Dear Valued Member,
We are excited to be moving into Phase 3 of BC’s restart plan tomorrow, July 1st 2021. There are some exciting changes and some protocols that will remain in place for your health and safety.
These adjustments are in line with the recommendations from Provincial Health. This is to ease our transition from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans.
Changes in our protocols:
Masks will no longer be mandatory, but highly recommended for members especially when entering, leaving and moving around the facility between equipment. Staff will still be required to wear masks at all times while on shift.
We will now provide limited access to lockers in the changerooms for your belongings. Please use the designated lockers as we will no longer be allowing gym bags in all workout areas. There will be proper physical distancing between lockers.
Gold’s Gym Passport:
We will re-activate the Gold’s Gym Passport/Travel Pass but limited to within Canada.
Protocols that will remain in place:
Temperature Checks & Sanitization:
COVID-19 questions and temperature checks will still be performed upon entry to the facility. If you are feeling sick or suspect you may be ill, please stay at home. Please cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze. Hand sanitization will be required before entering the facility.
Individual Spray Bottles:
We will still provide each member with an individual spray bottle for cleaning equipment before and after use.
Cardio equipment will be spaced out a minimum of 2.5 metres to maintain physical distancing between high-intensity equipment. We will not be allowing spotting or supersetting at this time.
To ensure we are not overcrowded; we will still have capacity limits in place to help maintain physical distancing. As we monitor BC’s progress, we will update our club capacities accordingly. Please check our live tracker for up to date capacity at our clubs.
Amenities Still Unavailable:
Showers, Saunas, Steam Rooms*, Hot Tub*, Swimming Pool*, Tanning* and Child Minding* will remain closed until further notice.
As per our update two weeks ago, our Group Exercise program will remain suspended. We are anticipating the return early fall as we redesign the program with some exciting changes. We are confident these changes will elevate your experience in each class. Stay tuned for more updates!
We will be closely monitoring the progress of the full vaccination numbers in the province and will reassess our covid policies, providing you with updates accordingly. Your health and safety continues to be our top priority!
Thank you again for your patience, understanding and commitment throughout the past year. It has been a challenging time for all of us and we greatly appreciate you, our Gold’s Gym Community for your continued support.
Yours in health,
Gold’s Gym British Columbia