Indoor gyms across Basingstoke can reopen later this month, it has just been announced.

Gyms can reopen from July 25, according to the department for digital, cultural, media and sport. 

This afternoon the secretary of state Oliver Dowden said outdoor pools and performances can resume from Saturday with social distancing in place.

The news will come as welcome news to the health conscious, who have been unable to visit gyms for the past four months. 

Guidance will be published for team sports to return from Saturday.