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COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION

The safety of our members and staff is our priority, so we’ve made some changes to our facilities and procedures to ensure you can continue safely on your fitness journey with confidence.

Please ensure you read the guidelines below carefully for information on how to stay safe when using our facilities (including Tiverton Gym, Gillett Centre and outdoor facilities).

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How you can keep yourself and others safe

Stay home if you’re unwell. Please don’t come to the club if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

Take regular lateral flow tests. One in three people who have Covid-19 don’t show any symptoms. Taking regular lateral flow tests, which are available for free home delivery from Gov.uk will enable you to feel confident that you do not have the virus, and you are helping to keep fellow Sport & Fitness members safe.

Changing rooms are open. Wherever possible, please arrive ready to work out and only use the changing rooms if necessary to limit the amount of time you are in the club.

We are actively encouraging people to use face coverings when moving around inside of the building, but this is no longer mandatory.

Clean equipment after use. Please help protect yourself and fellow members by cleaning the gym and class equipment before and after use, with the cleaning products provided. Focus on areas you have touched such as handles and screens. Return all equipment and cleaning products to where they belong so other members do not have to search around for them.

Maintain social distancing. Even if you are attending with your friend, or see someone you know during your workout, you should keep a safe distance from them and all other members and staff when in the building.

ADVICE, GUIDELINES & EXPECTATIONS

You will not be granted access to Sport & Fitness without a membership card, this is to ensure you can swipe into and out of the club.

Gym

There is a one-way system to enter and exit the gym. Enter via the first stair core (closest to reception), and exit via the barriers near the squash courts. You will need to swipe both in and out of the gym.

Please collect a cleaning cloth from the blue container when you enter the gym. Use this with the cleaning sprays provided to wipe equipment before and after use. Discard your cleaning cloth in the red container as you exit the gym.

Do not bring bags into the gym, please use the lockers provided on the ground floor.

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.

 

Pool

Changing rooms, showers and lockers are available, however, there are also changing spaces available on the poolside if you would prefer.

All showers have reopened with the exception of the drench showers as you enter the poolside.

Please remove your shoes before you enter the poolside area, and walk barefoot or in clean indoor flip flops.

Members are encouraged to bring their own equipment/aids, ensuring they are clean and identifiable and for their individual use only.

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.

 

Classes

Please only arrive 5-minutes before a programmed activity such as a class, so that you can enter the studio and do not need to wait in the corridor for the previous class to exit.

Classes must be booked in advance, either as part of your membership or using Pay & Go class vouchers.

You do not need to print a class receipt or ticket.

Cycle classes (including RPM and Sprint) have moved back to the Cycle Studio on the ground floor. Lower capacity cycle classes are available if you would prefer.

 

Squash

You can bring a maximum of two partners to play squash with, however, they must both be a member of Sport & Fitness. Your squash partner must also book the session (free of charge) in order to be able to swipe into the club at the specified time. This will not count as their one permitted booking for that day, as they are the guest/partner and not the lead bookee.

Junior members are permitted to play squash.

There is no squash equipment available to hire.

 

Other Racket Sports

Up to five guests, plus the lead bookee can attend one badminton court booking. All guests must book a badminton guest space online, in advance, via the website or the UB Sport & Fitness app.

There will not be any equipment available to hire, so players should bring their own

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, for those who have accessibility requirements, the lifts will be in operation but please use the stairs if you can. Please ensure you maintain social distancing when using the lift.

Yes, if you usually have car parking included in your membership, it will still be available for you. If you do not have car parking included in your membership, please take a ticket and pay at the parking machine next to Costa in reception on your way out of the club.

You can purchase a new membership card online here, ready to collect on your way into your first session. Once you have logged in, please click the ‘Sign up for a new membership’ option. Replacement membership cards are £10. Please note, you will not be able to purchase a new membership card at Reception.

Please email membership@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk if you require a new locker band. Please note, there is a £5 for new locker bands, we will send you a link to pay online.

Yes merchandise such as goggles, towels, water bottles etc are available to purchase from reception, however, we only accept card payments (no cash).

No, all bookings should be made online or via the app. If payments do need to be made at reception for any reason, this must be via contactless or card only, no cash can be accepted.

No equipment will be available to hire from reception. Please bring all equipment with you, we would recommend bringing multiple squash balls.

Yes, as always, our staff will be available to help you, from a safe social distance.

In order to support the NHS’ Track and Trace system if needed, we are asking all members to ensure you have your membership card to swipe in and out of the facilities. This is so that we know who has visited the premises and when, so that we are able to contact you in the event of an actual or suspected Covid-19 outbreak. This will help us to comply with our duties of health and safety towards the University community carried out in the public task, allowing us to work with the NHS’ Track and Trace system if required. When necessary, we will share notification of positive cases of Covid-19 to Public Health England (or any successor body) to comply with our statutory obligations. Data required for this purpose will be dealt with in line with our Privacy Statement.

Unfortunately due to covid restrictions all lost property is disposed of at the end of each day, please contact reception via Reception@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk for confirmation if your item has been handed in.

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