EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE
RE-OPENING AT ROCHESTER HEALTH CLUB!
WHEN WILL RHC REOPEN?
As per Government confirmation, we reopened on Monday 12th April 2021! Our extended opening hours will now be 5am-10pm Weekdays and 6am-8pm Weekends.
WILL ALL FACILITIES BE OPEN?
Our Gym, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Sun Bed will reopen on the 12th April 2021. Our group exercise classes will resume from the 17th May 2021. Following Government guidelines our Saunas and Steam Rooms will remain closed and at this time children’s swim at the weekend will be postponed until further notice.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SINCE THE COMPULSORY CLOSURE?
We have been working extremely hard throughout the compulsive closure to ensure that RHC offers the safest environment for our staff and members. We have carried out an extensive deep clean and will continue the highest standards of cleanliness once reopen with increased sanitising, both by hand and with an on-site fogging machine. Our Gym equipment has been re-spaced to allow for social distancing and numerous hand-sanitising stations have been installed. The new gym layout hosts a one-way system to eliminate unnecessary contact and PPE sneeze guards have been erected at our reception area. At RHC we host a fresh air Air-Conditioning system, which carries out a continuous air change and is the only ventilation system approved by the UK Government.
Along with COVID Prevention preparation we have also spent the time improving our current offering by giving the Gym a brand new look, fully renovating the Ladies showers and changing facilities and installing a brand new coffee/shake bar and lounge.
ARE NEW MEMBERS WELCOME?
Yes! We do currently have membership availability. New members are welcome to visit anytime from the 12thApril for a no-obligation look around. There is no need to book an appointment so call in at a time that suits you. Please Note: We do anticipate that we may be quite busy upon reopening so please ensure to allow yourself enough time for your visit.
WILL I NEED TO BOOK TO ATTEND THE GYM?
It will not be necessary to book to attend the Gym. We do however ask members to be mindful of our peak hours (5-8pm Weekdays) and avoid training at these hours when possible. We will now be open from 5am Weekdays.
WILL I NEED TO BOOK TO ATTEND CLASSES OR SWIMMING?
Yes! It will be necessary to book to attend classes and the swimming pool, as these areas will need to host lower attendance in order to comply with social distancing until the 19th July 2021, This can be done the day before you wish to attend and by calling the main reception number of 01634 400003. Access to the Swimming Pool will be for one hour and Classes and Swimming can only be booked at earliest the day before. Don't forget! Classes are due to restart from the 17thMay.
WILL THE CHANGING FACILITIES & SHOWERS BE OPEN?
Following Government guidelines it is advised that members should arrive ready for their workout and avoid using the changing facilities and showers whenever possible. With this in mind our changing rooms and shower facilities will be open to members that need to use them.
We will no longer be able to hold personal belongings such as car keys at reception and therefore it is highly recommended that members use the lockers provided. Don’t forget your padlock for the male lockers and one pound coin for the ladies! Any lost property will be held for one day before being disposed of.
AM I REQUIRED TO SANTITISE EQUIPMENT?
All members MUST collect a bottle of surface sanitiser & J-Cloth from reception upon arrival to sanitise equipment before & after use. This bottle should be carried on your persons throughout your visit to avoid any double handling of the surface sanitiser bottles. When leaving, your bottle should be returned to reception and Cloth disposed of in the bin near by. Your bottle will then be sanitised by a member of staff and redistributed with a new Cloth. Failure to comply with this rule may result in your membership being suspended.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS?
We would like to remind our members that should they be feeling unwell or be showing any symptoms of Corona Virus that they should stay at home! Members are encouraged to regularly wash and sanitise their hands while onsite. You will find hand-sanitising stations in main contact areas throughout the full facility. All gym equipment has been re-spaced to allow for social distancing. We ask members to be aware of social distancing when moving through the facility, giving way to members at pinch points and obeying the Gym floor one way system to eliminate contact.
HOW LONG CAN I STAY AT THE GYM?
Although you will not have to book to attend the Gym, we do ask our members to be mindful of others and complete your workout in a timely manor.
SHOULD I WEAR PPE WHEN WORKING OUT?
Your PPE is personal preference. Wearing a face covering is optional and not required by law.
CAN I TAKE BAGS ONTO THE GYM FLOOR?
Bags are NOT permitted on the Gym floor. This includes all bag types including Hand Bag, Boxing, Holdall or Wash Bags. Please use the lockers provided and ensure to sanitise these before and after use. Don’t forget your padlock for the male lockers and one pound coin for the ladies!
CAN I STILL BOOK MY FREE 1-2-1 PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM EVERY SIX-WEEK?
Yes! Our instructors will offer to wear a face mask during this time as extra precaution.
CAN NON-MEMBERS STILL ATTEND CLASSES OR ACCESS THE GYM ON A DAY FEE?
Due to class & swim limits, at this time RHC will be strictly a members only club. This means only members can book to attend classes and access the facilities until further notice.
WILL STAFF BE ABLE TO FILL MY WATER BOTTLE?
To avoid double handling of water bottles we will no longer be able to refill your water bottles at reception. Please arrive prepared for your workout with enough water or purchase a bottle from reception.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN'S SWIM?
At this time we will not be hosting children's swim. We will look to re-introduce this with the relax of social distancing restrictions.
HOW CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
We now accept Cash, Card Payment, Contactless Card Payment, Android Payment and Apple Pay. Where possible please always opt for contactless payment.