Reopening Information

WE ARE REOPENING OUR FACILITY ON SATURDAY 25TH JULY

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to our facility.
Alongside an extensive refurbishment, we have redefined our cleaning and safety standards to ensure all visitors, members, coaches and instructors are provided with a safe environment to work and workout.
Our reopening processes have been developed in line with government guidance and in accordance with the UK active framework for the re-opening of gyms, leisure centres and the wider fitness industry during social distancing.
We are committed to ensuring our facility is a safe space for all. To make sure you are familiar with our new protocols please read our below guidance ahead of arriving at the facility.
If you have any further questions about visiting our facility once you have read the below please do not hesitate to contact Claire on 07971 755579 or email info@theboxportsmouth.com.

GENERAL FACILITY

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GYMNASIUM

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DANCE STUDIO

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GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION

You should not attend The Box Portsmouth facility if you show or have any signs of COVID-19 (temperature, cough and difficulty breathing). If this occurs please stay at home and follow the government isolation regulations.

Maintaining Social Distance

We have improved the entrance flow through the facility. A single entrance door now, provides direct access to the gymnasium and stairs to the studio.
Upon arrival safety posters and signage will be on display informing you of the relevant protocols to follow and pathways will be clearly marked.
For all gymnasium and studio sessions there will be a 15 minute break in between each class to avoid any class changeover congestion. Please only arrive a few minutes prior to your sessions commencing.
Floor markings will be in place in both the gymnasium and dance studio to indicate social distancing positions for class attendees to adhere to.

Cleaning & Sanitisation

A hand sanitisation station will be available on entrance to the facility and at various points throughout. Please sanitise your hands on entering and exiting the facility.
We have invested heavily in new cleaning equipment and increased the frequency of our cleaning procedures to ensure our space is safe and virus free. High contact touch points will be cleaned daily.
Class participants will be asked to clean any equipment following its usage. Cleaning solutions and wipes will be made readily available.

Amenities

Toilets will be open for use upon reopening and relevant signage will be issued to maintain social distancing in this area
Our showering and changing cubicles will remain closed. You are advised to enter and exit the building in your workout / dance wear.
Vending machines will remain in use and will be cleaned regularly.
Water will still be available via the kitchen for anyone wishing to fill up water bottles.
Card / contactless payment is preferred

GYMNASIUM INFORMATION

Please ensure that you also read our general facility information prior to attending The Box Portsmouth gymnasium

CLASS, PT & OPEN GYM BOOKINGS

It is essential that you book your classes and open gym sessions via our goteamup system ahead of coming to the facility.
Classes will be restricted to a maximum of 10 participants with each participant having a designated 3m by 3m workout station. This will house all the necessary equipment for the session.
Open gym and personal training pods will be set up within the Strength Shed and must be pre-booked via the goteamup system. Personal trainers will be responsible for booking the space for their clients.
In the event where you have booked a session but can no longer attend please deregister as soon as possible to free up the space for another person to attend. Class bookings will open up two days before the event and we request that you deregister no later than three hours before the session starts.

ATTENDANCE ETIQUETTE

All equipment and workout areas must be cleaned thoroughly after its use by participants. Cleaning solutions and wipes will be readily available within your workout stations.
Currently sweat towels should not be used within the facility.
We will not be providing access to chalk via chalk buckets during this time. We recommend purchasing liquid chalk that you can bring with you for your workouts.
Please adhere to social distancing measures at all times within the facility. We will have a strict 'no waiting around' in groups policy.
Workout scores will not be required to be individually written on the board following a workout at this time. The class coach will be the only designated person to write on the whiteboard. We will be encouraging class participants to upload their workout results on our beyond the whiteboard app.

DANCE STUDIO INFORMATION

Please ensure that you also read our general facility information prior to attending The Box Portsmouth studio

CLASS INFORMATION

The current maximum studio capacity with social distancing is 15 participants (including instructors). Please ensure that you make the relevant class booking with you dance / fitness class provider prior to attending the studio.
Floor markings will be in place within the studio to assist participants to follow social distancing measures.
Windows will be open and fans provided to ensure you are kept cool and to assist with studio air flow.
Studio spectators or any live organised shows / performances are not permitted at this time.

ATTENDANCE ETIQUETTE

All studio mats and workout areas must be cleaned thoroughly after use by participants. Cleaning solutions and wipes will be readily available within your workout stations.
Currently sweat towels should not be used within the facility.
Please adhere to social distancing measures at all times within the facility. We will have a strict 'no waiting around' in groups policy.