On May 2, the Dubai Sports Council launched an initiative that gives anyone who has received the Covid-19 vaccine free training in gyms. The initiative titled Everyone Responsible for Everyone will last from May 3 to May 13 in cooperation with 55 fitness centers around Dubai.
Some of the gyms participating in this initiative are Fitness First, Golds Gym, The Warehouse, Fitness 360, The Sevens, Just Play, and Zabeel Ladies Club. For anyone wishing to take part in this initiative, a Covid-19 vaccination certification approved by the Ministry of Health or the Dubai Health Authority must be shown upon arrival at any of the gyms. Fitness First has clarified that even if you are not a member of the gym, you can partake in this initiative at any of their branches as long as you provide them with proof of vaccination.
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The offer will still adhere to Covid-19 safety measures and protocol, ensuring that individuals within the gym are social distancing and operating at a certain capacity. Additionally, the Everyone Responsible for Everyone initiative is only valid for gym and facility access only; group classes are not included.
The UAE has been urging all residents who are eligible to get the vaccine to do so to deter the likelihood of the virus mutating and developing. According to the Reuters Covid-19 tracker, the UAE has administered at least 10,634,693 doses of vaccines so far, which means that over 54.4% of the population is vaccinated. During the last week, the UAE averaged 70,373 doses administered per day; if this rate continues, it will take another 28 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.