We recognise that this is just the start. We will be going 'above and beyond' UK Government guidelines to keep you safe, and will continually monitor and update our safety measures and as the situation changes. We will continue to maintain the highest cleanliness standards and adopt the best health and safety practices to keep our fitness community safe and sound.
Going the distance
To ensure you remain safe whilst getting your fitness routine covered, we've implemented a number of procedures to maintain careful social distancing.
We will be following advice from Public Health England and will review our social distancing procedures regularly - keeping safety as our No.1 priority.
Please do help to keep yourself, our team and your fellow members safe, by using a sensible approach to personal space.
We have redesigned the gym floor, spacing out cardio and resistance equipment to provide you with effective and safe workout areas. Where possible we are also introducing one-way routes.
We have added perspex protective screens in between cardio equipment to make working out even safer!
Indoor Group Fitness Classes are unfortunately cancelled until further notice. We will be running outdoor fitness classes at the leisure club which must be pre-booked online, as well as online classes to join from home.
A breath of fresh air
In each of our high intensity indoor cycling Studios we have invested in a clean air solution called 'Aera Max IV' (from the phs Group) to ensure the steady flow of clean air. This chemical-free solution uses activated carbon filters that are proven and certified to absorb 99.9% of airborne viruses and contaminants within just 35 minutes of operation.
The swimming pool will be open, and we will actively manage bather numbers.
Fire & Ice, sauna and steam room will be closed during the initial reopening phase. Whirlpools will open.
A simple booking system will be in operation to control usage levels in the gym, pool and classes. These will be restricted to 1 hour max and can be booked up to 48 hours in advance. Sessions will be available to book online or by calling our Leisure Reception.
Cleanliness & Hygiene
To deter the spread of the virus, we've upped our cleaning routines and adopted advanced hygiene standards.
Quality cleaning, more often
Our team will use cleaning products that are proven to kill viruses like COVID-19 in all areas, with particular attention being paid to bikes, weights, and all high-touch surfaces after every class.
We have invested in state-of-the-art, new cleaning equipment that uses Electrostatic Technology. This revolutionary cleaning system provides an even distribution of cleaning products and total disinfectant of every surface it coats.
Our Club will be cleaned multiple times, on a daily basis. We are investing in significant additional cleaning hours. You will see our cleaners working in the gym, cleaning in between classes and in the changing rooms
In our member changing rooms a number of lockers, shower cubicles, toilets and wash basins will be temporarily taken out of service to enable necessary social distancing.
Members must bring their own towels.
Handy products when you need them
We are providing complimentary alcohol gel and antibacterial soap, blue roll + antibacterial spray and wipes for members to use. Please use the antibacterial wipes for cleaning resistance equipment. Wipes are also available for use in the changing rooms, for example for use after using hair dryers. Blue roll and antibacterial spray are available for cleaning hard surface areas such as cardio equipment. Please use these products to deter the spread of the virus - protecting both yourself and other users of the gym.
All payments must be contactless. Please make your class bookings online or book in person at Leisure Club Reception.
Looking out for each other
When we reopen our Club, prior to gaining entry, all members will be asked to sign a Health & Safety Declaration and Waiver. Acceptance of these terms will be automatically applied when you access The Belfry Leisure Club on future visits.
We ask all members to...
- Always respect social distancing rules when in the Club and Resort - especially when in close, shared spaces like changing rooms or group classes
- Wipe down the kit after use. Drop off towels, use the bins and wipe down sinks after shaving
- Please bring your own toiletries, such as shower gels and shampoos for personal use
- All payments must be made by contactless / card
- We will also take a quick temperature check before allowing you access
All members of the team will receive COVID-19 training, to reassure them about the new initiatives and processes we have introduced. In addition, the team will receive health & safety operating excellence training upon their return to work. Our Personal Trainers will be given specialist training so that they can deliver safe one-to-one sessions.
Adequate PPE will be available to all of our team and cleaning staff will be required to wear a mask and gloves while performing their duties. Before starting work each day all team members will complete a health screening, including temperature check, to ensure they are fit for work.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to the Club and be sure to follow the latest up-to-date Government advice.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, we ask that you do not come to the Club for 14 days or until you’ve tested negative for COVID-19.
If you feel unwell or have any concerns about coming into Leisure Club, please stay home and stay safe. We’re encouraging members, Personal Trainers and our Gym team to limit their person-to-person contact, including hugs & high fives.