CODE OF COOPERATION
Your health is our top priority and in accordance with governmental orders and guidelines, we are pleased to announce a carefully planned, comprehensive approach to reopening. We will work together, staff with members to cooperatively improve everyone’s well-being.
Preparing for Your Return: In addition to following government issued guidelines, World Gym is taking extra precautions to help our members and staff stay safe and healthy. This includes extensive cleaning protocols and social/physical distancing practices within all areas of the gym.
Taking A Comprehensive Approach: We continue to follow stringent protocols for proper cleaning, disinfection and sanitation, operations and maintenance, as well as adding additional procedures and staff to achieve a new level of cleanliness.
Adding More Deep Cleans: We have expanded the sanitation/disinfection of high-touch surfaces. Hours and schedules have been adjusted to allow for daily and overnight deep cleaning.
Enhancing Our Procedures: Individual spray bottles and cleaning cloths will be distributed to each member as they enter the building to ensure all machines and weights are being wiped pre and post use with minimal cross contamination. Government suggested disinfectants that kills the COVID-19 virus along with ELECTROSTATIC Sprayers will be used to ensure all areas remain clean and virus free.
Providing Self-Cleaning and Sanitizing Stations: Sanitization stations have been strategically located with spray and wipes in close proximity to all equipment. Alcohol based hand sanitization units will be conveniently located throughout the club.
Implementing A Safer Way to Be Together: We are taking careful actions to facilitate social/physical distancing. Look for extra signs to guide you through each space and help us all practice social/physical distancing.
Prioritizing Staff Safety: World Gym is dedicated to the health and safety of our entire community, including our great staff. In addition to adapting the environment in which they work to help ensure adequate spacing, our personnel will be required to wear masks. Upon arrival to the gym each staff member will be temperature checked by management prior to beginning their shift. This helps us to keep in line with government orders and guidelines and protect all staff and members. Any staff that does not meet the temperature criteria will be sent home. If any staff member is experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, they will not be permitted to work that day and will be advised to seek medical attention.
Providing Additional Equipment Spacing: You will notice increased spacing between equipment and within workout areas to allow for appropriate social/physical distancing. Various signs will indicate the equipment in use and those pieces that will be rotated into use. Additional signs will instruct you to respect each other’s distance and use only certain pieces of equipment.
Modifying Group Fitness Classes & World Gym Athletics: Due to regulations and guidelines provided, we will be limiting attendance to both Group Fitness and World Gym Athletics classes. Group fitness classes will require reservations, and schedules will be adjusted to be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines and to allow for thorough cleaning between classes. We will put out a condensed schedule in place that still allows for the most popular styles of classes along with the instructors and coaches you are familiar with. Look for floor indicators in your class, placed 6 feet apart to help practice social/physical distancing. Equipment, when applicable, will be laid out for you at the beginning of class. Classes will be spaced to allow for the sanitizing of the room and equipment.
Adjusting Our Kids World: A clean, safe environment is always a top priority for our little members. Extra effort will be made to clean, sanitize and disinfect several times throughout the day. Due to regulations and guidelines provided, we will be limiting attendance to Kids World. Kids World will require reservations, and schedules will be adjusted to be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines and to allow for thorough cleaning between supervised play sessions.
Modifying Locker Rooms: Based on governmental orders and guidelines to reopen, we will continue to practice social/ physical distancing and only certain lockers will be available for use and they will be spaced out accordingly. We will perform frequent sanitization of shared surfaces throughout the day using EPA-registered, virus-killing disinfectants.
Providing a More Personal, Personal Training Experience: Staff will clean and wipe down each piece of equipment before and after each use. To protect members and coaches we will practice social/physical distancing of 6 feet during 1:1 session, eliminate any physical contact and masks will be required to be worn by all staff. When available, training may be done outdoors or in other areas in the club to help encourage health and safety.
WE ASK THAT OUR MEMBERS,
Respect Physical/Social Distancing: We know you are excited to see your workout buddies again. However, we ask that everyone avoid any person-to-person contact, including first bumps, shaking hands, high fives and hugs. You can cheer on your fellow athletes and workout buddies from a distance. For the health and safety of all members and staff, please take social/ physical distancing seriously and abide by club signage and equipment selections. Where signage is not posted, please adhere to the minimum 6' rule.
Take A Concerned Approach: Please utilize the Sanitation Stations that have been provided and strategically placed throughout the facility. Both before and after using a piece of equipment, please take the time to wipe it down thoroughly and dispose of the items properly in the provided trash receptacles. If you are unsure of how to properly use the sanitizing wipes or equipment, please ask a staff member for assistance.
Sanitize Often: Upon entering the facility, please sanitize your hands immediately and make good use of our Sanitation Stations throughout the facility during your workouts. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds prior to leaving the facility and for good measure sanitize them again as you leave.
