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Sports Safety Measures

Following the Government announcement, we are pleased to share the latest information on the reopening of our centres.

It’s been a challenging start to the year for us all, but this update is very much welcomed by the leisure industry and we look forward to getting the nation back active in 2021. We’re so pleased we’re once again able to support our local communities. Like everyone else, over the coming months, our focus is to safely reopen our centres as soon as we can.

Thank you all for your continued support.

We are working hard to ensure our centres remain a safe environment for all. Below are details for the measures we are taking around our centres and specifically to certain facilities/activities within them.

Please be aware, not all of the below facilities may reopen at your local leisure centre in the first instance – this is dependent on the specific plans that have been agreed with your local authority.

Please ensure you read this information thoroughly before visiting the centre. All the measures detailed below are based on government guidance, professional bodies and our own risk assessments.

Swim England Return to Pool guidance – Pool Guidance Information
British Triathlon guidance – Guidance Information
Sub Aqua guidance – Guidance Information

COVID secure measures for sports

Please note: All sports activity is subject to individual Governing Body guidance and Government legislation

Please be aware that any sports not listed below, are not currently available in our centres. We will update this page and will notify customers as soon as more are added.

The rule or 6 or 2 households applies for all sports.

The general measures will apply as well as the individual sports measures as outlined below:

Badminton (including No Strings Badminton)

Open in Step 2 – for household groups from 12th April and in Step 3 adhering to the rule of 6 – from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)Singles and doubles can take place in groups of people from different households (meaning four people from different households can play doubles). This is on the understanding that players remain socially distanced and adhere to the rule of 6.

  • Singles and doubles can be played using all areas of the court, within the respective court markings – if social distancing between adjacent courts cannot be maintained, you should only use the singles court markings
  • Equipment hire is only available at some sites, we advise bringing your own equipment where available
  • Where players are not from the same household or part of a support bubble, we ask that you follow Government advice on staying safe and maintaining social distancing both during and before/after play
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high fiving)
  • Avoid chasing the shuttle down towards another court if other players are using it
  • For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player will take the shot if a shuttle travels to the centre of the court

Table Tennis

Open in Step 2 – for household groups 12th April and in Step 3 adhering to the rule of 6 – from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)We ask that all players use their own bats and equipment

  • We ask that there are no more than six players to a court/table. This is based on two players playing, four people watching and them rotating after games/sets is allowed
  • Please do not change ends
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high fiving)
  • Please do not breathe on the ball or bat to clean it
  • Please do not wipe your hands on the table

Squash

Open in Step 2 – for household groups from 12th April and in Step 3 adhering to the rule of 6- from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)
Customers must adhere to the rule of 6 or 2 households whilst playing squash.

  • The general measures detailed above will apply
  • Equipment hire is only available at some sites, we advise bringing your own equipment where available
  • All sessions must be booked in advance via the website or the app
  • Members from the same household or bubble can do:
    Match play /full squash game
    Coach led /supervised activity
  • Individuals can do:
    Single player (solo)practices
    Coach led /supervised activity
  • Two members from different households can:
    Play modified version of squash – ‘Sides’
    Socially distanced practices
    Coach led /supervised activity
  • There should be no more than two players on court at one time including coaching
  • Protective eyewear is strongly recommended for all players. Do not share equipment
  • Customers are requested not to touch the court floor or walls. Please wipe your hands on your towel or sweatband
  • Customers are asked to clean down touchpoints following use

Football

Open in Step 1 – from 29th March for outdoor pitches only. Open on Step 3 from 17th May for indoor football (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • All customers will be required to book and pay online prior to attending. No payments will be accepted on site
  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your booking
  • Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the pitch and avoid touching your face
  • Lead booker to ensure they have contact details for all players to comply with NHS Test and Trace
  • Team goal celebrations should be avoided
  • Ball handling should be kept to a minimum – kick-ins instead of throw-ins
  • Players are reminded not to share equipment e.g. bibs, gloves and cones
  • If equipment is shared please ensure you disinfect it regularly using the sanitiser provided
  • Players to leave the pitch promptly at the end of their booking period
  • Players are to social distance pre and post games
  • Spectators & coaches are limited to (discrete) 6 person gatherings and social distanced

