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In Pictures: Back to the grind as gyms and swimming pools reopen

Strict hygiene and social distancing measures are in place in gyms and swimming pools.

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People work out at the PureGym in Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)

People work out at the PureGym in Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)

People work out at the PureGym in Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)

Indoor gyms, swimming pools and other sports facilities are reopening across England as part of the latest easing of coronavirus lockdown measures.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced earlier this month that facilities would be able to reopen from July 25, with strict hygiene and social distancing, after a four-month closure.

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Working out at a David Lloyd gym in Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA)

Working out at a David Lloyd gym in Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Working out at a David Lloyd gym in Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Frequent cleaning is a must (Joe Giddens/PA)

Frequent cleaning is a must (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Frequent cleaning is a must (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Tom Davies exercising at Wellington Boxing Academy in Telford (Nick Potts/PA)

Tom Davies exercising at Wellington Boxing Academy in Telford (Nick Potts/PA)

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Tom Davies exercising at Wellington Boxing Academy in Telford (Nick Potts/PA)

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Aerialists Ruby Wain (right) and Catherine Ryan practice their skills on ribbons and hoops at Flying Fantastic in Southwark, London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Aerialists Ruby Wain (right) and Catherine Ryan practice their skills on ribbons and hoops at Flying Fantastic in Southwark, London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Aerialists Ruby Wain (right) and Catherine Ryan practice their skills on ribbons and hoops at Flying Fantastic in Southwark, London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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The daredevils returned to ribbons (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The daredevils returned to ribbons (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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The daredevils returned to ribbons (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Gym members exercise at Ultimate Fitness Gym in Birmingham (Morgan Harlow/PA)

Gym members exercise at Ultimate Fitness Gym in Birmingham (Morgan Harlow/PA)

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Gym members exercise at Ultimate Fitness Gym in Birmingham (Morgan Harlow/PA)

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Gym members are seen sanitising their hands between reps (Morgan Harlow/PA)

Gym members are seen sanitising their hands between reps (Morgan Harlow/PA)

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Gym members are seen sanitising their hands between reps (Morgan Harlow/PA)

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Users are urged to wipe down equipment (Joe Giddens/PA)

Users are urged to wipe down equipment (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Users are urged to wipe down equipment (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Back on the treadmill – at a safe distance from others (Joe Giddens/PA)

Back on the treadmill – at a safe distance from others (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Back on the treadmill – at a safe distance from others (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Good to be back – gym members exercise at Blitz CrossFit in Twickenham (John Walton/PA)

Good to be back – gym members exercise at Blitz CrossFit in Twickenham (John Walton/PA)

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Good to be back – gym members exercise at Blitz CrossFit in Twickenham (John Walton/PA)

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The reopening of gyms comes as the Government prepares to launch a new strategy to tackle obesity (John Walton/PA)

The reopening of gyms comes as the Government prepares to launch a new strategy to tackle obesity (John Walton/PA)

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The reopening of gyms comes as the Government prepares to launch a new strategy to tackle obesity (John Walton/PA)

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A gym member uses the cleaning station at PureGym in Leamington Spa (Jacob King/PA)

A gym member uses the cleaning station at PureGym in Leamington Spa (Jacob King/PA)

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A gym member uses the cleaning station at PureGym in Leamington Spa (Jacob King/PA)

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Social distancing at PureGym (Jacob King/PA)

Social distancing at PureGym (Jacob King/PA)

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Social distancing at PureGym (Jacob King/PA)

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Heavy lifting at PureGym (Jacob King/PA)

Heavy lifting at PureGym (Jacob King/PA)

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Heavy lifting at PureGym (Jacob King/PA)

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General manager Tori Waight cleans a treadmill at DW Fitness First in Basingstoke (Andrew Matthews/PA)

General manager Tori Waight cleans a treadmill at DW Fitness First in Basingstoke (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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General manager Tori Waight cleans a treadmill at DW Fitness First in Basingstoke (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Advice to members at DW Fitness First in Basingstoke (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Advice to members at DW Fitness First in Basingstoke (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Advice to members at DW Fitness First in Basingstoke (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Temperature checks are being carried out at Nuffield Health Sunbury (John Walton/PA)

Temperature checks are being carried out at Nuffield Health Sunbury (John Walton/PA)

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Temperature checks are being carried out at Nuffield Health Sunbury (John Walton/PA)

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Packing a (socially distanced) punch at Bodyshots boxing gym in Dartford, London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Packing a (socially distanced) punch at Bodyshots boxing gym in Dartford, London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Packing a (socially distanced) punch at Bodyshots boxing gym in Dartford, London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Pete Stanhope coaches Harry Fullagar at Bodyshots boxing gym (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Pete Stanhope coaches Harry Fullagar at Bodyshots boxing gym (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Pete Stanhope coaches Harry Fullagar at Bodyshots boxing gym (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Scaling the walls at The Castle Climbing Centre, near Finsbury Park in north London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Scaling the walls at The Castle Climbing Centre, near Finsbury Park in north London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Scaling the walls at The Castle Climbing Centre, near Finsbury Park in north London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Harry Fiaz exercising at Wellington Boxing Academy in Telford (Nick Potts/PA)

Harry Fiaz exercising at Wellington Boxing Academy in Telford (Nick Potts/PA)

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Harry Fiaz exercising at Wellington Boxing Academy in Telford (Nick Potts/PA)

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Meanwhile, cleaning was under way at the London Aquatic Centre, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Meanwhile, cleaning was under way at the London Aquatic Centre, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Meanwhile, cleaning was under way at the London Aquatic Centre, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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A one-way system is in operation in the changing rooms (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A one-way system is in operation in the changing rooms (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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A one-way system is in operation in the changing rooms (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Members of Aquabatix synchronised swimming team Asha Randall, left, and Yixin Zeng make a splash at the centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Members of Aquabatix synchronised swimming team Asha Randall, left, and Yixin Zeng make a splash at the centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Members of Aquabatix synchronised swimming team Asha Randall, left, and Yixin Zeng make a splash at the centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Lane swimming at the London Aquatic Centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Lane swimming at the London Aquatic Centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Lane swimming at the London Aquatic Centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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