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 Sport & Fitness.
Stay safe information for Tiverton Gym is also available on the website.
Stay home if you’re unwell. Please don’t come to the club if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
Pre-book your session. Only those who have booked a gym, swim or squash session will be able to enter the building. You can book online via the website or via the UB Sport Fitness app (available on Apple and Android). You will not be able to book at reception. Please note, you will not be permitted access into the club if you are more than five minutes late, this is so we can manage capacities and social distancing in the corridors and stairwells.
Use the NHS Covid-19 app to scan the Sport & Fitness QR code on arrival. QR codes are located on signage outside of Sport & Fitness, please scan before you enter the building.
Arrive on time and ready to work out. Please come in your workout clothes, or wear your swimwear underneath your clothes if you’re visiting the pool, as the changing rooms will not be available. Please only bring a small drawstring bag for your belongings as lockers will not be in use.
Face coverings are mandatory except when you are exercising. This includes the outside queuing area, reception, corridors and stairwells. You will be refused entry into Sport & Fitness if you are not wearing a face covering or have an exemption.
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 gym equipment and cleaning products to where they belong so other members do not have to search around the gym.
Watch the video for how to make a Gym booking or follow the guidelines below for information on how to book a session online.
Our opening hours are as followed:
Weekdays: 6am – 10.30pm
Weekends: 7am – 8pm
We have resumed our usual off-peak hours which are as followed:
Weekdays: 6am – 11.30am, 1.30 – 3.30pm, 8 – 10.30pm
Weekends: Saturday 7 – 8.30am, 1 – 8pm & Sunday is all off peak
Yes bookings can be cancelled up to one hour before. Bookings must be cancelled online, via the website or the UB Sport & Fitness app. We cannot accept cancellations at reception, via email, Live Chat or telephone.
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.
Members who have a junior linked to their account should have received an email with instructions on how to restart their junior’s membership from 1 November 2020. If the request to restart the membership form is not submitted, junior memberships will remain frozen until 2 January 2021 when it will automatically restart. If you have any questions about junior memberships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, juniors are only permitted to book pool sessions, juniors are not permitted to attend classes or be guests for squash or badminton bookings.
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 email@example.com 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. Lockers will not be available when we first open.
No, as reception will be for emergencies only initially, we will not be selling any merchandise such as goggles or sweat towels from reception.
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.
We aren’t able to offer entirely dedicated sessions for vulnerable groups, however, please contact us via the Leave a Message portal on the website and we will advise you of the quieter session times.
Sometimes when we make updates, the app can cache old data so the new updates do not show. If you close down the application and restart, this will enable new updates to refresh.
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.
Cleaning and disinfecting. We’ll be regularly cleaning and sanitising all areas and equipment, in addition to a daily deep clean.
Social distancing. We are adopting a two-metre social distancing rule to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our members and staff.
Protecting you and our staff. Cleaning equipment and hand sanitiser is readily available throughout the club.
One way system. Please follow the walking routes around the Sport & Fitness club, even if it takes a little longer to reach your destination.
Reduced facilities. Not all of our facilities are available yet. There are also limited toilets available and no changing rooms. Please see the area-specific advice below for changing instructions.