STEPS WE HAVE TAKEN TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY IN THE GYM
We have taken great pains to ensure the gym will be safe for our loyal and lovely Members and our Fantastic team.
We have had many questions regarding the booking system: we shall not be using the booking system unless necessary (example peak periods). We will notify members through the usual channels if this becomes necessary.
There is the possibility; during the first couple of weeks, that you may need to queue for a short while as everyone is very excited and eager to return to the gym. Experience gained from the previous re-openings, we believe this will only be temporary whilst everyone gets back into routine.
Our Members know that everyone works really hard keeping our facility clean and neat, even before Covid-19 but we have completed several risk assessments, using the government guidelines and have implemented the following:
- Installation of additional gym wipe and hand sanitiser dispensers in strategic locations
- Introduction of one way systems and give way/wait areas.
- Perspex screening to separate areas and equipment.
- Demarcation and signage to assist members with one way systems
- Limiting the number of members allowed to train at one time.
- Introduced a booking system (will be utilised if necessary)
- Propping doors open where possible
- Installation of foot door openers on certain doors
- Installation of 2 x freestanding air sanitisers which purify the air by sucking in “old” air, which passes through a HEPA filter and then a UVC light before releasing the air back into the facility. (Specifications will be made available on our website)
- Installation of a similar unit but fixed in the downstairs toilet. (Specifications will be made available on our website).
- These sanitising units have always been in the changing rooms but will be checked and serviced to ensure proper operation
We have been advised that fresh air is the best combatant to dilute/eradicate the virus. We are fortunate that our location is on the ground floor so we are able to open several doors to allow fresh air into the facility.
Also, the air conditioner is of the type which brings air from outside to inside. The gym has many, many extractor fans which will extract air internally to dispel externally. Together with the HEPA filters and air purifiers, it should be quite a robust system.
PLEASE HELP US
We all play a role in keeping each other safe, we ask members:
- To abide by the new rules and respect the social distances as required by the government.
- It would be helpful if you arrived ready to workout and had a minimal amount of belongings (The PM’s guidelines ask us to encourage members to be dressed and ready to workout).
- If possible, please bring your own gym mat. We have mats available for £12.00 each. We have purchased these as a convenience for members at the best price we could obtain so please feel free to look around if you feel the price is not favourable. More information & purchase options will be made available on our website.
- Try to remember not to touch your face.
- Wipe down the equipment before and after use.
- Please be patient with staff and other members, this is a learning curve for everyone and will take a little while to get accustomed to.
We have also
- Recovered all gym pads and seats which were cracked; with antibacterial material.
- Ensured all cleaning products are effective against Covid-19
- Purchased a washing machine to ensure all cleaning cloths and mopheads are deep cleaned. (Not in the same load!)
- We have decided to put a cap on membership to ensure everyone manages to work out.