Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 1 December 2020
HINCKLEY’S GYMS and leisure centres will re-open their doors to avid gym-goers and users tomorrow morning (2 December) as the national English lockdown is lifted and the town heads into Tier 3 restrictions.
Whilst gym buffs and fitness fanatics will no longer be under a lockdown and will be able to resume training at the venues again, strict rules and restrictions have been put in place to tackle the spread of the coronavirus as Hinckley are in the highest ‘tier’, Tier 3.
On social media, a spokesperson for Hinckley Leisure Centre has revealed the differences and restrictions that members will face when they return tomorrow. These have been listed below.
- Follow direction arrows on the floor throughout the building
- Only attend with a previous booking which has been made through the mobile app, website, or over the phone
- Wear a face mask or face covering, except when exercising, eating, or drinking
- Regularly sanitise hands by using hand sanitiser
- Wipe down gym equipment after use
The gym facilities, lane swimming, parent and child swimming lessons, badminton for over-18s, will all resume again.
The studio classes will not be able to go ahead as following Government guidance surrounding Tier 3.
Re-opened facilities and changes
Members will be able to purchase food and drink from the on-site café.
Hair dryers are currently out of bounds, however members can still dry their hands on the hand dryers.
Swimmers are being asked to attend their sessions ‘swim-ready’. Swimmers will be able to use the changing rooms and showers before and after their sessions, and lockers are still available to use.
Gym-goers are unable to use the changing rooms and showers at this moment in time, but like those attending for swimming, they can still use lockers.
Bosses at the fitness facility are urging members to bring ‘minimal belongings’ if they do bring any along with them into their sessions, as the Leisure Centre are unable to allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios.
Members are further being encouraged to bring their own mats to gym sessions as a safety measure due to the coronavirus pandemic.