Tennis

Open in Step 1 – from 29th March for outdoor courts only. Open in Step 2 from 12th April for household groups and Step 3 from 17th May for indoor courts (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The rule or 6 or 2 household applies when playing tennis from Step 3.
  • Bookings will be on the hour and will be for a maximum of 50 minutes. This will allow 10 minutes after the booking for changeover
  • We asked that you only handle your own rackets and (marked) tennis balls
  • Please avoid changing ends or change at opposite sides of the net
  • No shaking hands or physical contact with other players
  • A maximum of four people are allowed on the court at one time
  • We ask that you always maintain social distancing and allow others to leave the court before you enter

Outdoor Hockey

Open in Step 1 – from 29th March (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • Please do not share equipment. Players must use their own equipment only
  • Competitive contact match play (11 a side or smaller) is permitted. When play stops ensure groups of no more than 6

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active app.

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COVID secure measures for our climbing walls

Please be aware, some of the below measures may only be applicable to specific climbing walls. This is dependant on their size and location.Open in Step 2 for individual or household groups from 12th April and in Step 3 for adult courses from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • Sessions are to be pre-booked via the website and app
  • Sessions will be limited to 90 minutes on the larger walls and 50 minutes elsewhere, with a ‘clean-down’ time in between
  • Customers must have completed an Everyone Active climbing competency assessment to book unless under the supervision of a registered climber. If you need to arrange to complete a competency assessment please contact your local Everyone Active climbing wall
  • We would respectfully request that only one session is booked per customer, per day to give all customers access to the facility
  • A one way system will be in place throughout the centre and the climbing area. Please follow directional signage
  • Climbers are requested to leave two climbing lines between them and other groups of climbers to maintain social distancing
  • We recommend the use of liquid chalk
  • Hand sanitising stations will be located around the climbing wall for both customers and colleagues to utilise. We request that you sanitise your hands before entering, between climbs and before leaving
  • Climbing instructors will be operating and will be required to maintain social distancing

COVID secure measures for clip n climb & Top Rock

Please be aware, some of the below measures may only be applicable to specific climbing walls. This is dependant on their size and location.

Open in Step 2 – for under 18’s from 12th April and in Step 3 for adults and public use- from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures.
  • Sessions are to be pre-booked via the website and app
  • Sessions will be limited to 50 minutes with a ‘clean-down’ time in between
  • We request that you sanitise your hands before entering, between climbs and before leaving
  • Our colleagues will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect you and them
  • Equipment will be quarantined after each use

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active app.

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COVID secure measures for our golf courses

Our golf courses are now open, we must not forget that it is still very important that we follow Government guidance regarding the coronavirus.
Our number one priority is ensuring our customers and colleagues remain safe, so we have outlined the following measures that will be implemented across all Everyone Active golf clubs:

Social distancing measures

To ensure all our customers and colleagues adhere to the recommended 2m distancing, we ask that everyone follows the below rules:

Open in Step 1 -from 29th March (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures.
  • Players must adhere to the rule of 6 or 2 households, whilst still maintaining social distancing measures
  • Club houses will be closed
  • A one-way system will remain in operation, both on the course and its surrounding areas
  • Two-metre zones will be clearly marked on the floor within clubs, on balconies and around tee-boxes
  • Where possible, all customers will be required to book online prior to attending the course
  • Where possible, all customers will be required to make payment online when making their booking. There will be no cash payments available.
  • You will need to provide visual proof of your booking. This can be the confirmation email for your booking (printed or shown on your mobile), If booked via the app, your booking confirmation will be available to show in the “My Bookings & Favourites” tile
  • All players will be asked to wait in their car until the first tee clears
  • We have a strict 4 ball (players) maximum rule in accordance with the Government guidelines. Any group breaking this rule will be asked to leave the course
  • All customers are to leave the course immediately after their round
  • All customer will need to adhere to course rules including “slow play” regulations. If a faster player has caught up, allow them to play through on the next available tee and observe social distancing. Please Note: Anyone that is found to not be following these rules will be asked to leave the course

