Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have announced that their sports facilities will reopen in time for the new term.
All NTU Sport facilities were shut due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions in March.
However, after months of planning, NTU have announced that their on-campus sports centres on City and Clifton campus will reopen on September 1.
New rules have been put in place to protect students and members of the public from the risk of infection.
Students are being asked to not enter the buildings if they have any symptoms of the virus, including a high temperature, a continuous cough or are feeling generally unwell.
Inside the centres, new precautions are being taken, for example hand sanitizing stations and anti-bacterial wipes for use on weights and machines after use.
Visitors are also being asked to minimise the use of changing rooms and showers, and where possible being asked to come in their gym kit and shower at home.
The changing facilities will no longer be available for all activities due to the new rules put in place.
Users of the sports facilities will also need to book their place in advance via the NTU Sport app due to decreased capacity and class sizes.
There will also be a one-way system in place with extra signs throughout the buildings on the new rules and restrictions in place.
You can find out more about the new rules put in place here.
By Faith Pring
Feature image credit: NTU Sport