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Can the coronavirus spread through fitness equipment (dumbbells, barbells)?

After the Covid-19 outbreak, gyms have been closed all over the world. Nowadays people are asking how long will gyms will be closed and after the gyms are open how can we protect ourselves. In this post, we focused on the reopening of the gyms and investigating the possible issues that can happen in the gyms. 

Gyms are excited to reopen, but are they safe?

Gym owners are preparing to reopen and there will be new rules. You can read the below article to learn the possible new rules in the gyms.

Can Covid-19 be spread through sweat or tears?

The brief statement, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that there’s not enough information to answer this question in a certain way.

According to the data at hand, you can find the answers here below;

Current data advises that there is no risk of catching COVID-19 from human fluids (blood, sweat, semen). The virus is spread by respiratory droplets. That’s why you should protect yourself from coughs and sneezes of an infected person. For sure, you can’t know who is infected who is not. That’s why you should consider as everyone is a possible infected person. 

COVID-19 is most commonly spread by:

  • cough or sneeze
  • touching infected surfaces with your hands and just after touching your nose, mouth, or eyes.

Can you contract the coronavirus disease by touching a surface?

Yes, this is possible. People could catch COVID-19 if they touch anywhere which is contaminated and then touch their mouths, eyes, or noses. Source: WHO

Can the coronavirus spread through dumbbells and barbells?

Considering the WHO stated that it is possible to catch Covid-19 through a contaminated surface, we can consider it as it is possible to catch coronavirus through fitness equipment. That’s why gym owners should plan a cleaning procedure for fitness equipment after every use. You should individually be careful about this issue too.

We will see what gyms are going to on this issue but maybe they will put a sanitizer for the use of gym members to use during their training.

Are masks effective against the coronavirus disease?

Masks can protect you only when used in together with frequent hand-cleaning. Source: WHO

Which Mask Should You Wear While Doing Fitness?

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