Help Us, Help You: No, we are not asking that you approach other members and enforce our code, but if you see a piece of equipment or part of the facility that may need some attention, please notify us immediately. The more eyes we have monitoring the facility, the better we can serve you. If for some reason you feel as though there is a safety concern in regard to another member not doing their part, please do not approach them, but instead, notify us so we may address it.
Be Patient with Others: The club should be a safe haven and welcoming environment for all. This includes our hard working and caring staff members. Please understand that with some of these new guidelines you may need to wait a little longer for assistance or will be required to adjust your schedule or workouts. We ask that you treat all other members and our staff with respect and dignity and appreciate your patience as we navigate this new terrain together. And as always, should you have a suggestion, please let us know.
Self-Regulate Your Health: We are not medical professionals, but are required to follow local, provincial and federal guidelines for health and safety. Therefore, if you have SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND: fever of any degree, cough, runny nose, etc. Please do not come to the club. STAY HOME. Seek the help of a medical professional before resuming your workouts here at the gym. If for some reason you do test positive for COVID19 and have visited the gym, please notify us immediately so we can take even further action for the safety of our fitness family.
Limit Use of Kids Club: If you need to utilize the services of our Kids Club, we ask that you understand our need for strict adherence to our NO SICK CHILD policy. Each child will be subject to a Temperature Check, and if we suspect or notice any possible symptoms: cough, fever, runny nose- we will deny entry and ask for your understanding in the matter. Limited reservations may be required so please be understanding and patient with this process. We are highly sensitive to the needs of our young members and appreciate your cooperation.
Understand Your Responsibility: By returning to the facility, I understand that I must do my part to help keep the facility open, and to keep myself and my fellow members and staff safe and healthy. I agree to abide by the Code of Cooperation and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I reaffirm the Waiver which I executed on my original Member Agreement, and voluntarily assume the risk of use of these facilities.
As we navigate through the reopening of our gym, there will likely be some new challenges and adjustments to daily operations.
Amenities and programming will vary with time and be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines. We appreciate your help and understanding as we work through this time together.
UPDATED DEC 20TH 2020:
World Gym Management and Staff would like to thank all of our members who have and continue to do their part in helping us with our ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19!
Our top priority right now at World Gym is to keep our facility and community safe from the virus. We also recognize that the gym, and physical activity as a whole, play a prominent part in the physical and mental health of many. As such, we will continue to push forward with our efforts to ensure that we are doing everything we can to stay open during these difficult times. We must ALL do our part to stay safe and to keep our gym open!
Again, THANK YOU for doing your part!
All Members will be required to answer 3 short COVID-19 related questions every time they enter the facility. These questions are to ensure that anyone entering the facility is not a potential carrier of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of all those who attend World Gym Dartmouth. We respectfully ask that you answer these questions honestly.
Maintaining physical distancing of a minimum six (6) feet between staff and other members when in the club.
Face Masks MUST be properly worn at all times when in the facility. The use of face masks will be mandatory while in the club. Masks must fit securely around your mouth, nose and chin. Temporary removal of your mask will be permitted ONLY when you are engaged in physical activity. Therefore, you must enter and exit the facility wearing a face mask. When walking around the entire facility and anywhere in the locker rooms your mask needs to be on (with the exception of showers). Members should have their face masks on them at all times and are NOT permitted to leave their face masks in their lockers.
Members MUST follow all directional signage and arrows.
You must stay within your marked box on the gym floor. Partner training is allowed with a MAX of two (2) members per box with the non-training member wearing a mask. Members will not use or stand on any equipment that is blocked off for social distancing.
In order to maintain the safety and comfort of all members, large gym bags are NOT allowed on the gym floor. Small bags including: Fanny Packs, String Bags etc. will be accepted. If you are concerned about the size of your bag, please ask our front desk for clarification. Please understand that staff will approach you if your bag is too large and ask that you stow it in the locker room during your workout.
Actions such as: Hugging, Handshakes, Fist Bumps, Pats and any other physical touching of another member are not allowed within the club. Due to the nature and spread of the COVID-19 virus engaging in these types of actions will only further the spread.
Before you scan in, please take one spray bottle/cloth and use them to wipe each piece of equipment before and after using. Return both the spray bottle and cloth to their designated bins at the exit when you are leaving. Members are only permitted to enter the facility if there is a disinfectant spray bottle available for them. If you see there is no bottles/cloths left on our table that means we are at maximum capacity and you must wait outside until a member leaves.
Before entering the club, please use the hand sanitizer next to the spray bottles/cloths. Wash your hands before leaving the locker rooms. We have hand sanitizer available throughout the facility for your use as well and we encourage all members to frequently use it.
Our staff understands what is expected of them and what is expected of our members. We have made the entire staff aware of these polices and to follow them as such. Failure of staff to follow these protocols will result in disciplinary action.
Thank you to all who have been following the rules thus far. Your continued efforts have gotten us a long way and we notice and thank you. Between our members and our staff’s continued efforts we will come out on top. Again, thank you for your continued cooperation!
-World Gym Management