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Mythbusters | Covid-19 information for leisure centres | Birmingham City Council

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Mythbusters

COVID-19 can be spread through sweat

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through sweat.

Gyms spread disease as they are dirty

Gyms have always maintained high levels of cleanliness and will continue to do so once they reopen.

COVID-19 will remain on the surfaces of gym equipment

COVID-19 can stay on certain surfaces for two or three days. However, these are easily cleaned away and cleaning services have been increased in all of our sites.

COVID-19 can be transmitted in areas which are hot and humid

There is no evidence that COVID-19 is more transmittable in a hot, humid climate than in any other climate.

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the water of a swimming pool

Th­ere is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the water of pools, hot tubs or spas.