From Monday 28 June, we are making the following positive changes:
We are able to make these changes safely because it is the end of the University academic year. Therefore, many of our student members have left campus for the summer, and there will be significantly fewer members using the Sport & Fitness club.
A huge majority of our members who have returned since lockdown expressed their wish for changing rooms to re-open as soon as possible and felt they would feel safe using them. Wherever possible, we’d ask that you still come ready for your workout and only use the changing rooms if absolutely necessary.
We appreciate the booking system has been welcomed by some, particularly our swim members, however, it is not compatible with opening the changing rooms safely. We must avoid the current clustering at arrival and departure times. This is especially relevant to the pool, where the changing rooms, steam room and sauna are in high demand.
The last bookable day for the gym and pool will be Sunday 27 June, from Monday 28 June onwards, there will be no booking system for the pool or gym. You can arrive at a time which suits you.
Please be assured, we still have high cleaning standards in place. But it is imperative that all members adhere to a two-metre social distance at all times, follow the advice and guidance of signage and our staff, as well as wearing a face covering at all times, except whilst exercising.
We will continue to closely monitor capacities in each area, therefore, if an area is too busy, you will see a red no entry sign at the entrance to the Sport & Fitness club. There will be a sign for the pool and a sign for the gym. If the red sign is showing, please wait outside the club until a member of staff changes the sign to green and welcomes you inside.
We will also monitor how long each member is spending in the gym to ensure all members have fair opportunity. Please bear this in mind and keep your workouts to a considerate duration.
Thank you for your continued support and respect for the safety and wellbeing of one another, and for our staff. This is a cautious but positive step forward.
From Monday 28 June, you will not need to book your sessions, however, please adhere to the safety measures which are in place:
From Monday 28 June, you will not need to book your sessions, however, please remember the safety measures which are in place: