The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Leisure Centre

COVID-19 Safety Procedures


What have we got in place? What measures are we taking as a centre?

  • We have re-trained our staff on all COVID-19 response measures to keep you safe.
  • We have an enhanced and improved cleaning regime in place. To help maintain great cleanliness, we ask that you wipe down any equipment you use before and after use - cleaning products will be available.
  • Sanitisers will be on offer at key access or egress points. In addition, hand wash stations will be available to use.
  • Lockers will remain out of use; users are encouraged to store valuables at home or in the car.
  • Spray and cloths will be available for customers use for key touch points.
  • Dryside changing rooms and showers will remain closed. Toilet facilities and hand wash facilities will be available.
  • We will promote social distancing. Measures will include markings placed to denote social distance areas where appropriate. Maximum capacity signage will be in place.
  • A one-way people flow system will be in place to reduce congregation in any area of the facility where possible.
  • You do NOT have to wear a mask when exercising. However, we ask that you wear one entering and exiting the building, in corridors and changing rooms and when seated in the spectator area poolside.

What to expect when you go to the Fitness Suite

  • We are restricted to 7 people in the gym at one time. If sessions are full, we will restrict sessions to one hour long.
  • To maintain social distancing some machines will be placed out of use. These machines will be clearly marked alongside our free weight and body weight area.
  • Touch points of equipment should be cleaned before and after use – using spray and cloths provided.
  • We ask that you do not workout in groups or face to face with other users
  • No sweat towels
  • Access to toilet and hand wash stations are available. Showers are out of use.
  • You do NOT have to wear a mask when exercising however, we ask that you wear one entering and exiting the building, in corridors and changing rooms

What to expect when you go swimming?

To ensure that our customers and staff can stay COVID Secure things will look a little different in our swimming pool.

  • Everyone will be asked to swim in a clockwise direction and upon taking short breaks facing away from other swimmers. Overtaking is not permitted.
  • Butterfly Stroke or Back Stroke is currently not permitted.
  • We are asking customers to come ‘Beach ready’ which means: Come changed and ready swim (swimming kit under clothing) and to shower before leaving home.
  • Showers are not available as this is a flow route through to the changing rooms.
  • Lockers are out of use, so we advise leaving all valuables at home or in the car.
  • Limited cubicles are available, and we ask when leaving you use the spray provided to wipe down your bench and door lock. No belongings are to be left in the cubicle. There will be designated bagging areas on poolside for you to leave your belongings whilst swimming. A member of the team will allocate this area upon arrival.
  • The route on to poolside has changed to allow a one-way system - look out for directional signs and staff will be available to direct you.
  • Face mask are to be worn in corridors and in changing rooms
  • Please see our new pool timetable


What to expect from our Fitness Classes.

  • To encourage a quick turn around and to help minimise queuing we ask users arrive on time to sessions. Entrances into the building will be opened 5 minutes before the session start time. Late arrivals may run the risk of not being allowed into the session.
  • Class instructors will assign you a designated area upon arrival. We ask you to remain there during your session with your belongings.
  • To help maintain great cleanliness we ask that you wipe down any equipment you use - cleaning products will be available.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available in the gymnasium.
  • Access to toilet and hand wash stations are available. Showers are out of use.
  • You do NOT have to wear a mask when exercising however we ask that you wear one entering and exiting the building, in corridors and changing rooms
  • Please see our new fitness classes timetable

Memberships

  • If you are looking to join or rejoin you will need to make an evening appointment where you can sign back up, to book this please email [email protected]
  • If you would like to cancel your membership then please drop an email to [email protected] and we will then cancel your membership for you.
  • All memberships are frozen until further notice, however to use the facilities a summer Pass MUST be purchased.
  • Please note as per our terms and conditions we require one month’s notice for cancellations. All cancellations must be communicated through our email.

For more information about facility hire please email [email protected]

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