Back in April, the CECC issued a policy requiring gyms to admit only those who had received three COVID vaccine shots. The policy impacted gym owners, as the number of patrons went down. In a bid to get people back in the gym and help the sector recover, the Ministry of Education on Monday launched a voucher program offering 300,000 gym vouchers worth NT$1,000. Within minutes of registration opening, more than 1.3 million people had registered. But with so many people attempting to sign up at once, the server crashed for a brief period.
To be eligible for the vouchers, gymgoers would have had to indicate their interest in the lottery last year when they were applying for the Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers. Registration will remain open until Wednesday, and the lucky winners will be notified on Friday. The vouchers will be valid from 10 a.m. on July 25 to the end of August.