Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update 1st April 2021​

Following the latest Government announcement, we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back from Monday 12th April. The way in which we reopened previously was very well received and our focus on safety, hygiene and service will remain. Please see below relevant information to the centre. 

Memberships:

All direct debits that were in place and paid in January will be valid for April, so no immediate payment is needed. The next payment taken for direct debits will be Tuesday 4th May, however there will be some amendments to be made. For any memberships that are paid in full including 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month memberships we will extend your expiry date by the number of days we were closed. Therefore, you will get the membership length you originally paid for. We will arrange all this for you. If you have any further questions about memberships, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our membership secretary Teresa ctb@ampleforth.org.uk 

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool will reopen on Monday 12th April, please see our online timetable for different sessions. To keep you safe whilst swimming please see the information below:

  • Changing rooms and showers will be limited, please come pool ready and shower pre/post at home. Hair dryers will not be in use.
  • Please use the social distancing markers in the changing room, if there is not a place available please wait.
  • All personal belongings will need to be taken onto poolside and lockers must be used. Lockers take a pound coin.
  • Double lanes will be in operation on certain sessions, the directional flow must be adhered to and no overtaking must take place. 
  • The chlorine disinfectant in the water management system complies with the governments regulations.
  • No equipment will be available to use, but some equipment is available to buy. 
  • No more than 10 swimmers in each double width lane.
  • Maximum bather load for all sessions is 45.
  • Please be mindful of others.

Swimming Lessons:

Swimming lessons will commence on Monday 19th April. We are restarting Beginners and shallow end improvers as well as all the deep end classes. It will be a pleasure to get all the kids back swimming, but we still need to be mindful that tight Covid-19 restrictions are in place for the safety of all. All toddler splash classes and new starters will be on hold until September. If your child is on the waiting list please be patient, we are doing everything we can. Our Swimming lesson Manager Karen Teasdale is currently organising all the groups and will be sending out individual emails to all parents who have children within our swim school. If you need any further information, please contact Karen on klt@ampleforth.org.uk 

We are pleased to announce that we will be running swimming crash courses for beginners, shallow end improvers and toddlers aged 3+ this summer. These will be run from:

  • June 1st-4th June
  • July 26th - 30th July
  • August 23rd - 27th August 
  • August 30th -3rd September 

If you require any further information on these please contact Tilly on mvt@ampleforth.org.uk

Fitness Suite

Our Brand-new fitness suite will reopen on Monday 12th April. We have a booking system in place for the evening sessions from 5pm-9pm Monday to Friday. Booking will be available via the App closer to the date of opening. All other times will remain as before. 

  • Hand sanitiser units and cleaning products are available throughout the gym.
  • Wipe down the machines and equipment thoroughly before and after use with the cleaning materials provided.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures in place daily
  • No spotting unless they are part of the same household.
  • Please do not bring your own gym towel.
  • Fitness classes will be on hold due to government guidance and will hopefully restart on Monday 17th May.

Further Information on how we are keeping you safe:

  • On arrival at the Centre, a hygiene station is available. Please sanitise your hands before entering the building.
  • Face masks must be always worn when moving around the centre, this includes in changing rooms.
  • There is a separate entry and exit from the Centre for all users. 
  • Track and trace will be in place, please be prepared to give your name and a contact number on arrival. 
  • Only one person to access the stairs at a time, also please give way to people down the corridor to allow for social distancing to take place.
  • We have sanitiser units around the Centre, please use as frequent as needed.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures daily after every session.
  • Covid safety signs and social distancing markers will be in place.
  • We will constantly review our guidance and make any necessary changes.

Squash courts at this present moment will remain closed and sports hall activities e.g., Football. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these very difficult times, We cannot wait to have you back in the centre and for everyone to lead a fit, active and healthy lifestyle.