We’re making our gyms safe for you
We’ve missed you and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back, so we can continue to support your health and fitness journey.
We can’t wait to welcome you back. Here's our list of opening dates for all sites:
- Bircotes Leisure Centre - Saturday 25th July
- Dearneside Leisure Centre - Saturday 25th July
- Dorothy Hyman Sport Centre - Saturday 25th July
- Retford Leisure Centre - Saturday 25th July
- Worksop Leisure Centre - Saturday 25th July
- Your Space Metrodome - Saturday 25th July (Pool open from 27th)
- Your Space Hoyland - Saturday 25th July
- Your Space Royston - Saturday 25th July
- Your Space Pontefract - Monday 27th July
- Your Space Mansfield - Tuesday 28th July
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create a safe environment for you to visit and we’ve made some changes to how we do things. Everyone will have a part to play in keeping our gyms safe, and we’ll be asking you follow a few rules too.
What we are doing to keep you safeKeeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority. That’s why we’re introducing new cleaning procedures and social distancing measures, which have been guided by the experts at UK Active, the UK government and Public Health England.
CleanlinessMembers will be expected to sanitise their hands at reception and additional hand sanitiser units have been positioned at key areas across the sites.
Cleaning and disinfectingWe’ll be sanitising gym equipment throughout the day and giving the entire site a deep clean every night. All staff have had cleaning training and they’ll be using enhanced cleaning processes including a detergent, followed by a disinfectant.
Social distancingYou’ll see new social distancing signs around the gym, including one-way systems where possible. We’re also limiting the number of members in each area, such as the gym floor, studios, swimming pool and changing rooms. And we’ve reduced the amount of equipment and lockers available.
Changes to classesWe’re running smaller classes to keep everyone safe and the classes will be shorter than usual (30–45 mins) to make sure we have enough time to clean the studios. We’re only running certain classes to ensure social distancing – be sure to check our updated timetable.
Limited services and facilitiesOur relaxation areas and cafés will have a reduced service. Please see relevant site for specific details.
Protecting you and our teamsWe’ve installed plastic shields at our reception desks and we’ll be providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to our staff if necessary.
Here's a little video of what to expect when visiting a typical BPL venue.
How you can keep yourself and others safeTo keep our gyms as safe and clean as possible, we need your help too. We ask that you follow a few simple rules when you visit our clubs.
Before coming to the gym
Booking a session. All members will be asked to pre-book a session before attending our facilities. This will be required for a gym session, classes or members swims.
Members will be giving an advanced booking privilege. Further details of the session available will be announced in due course.
Stay home if you’re unwell. Please don’t come to the gym if you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
Bring your own. Bring a full water bottle as the water fountains aren’t in use. If you’re doing yoga or Pilates, bring your own mat if you have one. Please don’t bring a sweat towel
Arrive ready to work out. Please come in your workout gear to avoiding using the changing rooms. We advise against wearing face masks as these can hinder your breathing while exercising, and gloves aren’t recommended as they can’t easily be cleaned – please use the hand sanitiser provided instead.
Travel light. We won’t have as many lockers available as usual, so please think about how much you’re bringing with you.
Pre-book your swim. In addition to booking exercise classes, you’ll also need to book your swimming session in advance if you’d like to use the pool. You can do this using the My Bookings app or online booking.
Bring your bank card. As we can’t accept cash if you want to buy anything.
If you’re not ready to come back just yetWhenever you’re ready, we’ll be there to make your return as straightforward as possible. In the meantime, you have some options.
Freeze membership. Not ready to restart your membership? Not a problem. To freeze your membership, simply fill out this form. If you have any other questions about your membership, read our FAQs below.
Click here to continue to freeze your membership
Online workouts. Don’t forget you can still use our digital resources from home. And stay tuned for our new Your Space at Home platform coming soon!
We’ll keep you updated on any changesWe’re monitoring the situation closely and we hope to make the rest of our services and facilities available again soon, dependent on government guidelines. Thank you for your continued patience.
Also, we want to reassure you that we’re fully prepared in the event of a second wave. If there is a reported case of COVID-19 in your club, we’ll tell you straight away and close the club for a full clean of the entire building.
Whether you decide to come back to the gym, or prefer working out at home for now, we understand. If you have any questions at all, contact us.
Reopening FAQsWe can’t wait to welcome you back.
In the meantime, if you’d like to see what a typical club will look like when we reopen, check out the video above under the ‘Protecting you and our teams’ section. You’ll be able to see the social distancing measures and enhanced hygiene procedures we’ve put in place to keep you safe, along with new rules for visiting your local gym.
We’ve answered your questions below, but if you have any further queries, please contact your gym when it’s open again.
Please note that these FAQs are subject to change as we adapt to new government guidelines. Your safety is our number one priority.