The Fitness Centre must be thoroughly cleaned with detergent and water and subsequently disinfected before resuming operation
Employees and Gym Members MUST NOT report to work/to the gym if they have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or loss of the sense of taste/smell. If in doubt call the COVID Hotline at 462-6843
Gym Owners can consider the use of a touchless infrared thermometer to check the temperature of Gym Members each day before they enter. Any person who has a temperature of 99°F and above, should not be allowed to return until they have no fever and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms. *Follow guidelines on Taking Temperature
Employees must wear their facemask while at work
Wearing a facemask is not mandatory while exercising
Gym Member MUST perform hand hygiene before entering the Fitness Centre. Hands must be washed under running water using liquid soap for a minimum of 20 seconds.
Owners must provide hand sanitizer at key points in the facility
There must be crowd control at peak hours (early in the morning and in the evening) to achieve physical distancing. Limit the capacity to 10-15 persons at a time during peak hours. *The capacity can increase depending on the size of the gym and the amount of equipment. This must be determined by Inspectors attached to CBH
Gym Members waiting to enter the gym can do so in their vehicle or wait in a designated area with markings 6ft apart.
The equipment in the fitness centre should be of an impervious material to facilitate easy cleaning and disinfection.
Consider workout lengths of maximum 1 hour to avoid unnecessary exposure, decrease congestion, allow for a faster rotation, and to allow for disinfection.
Gym Members are advised to walk with their own disinfectant wipes or liquid to disinfect the equipment they come in contact with before and after use.
Gym Owners must provide disinfectants for disinfecting the equipment, which should be applied using a disposable cloth or paper towel.
When disinfecting the equipment allow for a 30 seconds contact time before utilizing the equipment
Use only one piece of equipment at a time
Space out accordingly benches and cardiovascular equipment. Use every other machine
Rooms utilized for aerobic classes and yoga must have markers 6ft apart on the floor to achieve physical distancing
Each Member must walk with their own towel
Gym Members are advised to walk with their own yoga mats
Training in groups must be discouraged
Post extensive signage on health policies to stop the spread of germs, guidance on COVID-19 symptoms, hand washing techniques and social distancing
Keep doors and windows open were possible
Disinfect high touched surfaces every 2 hours
At the end of the workday, clean and disinfect all surfaces. Place focus on high touched areas such as push doors, door handles, reception desk, equipment, faucets, toilet handles, floor, etc.
Spray on a cloth and wipe all gym equipment like free weights, bars, treadmills, etc
Close showers, locker rooms and lockers. Ask Gym Members to store personal belongings in small gym bags. Provide a secure area for such belongings.
Use an approved disinfectant after cleaning. Visit Central Board of Health Facebook Page for the list of approved disinfectants. Do not mix chemicals!