Anytime Fitness gym at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre to close for 10 days after 1st suspected Omicron cluster emerges

First Omicron cluster in Singapore.

Belmont Lay | December 23, 2021, 05:07 PM

The Anytime Fitness gym at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre has been ordered to close for 10 days from Dec. 22 after Singapore's first suspected Omicron cluster was detected there and Sport Singapore (SportSG) found that it had not adhered to Covid-19 safe management measures (SMM).

SportSG said on Dec. 23 that the gym had been issued a notice of composition.

SportSG found that the gym had failed to put in place procedures and controls to ensure that their patrons adhered to prevailing safe management measures, it said.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) had said on Dec. 21 that three Covid-19 cases have been linked to the gym, of whom two have tested "preliminarily positive" for the Omicron variant.

Epidemiological investigations found that the three cases visited Anytime Fitness at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre between Dec 15 and Dec 17.

SportSG added that it will continue to work closely with the sport and fitness industry to bring sport and exercise back in "a safe and responsible manner", and urged all sport and fitness operators and patrons to remain vigilant.

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