A popular Eastbourne gym has told members: You won’t have to wear a mask from Monday.

This is Bannatynes in Edward Road: “From Monday 19th July, the wearing of face masks and face visors in and around our facilities will be optional.

“Please respect the choice of other individuals, including our employees who also have the option to wear face masks whilst performing their duties, or simply as a matter of personal preference.”

It goes on: ” Capacity restrictions on our pools, saunas, steam rooms and spa pools will be relaxed further allowing increased numbers.

“Please respect people’s personal space in these facilities and observe the signage in respect of maximum numbers.

“Cleaning stations will remain in all clubs, as will the requirement for members to clean equipment both before and after use.

“Please be courteous to your fellow members and ensure you adhere to these club rules.

“We’re working on a phased approach to increasing capacity. 

“Class capacity will return on a phased approach and we will increment numbers, accordingly.

“Members will need to clean down any class equipment before and after use, so please arrive on time.

“There will be no restrictions on mixing with other households and we will be activating equipment previously out of use in the gym.

“Please be respectful of the personal space of other members.

“Please sanitise your hands regularly as a precautionary measure.

“In clubs where Cafe Bars are situated, you may sit in groups. Household mixing limits will be lifted. Please respect people’s personal space in these areas.”