Golf Simulator

Open in Stage 3- from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • Ensure that no more than 3 players are booked onto each session. The rule of 6 or 2 households applies
  • Sessions are 50 minutes and booked via the app or online
  • All users must adhere to social distancing whilst using the area
  • All users bring their own equipment, clubs and balls

Cleanliness

We will be avoiding all customers and colleagues from touching surfaces within the clubs. Consequently, the following will not be available:

  • Rakes
  • Ball cleaners
  • Seating benches
  • Buggies and trolleys

Limited hire equipment is currently available at selected courses only. Therefore, where possible, we advise bringing all your own equipment or contacting your local course to ask what hire equipment is available before visiting. Where hire equipment is available, they will be sterilised between uses.

Other facilities may not be available at your local club, due to social distancing measures. Please check with your local club for details.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available within all our clubs and signage will be placed to remind people of the rules and Government advice. Where possible, we would ask all members to also bring their own hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes. We ask that you do not visit the golf course if you are unwell or have been advised to stay at home. Further detail on this advice can be found here.

Please contact your local club directly for any further information. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you back on the course.

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active app.

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COVID secure measures for our cricket nets

We are following the recommended guidance from the Government & ECB guidelines. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this information prior to booking online and visiting:

Open in Step 1 – from 29th March (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times
  • All customers will be required to book and pay online prior to attending. No payments will be accepted on site
  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your booking
  • Customers must use their own equipment. No hire equipment will be available
  • Batsman must not pick up and throw the ball to return to the bowler. Please kick or bat the ball back
  • Do not use saliva or sweat on the cricket balls

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active App.

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COVID secure measures for our athletics facilities

Open in Step 1 – from 29th March (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • All lanes are bookable online only. No payments will be accepted on site
  • Only alternate lanes will be available to book
  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your booking
  • Field areas are open for affiliated club use only
  • Customers must use their own equipment – no sharing of equipment
  • Limited hire equipment may be available at some sites. Please contact your local centre for details before visiting

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active App.

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COVID secure measures for our ice rinks

Open in Step 2 – for under 18’s from 12th April and in Step 3 for adults and public use – from 17th May (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • Step 2 – Under 18’s courses and lessons can operate as normal, all other activity is not permitted
  • Step 3 – General sessions, coaching and lessons can operate as normal. Adult ice hockey – rule of 6 applies
  • Sessions are to be pre-booked via the website and app
  • Customers over 11 years old are required to wear face coverings in off-ice areas, from the point of the ice rink entry. Customers can remove face coverings whilst on the ice pad but must replace them when they come off of it (including spectating)
  • Public skating will run at reduced occupancy and for competent skaters only. This may include further reductions if there is a lack of off-ice space for putting on skates
  • Skate hire is available and a separate collection and drop off point will be in operation
  • Skate School will operate from Level 4 upwards and all students will need to bring their own skates
  • Customers must skate in the same direction and maintain social distancing including when overtaking other skaters
  • Please keep moving where possible
  • Don’t skate at excessive speeds
  • Customers will not be able to gather in groups on or off the ice
  • We ask all customers to maintain social distancing whilst on and off the ice
  • Once the session has finished, skaters must vacate the ice following the directional signage and leave the venue promptly

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active app.

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COVID secure measures for ski and ski courses

Open in Step 1 – from 29th March (please note this is the earliest time indicated by Government and may move backwards)

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • Sessions are to be pre-booked via the website and app
  • Reduced occupancy levels set using government social distance guidance and guidance from Snowsport England
  • The Nursery Slope will remain closed until further notice
  • Clear signage on display at the foot of each slope detailing key information on numbers and expected protocols from customers and colleagues
  • All customers will be required to pre-book for a session online via booking system or App
  • Casual sessions will be a maximum of 50 minutes long, with 10 minutes at the end to allow for cleaning of equipment
  • Booking confirmation sent to parents requesting that only one parent attends with their children and containing a link to the Everyone Active reopening measures for ski and snowboarding
  • Sessions will have set start times and leave gaps at the end to allow for cleaning and social distancing
  • Adults and children over 11 years old must wear face coverings and gloves when using the tows
  • All social spaces will remain closed
  • Viewing area for parents set up to maintain social distancing with signage and markers to encourage compliance

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active app.

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