Updated Procedures around Covid-19 / Coronavirus

To ensure the safety of our customers we will be taking a more cautious approach to our reopening. Therefore we will be keeping most of our measures in place at present. This includes fitness suite bookings, class bookings, strict cleaning regime and masks recommended to be worn when walking around the facility. Meanwhile the fitness suite will look the same with reduced equipment spaced out.

Please thoroughly read our new list of measures put in place to keep you and our staff team safe.

We have now re opened our facilities however  to the additional health and safety requirements, and to ensure that GSCT continues to follow government advise at all times, there will be some changes to how you access our facilities and services.

Spectators

Unfortunately we can currently only accommodate 6 people on our balcony viewing areas. There will also be limited numbers of people allowed in each facility to ensure social distancing, compliance with National Governing Bodies regulations, which includes umpires, players and coaches. These will be discussed with the booking managers.

Book Online

Access to the gym and classes will be through pre-booked sessions only. Customers can also now book Squash and Badminton Courts online through the same system as well as the 3G football court. Members will be able to book sessions up to eight (8) days in advance and will receive a booking confirmation email. Members will also have the ability to cancel the session through the booking system, freeing up space for others. Please book your slots here

Track and Trace

GSCT will comply with all track and trace measures put in place by the government and there are QR Codes provided by the NHS Test and Trace app within every venue.

Face Coverings

Attendees should wear a face covering when entering any of our facilities, but may choose to remove the covering whilst you exercise. 

Hand Sanitation Stations

These will be stationed in each facility, along with blue roll supplies.

Cleaning

Details of our extensive cleaning schedule are facility specific and will be maintained to ensure the safety of our customers.

Changing Facilities and Toilets

Changing facilities are now available, but please bring minimal items with you and arrive dressed for your activity where possible. These facilities will be available in the New Sports Centre.

Fitness Suite

The fitness suite will look very different to prior to lockdown. We have had to make changes to the room layout and reduce equipment to ensure compliance with government guidelines.

-One Hour Bookable Sessions

Members will be able to book their one (1) hour session (maximum one (1) per day) via the online booking system. On arrival at the facility attendees will need to wait outside the main entrance to the new sports hall if early to allow previous session attendees to leave and for cleaning to take place. 

Towels

Users will not be allowed to use personal towels within the fitness suite. Recyclable blue paper towel roll will be available for all to use. 

Classes

We have made several changes in order to be in a position to deliver our class programme to our members. These are outlines below:

  • Reduced permitted numbers to ensure distancing

  • Defined personal exercise space

  • Doors to rooms will be held open where possible to maintain airflow

  • Where classes follow on from each other attendees should not gather in groups outside the facility but to remain in their vehicles until the room is vacated by the previous occupants

  • Attendees will be required to bring their own exercise mat and water bottle

  • Attendees are not allowed to bring towels under the current guidelines

  • Classes must be booked in advance online

Notification of Changes

Members will be notified of any future changes to our operations and procedures through the use of email where permission has been granted. Updates will also appear on here and our social media platforms (Facebook).

Facility Use

Currently we are unable to provide pay-per-session options in gym or classes, however squash courts and badminton courts are now available to be booked again. Members are able to book into the fitness suite, as well as squash/badminton courts online. 

Payments

We ask that contactless card payments are made where possible to reduce the risk of cross-infection. 

 

Questions

Should you have any questions relating to usage of the facilities or your membership, please use the following email address to raise the matter: sportcentre@gordanosportscentre.org.uk