3-1-5 Health Club in Lancaster is delighted to announce plans to reopen on Saturday 25th July.
The move comes as thousands of gyms and leisure centres across the UK prepare to reopen as part of the Fit Together campaign from the fitness industry trade body, ukactive.
The campaign is based on the Government’s guidelines for reopening. These guidelines were supported by fitness trade body ukactive and approved by independent scientific advisors.
The reopening will follow government and public health guidance, along with support from the fitness industry trade body ukactive.
This will ensure that when people return to the facility to be active, they can do so in a safe environment.
There will be signs guiding members on how to act safely and responsibly. Additionally equipment may be marked as ‘out of use’ or spaced further apart to comply with social distancing rules.
Changing rooms and showers will be temporarilly restricted. Where possible, members are asked to arrive on site wearing the appropriate clothing to be active.
Unfortunately, sauna’s and steam rooms will be temporarily un-available and we’ll advise when any guidelines are updated.
Along with social distancing restrictions, there will be an increase in the cleaning of equipment and sanitisation stations. This will ensure the highest possible standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
The temporary measures will be adapted as and when government advice changes throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Deena Gillan, Club Manager wants to reassure members that the facility will be safe. However if they have concerns then staff will be able to explain all the changes when their members return. This can be done via telephone on 01524 237315 or via e-mail on: [email protected]
Fitness and leisure facilities were forced to close by the Government on 20 March, meaning that members have been unable to access some of their favourite activities and sports.
As the Government and public health experts ease the current restrictions, Sean Thornton wants to ensure that members feel comfortable and safe using the facilities in total confidence.
Recent research conducted by Sport England and Savanta ComRes* showed 87% of gym members said they are likely to resume their membership when facilities reopen. Furthermore, 27% of people who are not currently members of gyms said they are likely to join.
Sean Thornton, Managing Director and Owner said: ‘We are very excited to welcome our members back to 3-1-5. We have been working exceptionally hard behind the scenes to ensure we are Covid 19 response compliant. We’ve followed guidelines for safety and wellbeing from our governing trade body ‘ukactive’. The Fit together campaign used recent guidelines and advice from the Government and Public Health. These measures will ensure we have a safe facility for our members and staff to return to.
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “Fitness and leisure facilities are part of the social fabric of our society, and it’s clear our sector has a vital role to play in our resilience and recovery from COVID-19.
“We know that people have missed being active together in our facilities, and ukactive’s Fit Together campaign shows that customer and staff safety will be our number one priority when they return.
“Reopening our facilities requires a collective responsibility from operators and customers, and we know our members will be proud to use the Fit Together message as the sector unites in its tireless work to keep the nation moving.”
*Polling from Sport England and Savanta ComRes May 2020.