COVID safety

General

  • Public Health England (PHE) or equivalent posters will be on display informing customers and staff of social distancing and cleanliness/hygiene protocols throughout the facility.
  • We commit to the wellbeing of our staff and customers, and if they show/have any signs of COVID-19 (temperature, cough and difficulty breathing), they will be sent home to follow Government regulations.
  • We will comply with any health designation documentation that the Government implements.
  • Hand wipes/sanitisers will be on offer (or people will be directed to where they can clean their hands).
  • We will ensure that social distancing is adhered to, further criteria is below for certain areas.
  • Face masks will not be mandatory for staff, unless their role requires this.
  • It is down to the individual customer to take reasonable personal responsibility when taking part in physical activity.

 

Cleaning

  • Continue rigorous cleaning procedures.
  • If there is a COVID-19 case in the facility, the operator will follow the PHE Guidance – COVID-19 Cleaning in non-healthcare settings while cleaning all areas of the facility.
  • Staff will carry out regular cleaning of high-contact touch points throughout the premises.

 

Reception Areas

  • Hand wipes/sanitisers will be on offer (or directed to where people can clean their hands).
  • Gloves are not mandatory as the World Health Organisation (WHO) advice is that it is preferable not to wear gloves but to regularly wash your hands.
  • Processes to make sure social distancing remains in place for reception staff/or screens are in place.
  • Queue management - 2m spacing markings on the floor and if necessary outside the entrance.

 

Changing Rooms/Showers/Toilets

  • Extra care/signposting will be provided to maintain social distancing when in these areas.
  • Lockers will remain in use, as long as social distancing can be maintained.
  • Spray and cloths will be available for customer use for touch points.

 

Gym Floors

  • Only equipment that is 2m apart will be used – as an example this can either be done via moving equipment or marking every other piece of equipment in the gym out of order (to facilitate social distancing).
  • Touch points of equipment should be cleaned after use – this can be done either by the customer or staff using spray and cloths provided. is is in addition to the cleaning schedule.
  • Extra signage regarding social distancing will be in place around the free-weights area.
  • Maximum gym capacity will be based on 3m2 per person.

 

Studios

  • Social distancing guidelines must be followed (2m apart).
  • There will be a minimum of a 10-minute window in between classes, so no ‘waiting around’ in groups.
  • Equipment (including mats etc) will be cleaned in between use. is can either be done by the customer or staff member using spray and cloths provided.
  • If possible, markings will be made on the floor to show the area for individuals.

 

Swimming Pools and Wet Side Facilities

  • Swimming pools will open as long as properly chlorinated (as there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools, hot tubs or spas).
  • Maximum bather loads are based on one bather per 3m .
  • Social distancing must be maintained in the pool.
  • Extra care/signposting will be shown to maintain social distancing when getting in/out of the pool.
  • Saunas/steam rooms/hot tubs/spa pools will only open if social distancing can be adhered to.
  • Teachers/instructors/coaches and students on the poolside must follow social distancing guidelines between each other.
  • Only one parent/carer per child will be allowed to supervise their child during swimming activities (external to the pool).
  • The parent/carer/spectator must follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Any equipment used will be cleaned after/between use.
  • Considerations should be made to ensure limited time is taken in changing areas, especially during the changeover of group activity to maintain social distancing.
  • Hand sanitiser and/or soap will be available poolside for staff.

Blunsdon House Hotel
The Ridge, Blunsdon,
Swindon SN26 7AS

  01793 720640

  info@blunsdonfitness.co.uk

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