Guidelines for Fitness Classes, Gym, Swimming and Courts

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Fitness Class Guidelines

Shetland Recreational Trust COVID-19 fitness class rules

The main changes you will notice

Before your visit there’s some important things that will be different:

  • Fitness classes are pre-book only by telephone or via our website
  • Entry for studio/group fitness classes is via Zone C
  • Please arrive ready for class as changing facilities won’t be available
  • Please bring a prefilled water bottle
  • Bring a mat if required and if you have one. If you do not have a mat, they can be bought from reception by contactless payment only
  • You will need to arrive in time for the start of your class. Once a class has started access will be denied
  • A reduced number of toilets will be available for customer use
  • Classes will staggered throughout the day to ensure a safe flow of customers and may be held in different areas of the building

Face coverings have been made mandatory and must be worn when in indoor communal areas (e.g. when you enter a venue). Customers do not have to wear them when taking part in their activity.

Please don’t visit if you or anyone in your household, are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

Booking & payment

Our fitness classes are pre-book only by telephone or via our website. You won’t be able to turn up to a session without a booking.

Fitness classes can be booked from 14 days in advance for subscription holders and 7 days in advance for non-subscription holders.

We are not limiting how many classes you can book per day but would ask you to be considerate of other customers.

There will be a range of classes on offer, but class capacities will be reduced to allow for physical distancing.

To book a class you will need to be an SRT Registered User:

  • If you do not have an account with us please call your local centre
  • If you are a Pay and go customer, you will need to pre-pay for your activity

You can cancel your booking if it is more than 6 hours before the class start time otherwise you will incur a £2 late cancellation or no show charge - class capacity has been reduced so it is important you let us know if you are unable to attend.

During the class

Individual ‘positions’ will be marked on the floor, with one customer per marker. This is to minimise risk and to allow for physical distancing.

Some things you may notice:

  • Some classes may be held in different areas of the building
  • Class capacities have been reduced to ensure a safe physical distance

How you can help us during your class:

  • Please be aware of any floor markings, which have been measured out and follow the guidance of one customer in each floor space.
  • When you arrive find a marked workout zone and place your valuables in it or at the side of the studio.
  • Please sanitise/wash your hands before, during, and after your class.
  • Please clean equipment with the sanitising spray provided before and after use. Wipes will also be available for customers to clean equipment.
  • Please maintain a physical distance between yourself and others at all times.

When your class is over, please leave promptly following your instructor out to allow us to clean and prepare for the next class/customers. Please keep to physical distancing guidance as you leave the area.

If you have booked two consecutive classes, you will still need to leave the area between the two classes. There will be a gap between classes to allow for cleaning.

After your session

Once you have finished your class, our instructor will guide you out of the building. We love to see you, but we have arranged our bookings to carefully manage the number of people in our building at any one time.

Thank you for playing your part in keeping everyone safe.

Gym Guidelines

Shetland Recreational Trust COVID-19 fitness class rules

The main changes you will notice

  • Gym sessions are pre-book only by telephone or via our website
  • Sessions are 60 minutes including entry and exit time
  • There are additional hand sanitisers and positional cleaning stations throughout the gym
  • All pieces of equipment are in use and positional to support physical distancing

How you can help us during your session:

  • Please be aware of any floor markings, which have been measured out and follow the guidance of one customer per workout zone
  • Please sanitise/wash your hands before, during, and after your gym session
  • All customers must clean equipment with sanitising wipes before and after use
  • All customers must always maintain social distance rules
  • Please be respectful of others and limit your time on any piece of equipment to 15-minutes maximum
  • No “spotting” in the gym is permitted
  • When your session is over please leave the gym promptly to allow us to clean and prepare for the next session/customers

Booking & payment

Our gym sessions will be pre-book only by telephone or via our website. You won’t be able to turn up to a session without a booking and can only book one 60 minute session per day. Sessions will be 55 minutes with 5 minutes exiting time at the end.

Sessions can be booked 14 days in advance for subscription holders and 7 days in advance for non-subscription holders.

To book a class you will need to be an SRT Registered User:

  • If you do not have an account with us please call your local centre
  • If you are a Pay and go customer, you will need to pre-pay for your activity

Before you visit

Before your visit there’s some important things that will be different:

  • Our changing room and locker facilities will not be available so please arrive dressed ready for your session.
  • Please bring a pre-filled water bottle – this can be refilled at a water fountain
  • A reduced number of toilets will be available for customer use
  • Please don't visit if you, or anyone in your household, are displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Face coverings have been made mandatory and must be worn when in indoor communal areas (e.g. when you enter a facility). Customers do not have to wear them when taking part in their activity.

