Reopening your gym or leisure centre: a checklist

Please Note: All information correct at time of writing on 26 March 2021. While the dates in the guide relate to England, the steps included are relevant for all businesses getting ready to open in the UK. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check the relevant government website for updates as they happen.

Businesses across the country have been eagerly awaiting the chance to reopen their doors as part of the government’s four-part roadmap out of lockdown, announced by Boris Johnson back in February.

Gyms, leisure centres and indoor pools have been closed for many months, with the health and fitness sector taking a huge blow as a result of multiple lockdowns and tighter restrictions. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting nearer, as gyms and other indoor leisure can begin to reopen from 12 April – albeit only for use by individuals or household groups.

Then, in the third step of the roadmap, from 17 May, indoor team sport and group exercise classes will return.

Citation’s HR and Health & Safety experts have gathered some of the key considerations every owner and manager needs to make, so you’re ready to reopen your doors and carry on providing services to your members.

In this free guide you’ll find checklists covering:

  • How to manage social distancing in your premises
  • Advice on enhanced cleaning procedures and handling equipment
  • How to properly manage staff returning from furlough
  • Considerations around staggering shifts and opening hours

Plus much more! If you’re ready to download your FREE copy, simply enter your details in the form opposite to get started.


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