COVID-19 UPDATES

UPDATE: 22 JULY 2020

STAYING COVID-19 SECURE IN 2020
Iron Duke Fitness confirm that we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19

• We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here, as well as members and visitors

• We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance

• We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace and gym

• Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk


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Issued: 22 July 2020
Please find below the procedures and protocols which take effect from Monday 27 July. If you have any queries or concerns, please let us know.

HYGIENE PROTOCOLS
Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 must stay away from the gym, these include:
· a new continuous cough
· a high temperature
· a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Wash hands on arrival and after training
Stick to the dedicated social distancing guidelines
Hand sanitiser dispensers are located on the wall at the entrance to the gym, and in the social area
All hand towels have been removed and paper towel dispensers are located in both the male & female toilets and the social area
No hugging, high fiving, fist pumps

CLASSES - will be a max 45 mins in duration to allow time for cleaning and changeover
CLASS LIMITS - will be 10 + coach
(open gym will be a max of 6 from 10 August)
No additional persons to be on site – this regrettably includes any children
(other coaches can be on site – but they cannot be training during class times)
CLASS SIGN INS - are mandatory for class, open gym and kids/teens (from 10 August)
Unless signed in, no member to ‘turn-up’ on spec, just in case
Members must sign out as soon as possible if unable to make their booked class times
There is also a manual sign in which must be completed upon arrival at the gym to meet with government guidelines, for Test & Trace

WORK STATIONS
10 dedicated 2.5m x 2.5m workstations on gym floor, with a minimum 1.5m walkway between
(this gives approx. 3.5-4.5m distance between members)
All workstations will be set up in advance by the coach
Each workstation will contain a barbell, plates & clips, box, ab mat and cleaning station (KB, DB, WB and ropes will be issued by the coach prior to class)
Equipment will be wiped down by coach after it has been laid out
All equipment must be wiped down by the member in that workstation before leaving the class
All workstations will have a dedicated cleaning station (see below)
All members to remain in their workstation for duration of class, unless running or moving to rig
If running or moving to rig then coaches will ensure correct ingress & egress procedures
Members can bring their own chalk – not liquid - but cannot share with other members
Members will be back to back, or side to side NEVER FACE TO FACE
NO SHARING OF EQUIPMENT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES – THIS INCLUDES OPEN GYM
NO COLLECTING OR SWAPPING EQUIPMENT UNLESS AGREED WITH THE COACH

CLEANING STATIONS
Dedicated cleaning station per workstation
1 x Anti-bac (or bleach solution) spray
1 x cleaning cloth
1 x pack of anti-bac wipes
1 x paper towel roll
Spray and cleaning cloth to be used to clean all equipment after use, or cloth from sterilised ‘wet’ buckets can also be used
Cleaning cloth to be placed in ‘sterile cloth cleaning bucket’ after use
New cleaning cloth to be placed in cleaning station by coach prior to class
Anti-bac wipes/paper towels are for backup purposes
Cloth cleaning bucket to be emptied daily by coach

TOILETS
1 x male
1 x female
Toilets will be in use, only 1 member to use the toilet at any one time
Toilet and sink must be wiped down with antibacterial spray and paper towel after use

SHOWERS & CHANGING ROOMS
NO SHOWERS TO BE IN USE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE
Max 1 person at any one point in the changing rooms – NO SHOWERS TO BE USED
Members are encouraged to arrive in full gym kit and to leave after class in gym kit
No equipment or kit to be left on site

ACCESS TO GYM
One-way system – see floor plan
There will be a dedicated entrance (roller door) and dedicated exit (main front door)
There will be a one-way system in place for ingress and egress to avoid pinch points
No waiting in corridors
Social area and entrance /exit will be a minimum 2m social distance

VENTILATION
Ensure fresh air is circulating at all times
Roller door to remain open at all times during class times (and open gym when permitted)
Window in gym to be kept open
Fire exit door to be kept open
This is for ventilation purposes
No fans will be in use
No assault bikes to be used

MUSIC
Kept to a low-mid volume
Music to be kept a reasonable level so there is no requirement for a coach to shout loudly
Genre of music to remain upbeat pop – no hard-core Rap/ Heavy Metal/ Hip Hop/ Death Metal/Trap /Jungle. No expletives or derogatory terminology

MISC
Parking - All cars to be parked at back of building
No children/family to be on site
Members are advised to bring their own water bottles
Risk Assessment & Safety plans are available in the gym by the main entrance

Should you have any queries, questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact one of us, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, and to welcoming you back on Monday.

Team Cooley

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OUTDOOR CLASS TIMES
Outdoor Class times from Monday 6 July will be as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
0630
0730
1000
1100
1700
1800
1900
All above classes will be outside – subject to weather. If heavy rain, then classes will be temporarily suspended for safety. There will be no classes Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Class times will be 45 minutes in duration

CLASS LIMITS & CLASS SIGN INS
Classes will be strictly limited to 5 members plus coach. No additional persons to be on site: - this regrettably includes children, other family members or friends
Unless signed in to a class, no member is able to ‘turn-up’ to train, ‘just in case’
Members must sign out as soon as possible if unable to make their booked class times
Members will be unable to sign in for all three class times a week, to ensure a greater number of members have an opportunity to train

WORK STATIONS
There will be 5 dedicated workstations, with a 2m distance between each one
All workstations will be set up in advance of class by the coach, including 2 x flooring mats
Equipment will be wiped down by coach after it has been laid out
All equipment must be wiped down by the member in that workstation before leaving the class
All workstations will have a dedicated cleaning station (see below)
All members must remain in their workstation for duration of class, unless running. If running is involved, then coaches will ensure correct ingress & egress procedures
There will be no chalk on site. Members can bring their own chalk, but cannot share with other members
No sharing of equipment under any circumstances
Some of these stations will be in the sun (so please ensure that you are prepared to train outside in these conditions). We are looking into coverings.

