measures have been put in place at the gyms. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

It is not for Pure Gym to decide if any staff or members who have been near a positive case should have to self-isolate - this is down to NHS Track and Trace.

Strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place at the facility and fresh air is regularly pumped into the building to maintain air flow, reducing the viral load.

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Strict hygiene and social distancing measures have been put in place at Pure Gyms. Pic: Lisa ferguson

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