From 19th July 2021 the legal restrictions surrounding Covid-19 have been removed, however it is important that we still take reasonable actions to ensure the safety of all of those who attend classes, as well as the wider community. This includes the mental wellbeing of individuals and respecting individual choices as we move out of a very difficult 16-month period.
- Face coverings during exercise have never been mandatory, however at all other times, both entering the hall and leaving the hall we were required to wear a face covering. Although the legal requirement to wear a face mask has now been removed, it is still expected that people wear a face covering in enclosed spaces (when not exercising). For this reason, access to the hall will remain limited and you will only be permitted entry shortly before the class begins and be expected to leave as soon as possible after the class ends, this means members will not need to wear a face covering, unless they choose to do so. It may be useful to have one handy in case you need to use the toilet. For any members doing back-to-back classes it is recommended that you enjoy some fresh air outside the hall until your second class is due to begin.
Actions still required by class attendees
- Continue to sign in to each class online, this acts as a fire register as well as helping me to plan effective classes which maintain social distancing. This will also remain to act as a method of registering your details for NHS Test and Trace.
Members should not attend classes if they test positive or begin to display Covid-19 symptoms. If you have had a close contact with someone who has Covid-19 or have otherwise been told to self-isolate, you will need to refrain from attending class.
Members should maintain social distancing from all other participants (unless from the same household).
Please continue to bring your own equipment to sessions.
It is recommended members do not share any fitness equipment and continue to use the hand sanitiser available.
Respect other attendees personal space.
What Fitness Quest will be doing to minimise the risk of Covid-19
- Continue to limit the maximum number of participants to each class.
- Continue to ensure common touch points are kept clean.
- Continue to ensure good ventilation.
- Continue to offer hand sanitiser.
- Continue to risk assess and remain up to date with the Covid-19 risk, this may involve the addition of further safety precautions in the future.
- Continue to maintain NHS Test and Trace records.
- Continue to limit access to the hall before and after classes to ensure time spent in an enclosed safe when not exercising is at a minimum.
What is changing
- Gradually, we will begin to reduce allocating you your places within the hall. We have been doing this to ensure a minimum of 2m distance between all those signed in. We tend to fill spaces furthest away from the entrance, to avoid people having to walk past one another. Please continue to try and fill the spaces as best as possible and remember to maintain 2m distance from other members, whilst the restrictions have officially been lifted, please consider that other members may not feel comfortable with you being close to them and I want to ensure everyone feels safe and can enjoy exercise.
- Many of the remaining Fitness Quest Covid-19 Policies not addressed in this post will be removed, this will be updated as soon as possible.
- From 16th August 2021 it is expected that any adult who is fully vaccinated will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You will still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Until this date, please continue to self-isolate if required to do so.
Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above.
Thank you again for your understanding and patience, for your own reference, this latest guidance has been based on the CIMSPA recommendations for the fitness industry.