Arriving at the Centre

We ask that you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your booked session. If there is a moving queue outside the Centre, please join the queue and keep a safe physical distance whilst entering the building. Entry to the gym is via Zone A (reception).

Please follow any one-way systems that are in place once you have scanned your user card.

After your session

Once you have finished your session, please leave the building. We love to see you, but we have arranged our bookings to carefully manage the number of people in our buildings at any one time.

Thank you for playing your part in keeping everyone safe.

Swimming Guidelines

Shetland Recreational Trust COVID-19 swimming rules

The main changes you will notice

Before your visit there’s some important things that will be different:

  • Please arrive ready to swim, with swimwear under your clothing
  • Our changing room facilities will be reduced. Exit showers and hairdryers, will not be available
  • Lockers will not be available
  • Please bring your own floats or kickboards as they will not be available
  • A reduced number of toilets will be available for customer use
  • A number of items will be available to purchase (by card payment only) at our facilities e.g. swim goggles

Face coverings have been made mandatory and must be worn when in indoor communal areas (e.g. when you enter a facility). Customers do not have to wear them when taking part in their activity.

Please don’t visit if you or anyone in your household, are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

Changing cubicles

Changing cubicles and toilets will be available – those not in use will be clearly marked. Hair dryers will not be available. Please be aware of any guidance signage in the changing village and physical distance between you and others.

Customers can use marked showers to pre-shower. No showering facilities are available post swim.

The pool

The pool and poolside will be different to normal and you will need to follow some new rules. This is to minimise risk and to allow for physical distancing.

How you can help us during your swim:

  • Please sanitise your hands before, during, and after your swim
  • Please follow the lane etiquette guidelines that are displayed on pool side
  • You must swim in the same direction. There are direction signs at the end of the lane
  • You can only overtake at the end of lane, please be aware of other swimmers and let the person behind past at the end of the lane if they are swimming faster than you
  • If you need to take a break please move to corner of lane and face outwards to pool surround
  • All customers must adhere to physical distancing at all times, both in the pool and poolside

When your session is over, the lifeguard will blow the whistle. Please leave the pool promptly and keep to physical distancing guidance as you leave.

Court Guidelines

Shetland Recreational Trust COVID-19 court session rules

The main changes you will notice

Before your visit there’s some important things that will be different:

  • We have implemented social distancing measures - please adhere to these at all times
  • We have increased our cleaning and sanitisation
  • Court bookings are pre-book by telephone
  • Staggered session start times to reduce congestion
  • Not all areas and activities are in use yet

Face coverings have been made mandatory and must be worn when in indoor communal areas (e.g. when you enter a facility). Customers do not have to wear them when taking part in their activity.

Please don’t visit if you or anyone in your household, are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

Booking & payment

Courts are pre-book only via telephone. You won’t be able to turn up to a session without a booking.

Court sessions are 55 minutes on court with 5 minutes at the end to allow us to manage customer flow. You may also book back to back court sessions.

Courts can be booked 14 days in advance.

To book a session you will need to be an SRT Registered User:

  • If you do not have an account with us please call your local centre
  • If you are a Pay and go customer, you will need to pre-pay for your activity

On court

Our court will look different to normal, benches and chairs will not be available. This is to minimise risk. When you arrive on court please be aware of any physical distancing floor markings and any court guidelines displayed.

The main differences you may notice are:

  • There will only be one entrance and exit via Zone B entrance
  • Courts will be set up and clearly marked

Help us during your match:

  • Please sanitise your hands before, during, and after your match
  • Please maintain a physical distance between yourself and others
  • Please keep to your own court and avoid going onto other players courts e.g. to retrieve up balls/other equipment
  • Please avoid touching equipment on court e.g. nets and posts

When your session is over please leave the courts promptly to allow us to prepare for the next session/customers.

If you have booked a back to back session you can continue with your match. However, please be mindful of customers exiting and arriving on court and maintain a physical distance from other.

After your session

Once you have finished your session, please leave the building. We love to see you, but we have arranged our bookings to carefully manage the number of people in our building at any one time.

Thank you for playing your part in keeping everyone safe.

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