COVID Update – MAY 2021

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COVID-19 Up-date

Last up-dated:         11th May 2021

Roadmap out of Lockdown

Step 3 – From 17th May the following can resume:

  • Group exercise and fitness classes
  • ‘Organised’ sport for clubs affiliated with their governing body of sport
  • Informal sport with one other household or within the ‘rule of six’

 Step 2 – From 12th April the following can resume:

  • Gyms for individual use
  • One-to-One PT sessions can commence
  • Group exercise NOT allowed until Step 3 (no earlier than 17th May)
  • Climbing walls can re-open
  • Indoor sports same households or support bubble only – Badminton & Squash etc
  • Indoor sports are allowed for the under 18’s
  • All Covid-secure guidelines must be followed

Staff and customers are required to follow the guidance and measures in place to make our facilities as safe as possible:

General

  • If you or anyone of your household have COVID-19 symptoms you must stay away from the Sports Centre and follow Government guidelines
  • Due to government guidelines please wear a mask on entry to the building and on your way to your activity. You do not need to wear your mask while you are exercising. Then once finished, put your mask on for when you leave
  • For track and trace purposes Non-Members must sign in and their details kept for 21 days
  • Please use the NHS App to check into the facilities – QR code posters displayed around the Centre
  • Maintain social distancing – banners, posters & signage is displayed throughout the facilities
  • Regular cleaning of hands – Cleanliness/hygiene protocol signage displayed throughout the facilities
  • Sanitiser stations are installed in appropriate locations
  • We have an enhanced cleaning regime

Reception

  • Protection screens are installed around the reception desk to protect both staff and customers
  • Queue management – 2m spacing markings on the floor from outside the entrance
  • Sanitiser station located in the reception area
  • Please use card/contactless payment method
  • Your membership card will NOT be swiped by the receptionist. Please have your membership number ready so they can type your number in manually

Changing Rooms / Toilets

  • Showers are CLOSED
  • To limit the numbers in the changing room area, please come ready if possible
  • Limited amount of lockers available
  • Signage limiting numbers allowed at the sink and urinal areas
  • Toilets are open. Disinfectant spray bottles for customers to wipe down areas touched

Free Weights Gym

  • Disinfectant spray bottles for customers to wipe down equipment after use
  • Customers must not workout face to face
  • NO spotting allowed
  • Some equipment not in use due to social distancing
  • Customers to bring their own water bottles, we will not be providing cone cups
  • NO sweat towels allowed, customers to use blue roll and discard
  • Sanitiser station located within the gym
  • To limit the numbers in the changing room area, please come ready if possible
  • Due to social distancing – Capacity 18

Outlooks Gym

  • Disinfectant spray bottles for customers to wipe down equipment after use
  • Customers must not workout face to face
  • NO spotting allowed
  • Some equipment has been moved into the studio, which has enabled us to space the rest of the equipment out in the gym area
  • Customers to bring their own water bottles, we will not be providing cone cups
  • NO sweat towels allowed, customers to use blue roll and discard
  • Sanitiser station located within the gym
  • Sauna and Hot Tub CLOSED
  • To limit the numbers in the changing room area, please come ready if possible
  • Due to social distancing – Capacity 48

Fitness Classes

  • Can resume from 17th May
  • Classes that are normally in the Studio have been moved into the Main Hall or Fenners Gallery
  • Classes will minimise the need to share equipment
  • Bring your own mat for Yoga & Pilates if possible
  • Equipment (including mats etc) will be cleaned in between use
  • Customers must not workout face to face
  • Customers to bring their own water bottles, we will not be providing cone cups
  • NO sweat towels allowed, customers to use blue roll and discard
  • To limit the numbers in the changing room area, please come ready if possible
  • Due to social distancing
    • Fenners Gallery – Capacity 21
    • Function room – Capacity 7

Climbing Wall

  • Climbing Inductions can take place – NEW customers welcome
  • Climbers can now book to secure their slots. Sessions are limited to 2 hours and can be booked for the following:

9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 5pm-7pm, 7pm-9pm, 9-11pm

  • Members can book over the phone 01223 462226
  • Registered Non-Members will need to pay in advance at reception
  • Disinfectant spray bottles for customers to wipe down the campus board and pull up bar after use
  • To limit the numbers in the changing room area, please come ready if possible
  • Due to social distancing – Capacity 14

Main Hall / Sports / Bookings

  • Indoor sports only between people from same household or support bubble
  • From 17th May
    • ‘Organised’ sport for clubs affiliated with their governing body of sport
    • Informal sport with one other household of within the ‘rule of six’
    • Martial arts & dance sessions can take place, following social distancing rules
  • Indoor sports allowed for the under 18’s
  • Bring your own rackets and bats if possible
  • Half Main Hall is being used for some fitness classes