Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Allow the fitness industry to re-open
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that gyms, fitness centres and yoga and Pilates studios need to open immediately across Victoria.

The fitness industry in Victoria has again been treated unfairly by not being allowed to re-open in line with other industries. Thousands of small business owners who operate these facilities and more than 40,000 Victorian fitness industry professionals have been greatly impacted by this decision. There is no health data that proves fitness centres are any more unsafe than other indoor or outdoor settings.

The physical and mental health of Victorians have suffered drastically as a result of the on-again/off-again COVID-19 lockdowns, with increased calls to Beyond Blue, Headspace and Kids Health Line. Fitness centres offer Victorians a place to exercise, challenge themselves and seek mental stimulation. For many people, it is their social network.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to reverse its decision to keep the fitness industry closed and immediately re-open gyms, fitness centres and yoga and Pilates studios.
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