Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Update 26th June 2020: We are Ready to Welcome You Back
We are confident that our centres are ready to open safely
We hope that you, your family, and friends have managed to stay safe and well during such times and we continue to thank you for your kind messages of support.
As mentioned in recent updates, we have been doing lots of work in the background to ensure we can re-open safely. See our phased re-opening dates here
We are working with our national partners at UKActive and Swim England as part of the ‘Fit Together’ initiative to ensure our YMCA leisure facilities are a safe place to visit. When you return you will notice your centre may look a little different, but you will still get everything you need for a great workout.
REMEMBER: Your membership is frozen at the moment and no payments are being taken. Find updates to your membership here
Here are some of the changes you can expect to see in our gyms, classes and pool halls:
We have created the space you need to exercise and swim while keeping a safe distance
The gym and class spaces have also been rearranged across the centres and clearly marked out for you to use safely and for added piece of mind, whilst pool halls will also have markings. We will also be controlling numbers in the gyms, pool halls and classes, so it never gets too busy.
There will be hand sanitising stations around the centres so it will be easy to keep your hands sanitised during your visit. We have numerous self-cleaning stations so you can clean your equipment before and after use. Cleaning stations are located in all areas
We will be increasing our cleaning frequencies throughout the day from dumbbells to step mills, especially between gym, class and pool times. We will be undertaking deep cleans in the evenings with specialist equipment and virucidal disinfectant, so you can work out with confidence.
Contactless entry with your key fobs to make your visit safer and easier with our scanners installed in all of our centres.
We have installed protective screens on our reception desks to protect you and our staff for extra reassurance
We are currently looking into developing our app to help you plan your visit by checking the number of people in the gym, classes and pools. We will be controlling the amount of people in our gyms and classes. You can find information on how to book gym and class slots here
STAFF TRAINING AND EXPERTISE
All staff will be fully trained on our new cleaning and safety measures to ensure these are delivered to the highest standard.
CODE OF CONDUCT
It goes without saying that we must work together to ensure everyone’s safety. Therefore, you will notice a member & user code of conduct for gym, swim & class use. These will be displayed around the centres to remind everyone of the areas where we need to help each other out.