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Safety during leisure activities | Covid-19 information for leisure centres | Birmingham City Council

Key announcements

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Safety during leisure activities

Social distancing

  • We now have a booking system in place so we can control the number of people in the centre at any one time. All visits must be pre-booked, please use our website to book or telephone the facility direct. Please note, you can only book 48hrs in advance.
  • Entry, movement around the buildings and exiting is clearly signposted. There are directional signs carefully placed from outside the centre and throughout inside that will guide you.
  • Social distancing must always be maintained; there are signs to assist you to maintain a safe distance.
  • Please do not turn up too early for your session; this will assist with queuing.
  • If you are asked to queue you may be queuing outside so you may want to bring an umbrella or coat.
  • You will be greeted at the entrance by a member of staff who will check to make sure you are booked in before allowing you into the facility.
  • We have re-designed the gym into areas of safe spaces to workout.
  • We have reduced group exercise class sizes and we are using additional spaces where we can to accommodate classes, such as sports halls or outdoors.
  • First aid, if required, will be administered by trained staff using appropriate PPE.

Cleaning measures

  • We have enhanced cleaning regimes that follow fitness industry and Public Health England guidelines. Our dedicated staff will be cleaning throughout the day working to a comprehensive cleaning protocol.
  • All high frequency touch points will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • We are going above and beyond guidelines where possible to keep you safe, and we will continually monitor and update our safety measures if the situation changes.
  • Cleaning spray and paper towels are available for you to use for touch points.
  • Hand sanitiser stations have been carefully located throughout the centre for members and staff to use. We also have hand washing available at each site.

Additional information

  • You must use the hand sanitiser station when entering the centre.
  • You must observe social distancing at all times.
  • You must stay at home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This includes loss of smell/taste, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath or a continuous new cough.
  • Please use contactless payments when possible to avoid contact.
  • In line with government guidance you must wear a face covering at all times within the centre except during physical activity.