Fit! Gym Reopening & Covid-19 FAQ
WHAT IS THE CURRENT COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL?
Good news! The Premier has announced that Victoria will have further easing of restrictions from Monday 22 June. Fit Gym can open with a maximum of 20 people.
WHERE DO I GET THE LATEST INFO ABOUT COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)?
www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus is still the first place you should go for official information. Here you’ll find detail on the disease itself, how to protect yourself, the Alert System, latest Government updates, information for communities and other resources.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
The Department of Heath lists symptoms of COVID-19 as one or more of the following:
a high temperature (at least 38°C)
shortness of breath
sneezing and runny nose
temporary loss of smell
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK I’M GETTING SICK?
The same rules apply as they have since March. If you feel ill at any stage, you should stay away from the Gym and self-isolate. Follow the health advice at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
YOUR SAFETY IS #1
NOW THAT RESTRICTIONS ARE EASING, WHAT HYGIENE ETIQUETTE DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO FOLLOW?
Easing of restrictions is fantastic news but it doesn’t mean we give up responsibility for personal hygiene. We all still have to wash / sanitise our hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and bring your own towel and use it.
WILL THERE STILL BE SANITISING STATIONS AVAILABLE?
Absolutely, these will still be throughout the club. The Department of Health also recommends you wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
WHAT ABOUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING?
We are still required to remain 1.5m apart from each person. Including during exercise, when arriving and leaving the Gym. All of our equipment throughout the Club is now 1.5m apart.
WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE LIMITS IN THE GYM?
We are allowed to have a maximum of 20 people in the Gym at one time. Fortunately we’re a smaller Club so it’s unlikely we will exceed this limit, but we will be watching it closely. If we are close to this maximum we may need to introduce a booking system during peak hours.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?
That’s completely up to you - you can if you’d like to.
WILL YOU CONTINUE DOING EXTRA CLEANING?
Yes, you’ll still see cleaning taking place during the day and evening and we’ll continue with our deep cleans throughout the club. We will also ask that you wipe down equipment after use to help us keep equipment clean.
WILL THE WATER FOUNTAINS BE BACK?
The bottle refill will, but the drink fountain will not. So make sure you bring a drink bottle or buy one at the Gym.
HOW WILL YOU DO CONTACT TRACING?
We will use your check-in access (Fit Gym fob) as well as bookable Personal Training to trace when you have entered the club. We will know all members who have accessed the club or a Training session between cleaning periods or on certain days and be able to trace should it be required by the Department of Health.
CAN I ALSO USE THE GOVERNMENT’S COVID-19 CONTRACT TRACING APP?
Of course. Make sure it’s active on your phone so it will record your visit.
I’VE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 – CAN I CAME BACK TO THE GYM?
If you’ve been off sick we will require medical clearance for you. You can then return to the gym as long as you follow all COVID-19 processes and protocols including personal hygiene expectations.
COMING BACK TO THE GYM
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING BEFORE I FIRST COME BACK TO THE CLUB?
Yes. Before you come back to the club you need to read these new Conditions of Entry and four COVID-19 Health Questions below. After that, by accessing the club each time you will be accepting the Conditions of Entry.
WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONS I NEED TO ANSWER TO COME BACK TO THE GYM?
The Conditions of Entry are:
Stay home if unwell
Scan your Fit Gym fob every time you enter club
Wash or sanitise your hands as you enter the Club
Take a Body Temperature Check using the contactless Kiosk as you arrive. If you record a high temperature you will need to leave the Gym immediately, get tested and stay home until you get the results.
Bring and use a sweat towel every time you work out
Wipe down equipment after use
COVID-19 Health Questions:
Do you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)?
Do you ha