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Ripped Gym owner given £1,000 fine for breaching Covid rules

Covid-19 / Wed 24th Nov 2021 at 08:14am

A HARLOW gym owner has been fined for keeping her business open against government rules during lockdown.

Michelle Meade-Wyatt, 46, from Lydiate, Merseyside, admitted keeping The Ripped Gym in Wych Elm, Harlow, open in November last year.

She was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

A charge of causing criminal damage was dismissed and another of failing to comply with a reasonable requirement direction was withdrawn.

Ten fixed penalty notice tickets were given to people in the gym in November 2020 and Harlow Council had issued a prohibition order requiring it to close.

Essex was in England tier two restrictions during that time, which meant gyms were banned from operating.

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6 Comments for Ripped Gym owner given £1,000 fine for breaching Covid rules:

Xaviour
2021-11-24 09:17:53

What a pathetic sanction. The courts are not supporting the Police here. I wonder how many deaths this selfish woman's actions have played a part in. Shut the place down permanently if the owner is going to ignore public health and safety.

jarrett
2021-11-24 13:31:00

Bet she is laughing her socks off, All the free publicity for a grand fine, The courts are too lenient and need a overhaul. HR, Can you explain what the hell you are on about.

mike
2021-11-24 15:24:28

humanrights another antivaxer/anti lockdown nut job, so the nurses & doctors are to blame for the covid deaths, you really have no idea, do you get your views off social media by any chance.

mike
2021-11-24 15:27:04

HR proberly another one that wont have the vaccine because it effects his/hers human rights, some people are so selfish!!

Michelle
2021-11-24 19:30:05

Zone gym in London got theirs thrown out entirely. The costs were £105 I don't know anyone that has died of or with covid and I own 2 gyms. Remember to keep yourself fit and healthy.

Michelle
2021-11-24 19:33:06

Oh and as for the member fines. We got those paid. The members paid nothing.