CLEANING STATIONS
Dedicated cleaning station per workstation
1 x Antibac (or bleach solution) spray
1 x cleaning cloth
1 x pack of antibac wipes
1 x paper towel roll
Spray and cleaning cloth to be used to clean all equipment after use
Cleaning cloth to be placed in ‘cloth cleaning bucket’ after use
New cleaning cloth will be placed in cleaning station by coach prior to each class
Antibac wipes/paper towels are for backup purposes, purely as we are trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible, along with reducing waste

HYGIENE PROTOCOLS
Please do not come in, if you are feeling unwell or sick
Wash hands on arrival and after training (access is allowed into the social area for this – one person at a time) – antibac gel can be used, but the coach must see this being applied
Please stick to the 2m social distancing guidelines
No hugging, high fiving, fist pumps – sorry

TOILETS
1 x male
1 x female (1 x female will be ‘out of use’)
Only 1 member to enter the building at any one time
Toilet/cistern and sink must be wiped down with antibacterial spray and paper towel after each use

SHOWERS & CHANGING ROOMS
Are closed until further notice

ACCESS TO GYM
Is closed until further notice
Access will only be permitted to the toilets and to wash hands
No access to showers/changing rooms/office
No access to social area (apart for access to ladies’ toilets)
NO TRAINING/STRETCHING/ COOLING DOWN PERMITTED IN GYM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

MUSIC
Will be kept to a low-mid volume
In line with our forthcoming diversity & equality policy, the genre of music will be upbeat pop etc. There will no longer be hard-core Rap/ Heavy Metal/ Hip Hop/ Death Metal/Trap /Jungle etc played, that includes expletives or derogatory terminology

MISCELLANEOUS
Parking - All cars to be parked at back of building, not in the main car park or in front of the building
No more than 5 members on site at any one time
No children/family members to be on site
Roller sh
utter doors to remain closed at all times during opening hours
Members are advised to bring their own water bottles as there will be no access to water

Any queries or questions then please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Team Cooley
Issued: 26.06.2020




** REGRETTABLY DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT MANDATE ISSUED ON FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020, CROSSFIT IRON DUKE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **

Following on from the news today regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus, it is with a heavy heart that we have no option but to offer an alternative method of delivering sessions and classes for CrossFit Iron Duke effective from 20:00 tonight (20 March).

As you know we have voluntarily stayed open as long as possible by putting restrictions and changes in place to our standard operation, however this has now been taken out of our control. We do not know how long we will need to offer this alternative method of delivery, and we ask that you all please stick with us and not suspend your memberships. We so desperately want to be able to open our doors, as soon as we are able to and to put this tumultuous time behind us.

With the above in mind, and the alternative delivery method of classes to Team CFID, and this is what your membership will cover:
• Dedicated home WOD’s
• Loaning of dumbells/kettlebells/ab mats/skipping ropes
• Dedicated home WOD/online support Facebook Group
• Online challenges

Dedicated Home WODs
All home WOD’s will be live streamed the evening before, in the dedicated Facebook Group at a set time. This will be an opportunity to ask questions etc and you still get to see us!
All home WOD’s will be accessible for everyone.

Loaning of equipment – from Monday 23 March 2020
We will be loaning out one dumbbell/kettlebell per person, abmat and skipping rope. This will be on a first come, first served basis. There will be a loan agreement for you to complete, and each person will have a dedicated time slot to come and collect the equipment. Regrettably, bars, plates, wall balls, bikes, skis and rowers are unable to be ‘loaned’ out. A further post will follow about this.

Dedicated online support Facebook Group.
We have set up a new Facebook Group to offer support, home WOD’s, online challenges and interactive streams/chats to keep the community going during this period of closure. We will be as active as possible, and encourage all members to be as interactive as possible too……. Even if its just to ‘banter’ with each other. But we think this page will be vitally important at this time. So please keep an eye out for the invite, as it will be a closed group page.

Online challenges
Online challenges will be posted on the support Facebook Group, and you will all be encouraged to take part.

If you have any queries, questions or concerns, or are even contemplating suspending your membership, then please speak with us. We are here to help and support you as much as possible. Thank you all for your support, and be rest assured we are doing everything we can to keep CrossFit Iron Duke running, so we can open our doors again as soon as we are able.

Team Cooley

Issued: 20 March 2020


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HYGIENE PROTOCOLS

1 - First and foremost, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE GYM SICK. We have teens, children, babies and members with low immune systems who will be less resilient to the Covid-19 / Corona virus, as well as everyday colds and sickness (this includes symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and sickness). This also includes bringing any children with you to classes that are also sick. Please do the sensible thing and NOT BRING SICK CHILDREN in with you. This policy also applies to our coaches.

2 - WASH YOUR HANDS. This must be done ON ARRIVAL AT THE GYM – regardless if you washed your hands, or used anti-bacterial gel in the car, and again AFTER TRAINING. Hands must be washed with soap and water, and for a longer spell than normal! There are additional anti-bacterial Gel Sanitisers out on the gym floor and social areas, so please use them in addition to washing, or even during class.

3 – WIPE DOWN ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT. Always after you use it, but there is no harm in wiping it down before also. There are anti-bacterial wipes, plus spray and kitchen roll on the gym floor.

4 – We will be moving to paper towels next week (when the new dispensers have arrived) - instead of hand towels in the social area, and in both the men’s and ladies’ toilets. Hand towels in the interim period will be changed, at least twice a day.

5 – Please pay attention to the below advice and follow it:
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
· Put used tissues in the bin immediately
· Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
· Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
· Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
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