Face Mask Mandatory for Gyms Starting Dec. 1|12/1起推新措施 健身房納入強制戴口罩場所 - 公視新聞網

Face Mask Mandatory for Gyms Starting Dec. 1|12/1起推新措施 健身房納入強制戴口罩場所


Starting December 1, people are required to wear face masks in eight types of venues, including gyms and indoor swimming pools, among others. This has some people complained about the discomfort and the inconveniences that the new regulation is bringing.


Running on treadmills, pedaling on spin bikes and lifting weights, many early risers are trying to burn calories and gain muscles. Inside the gym, majority of them are not wearing face masks. Starting December 1, fitness gyms are included in the venues where a face mask must be worn. Violators could be fined from NT$3,000 to NT$15,000. The public has mixed opinions toward the new epidemic prevention measure and some decide to take the exercise outdoors.

It's ok to wear a mask when I'm lifting weights. But I think there should be spaces between people running on treadmills because a lot of oxygen are exchanged. If we must wear medical face mask to protect ourselves, then I think I will.

I will try it out first, but I think it would not be so comfortable when I'm gasping for air while having my mask on. I'll probably exercise outdoor instead.

The new regulation also require people to wear masks in changing rooms, waiting areas or public spaces of an indoor pool before diving in for a swim. Some people think the new rule is quite troublesome and hard to comply with.

It's so inconvenient. We should be able to take off our masks once we are inside.

We will exercise crowd control in the fitness room and the pool. With regards to wearing a face mask inside the swimming pool, it is actually hard to execute, thus people are more reluctant to come swimming.

Previous regulations put forward by the Central Epidemic Command Center required people to wear face masks in 8 categories of places, including healthcare facilities, public transportation, places of consumption, places of learning, sports and exhibition venues, entertainment venues, among others. As a preventative measure to curb a second wave of pandemic in fall and winter, starting December 1, those who fail to wear masks in these contexts and do not heed requests to do so will face fines of between NT$3,000 to NT$15,000 for violating the "Communicable Disease Control Act"

CECC also said if there is a need to eat or drink in certain enclosed settings, masks can be temporarily removed on the condition that a proper social distance is maintained. If appropriate barrier equipment is in place, then people can remove the mask when exercising.



踩飛輪、跑步機揮汗燃脂,重訓強化肌耐力,一早健身房就有不少民眾健身,不過多數沒戴口罩。從12月1號起,健身房納入強制戴口罩場所,違者開罰3千到1萬5。民眾反應兩極,有支持,有人決定轉往戶外運動。

民眾表示:「像這種運動還好啦!跑步那種比較喘的,還是要間隔啦!如果一定要帶醫療,我們還是帶醫療,為了自己的健康。」

民眾表示:「我會先試行看看,(戴口罩)換氣的時候,比較不會那麼順暢,我可能會改換室外(健身)吧!」

另外,室內游泳池,在下水前也要求儘量戴口罩,包括在更衣室、等候區、或公共空間等都要強制戴口罩。部分民眾認為擾民,執行上有難度,難以配合。

民眾表示:「哎喲,多麻煩啊!進來裡面就不要戴了啊!」

台北市內湖運動中心管理部經理 林建豪表示:「那包含健身房跟泳池部分,也有實行人流的總量的管制的部分。當然以泳池的部分來講的話,按照常理來講,的確執行上面,會比較有難度啦!間接影響到民眾來館的一些意願。」

過去指揮中心宣導,進出醫療照護機構,包括醫院、診所、長照機構,大眾運輸、生活消費像大賣場、百貨公司,教育學習場域,圖書館、社區大學等,以及體育館、室內游泳池、戲院、健身中心等,八大類場所,應戴口罩,為防止秋冬第二波疫情擴大,下個月1號起,強制戴口罩,勸導不聽者,將依違反"傳染病防治法",由地方政府裁罰3千到1.5萬元。不過,指揮中心表示,有些場所,如果能保持社交距離,可在飲食期間,暫時取下口罩,或健身時,有適當阻隔設備,也可不戴口罩。

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