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COVID-19 Safety Measures at LED

Posted on April 13th 2021 by

COVID-19 Safety Measures at LED

LED are incredibly pleased to welcome back many of our members to our gyms, swimming pools, courts and halls from Monday 12th April. It is amazing to see our customers back working towards their health and fitness goals safely in accordance with guidelines from industry body UK Active.

We appreciate some members may have reservations about returning to our centres due to safety concerns. In this blog, we would like to assure these members and the wider public that leisure centres are safe whilst providing a reminder of the measures we have put in place. 


Gyms, pools and leisure centres across the UK have demonstrated further evidence of low prevalence of COVID-19 in their facilities, with new data showing an overall rate of just 1.7 cases per 100,000 visits.

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Centre Safety 

We've included an extensive range of additional precautionary measures to ensure your health and safety at this time. We want to reassure our members and customers, that looking after you, along with our staff, is our number one priority.

Face Masks

Customers and staff will be required to wear face masks when entering the facilities and in all public communcal areas i.e. reception.lobby, corridoors and open plan changing rooms (but not cublicles). Masks may be removed when entering activity areas (i.e. the gym, studio or pool) and to be reinstated on leaving the activity area.

Social Distancing

Customers and staff are required to maintain social distancing in our leisure centres. Frequent posters and floor marking remind members to maintain social distancing in our reception areas, walk ways and activity areas. Our team have also set-up a one way route in and out of our centres to prevent congestion in communal areas.

We have reduced the capacity in our gyms, studios and pools to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is located in all areas throughout our leisure centre for both customer and staff use. We ask all customers and staff to use hand sanitiser when entering and exiting our facilities. 

Enhanced Cleaning

We have reduced the duration of our classes and gym bookable sessions to allow for additional cleaning of equipment, surfaces and touch points. 

Contactless Payment

Customers are asked to use contactless payment methods such as debit/credit card when purchasing a PAYG product in our centres.

Ventillation

Our teams have ensured our gyms and swimming pool are well ventilated in accordance with government guidelines. 


Gym

Ready to train? Here's what you need to know:

Members should book their 60-minute gym session via the LED app. Walk-ins are permitted if spaces are available, however we strongly advise booking ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Non-members are very welcome and just need to register for a pay as you go account via the LED app.

  • Please arrive in your workout clothes, ready to train and leave any bags in available lockers.
  • Please bring your own water bottle and refill using our dispensers on site.
  • Due to social distancing the gym will look a little different as we have had to remove a number of pieces of equipment. This will include relocation of some gym equipment into other areas such as squash courts and sports hall.
  • When you arrive our health and wellbeing coaches or reception teams will be ready to meet you and check you into the centre. Our coaches will also be in the gyms to ensure social distancing is maintained and help you with anything you might need.
  • Please maintain social distancing in our gym spaces and follow any one-way system signage.
  • Please spend a maximum of 10 minutes on each piece of equipment.
  • Once you are finished with a piece of kit please clean it down using the disposable paper towels and anti-viral spray.

 

Book a gym session here.

We are pleased to announce all wellbeing coaches have completed the COVID rehabilitation course in collaboration with Future Fit Training. The course focuses on rehabilitating any members who may have had COVID-19 safely back to exercise. 


Swimming

Ready to swim? Here's what you need to know:

Members should book their swimming session via the LED app or online here. Walk-ins are permitted if spaces are available, however we strongly advise booking ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Non-members are very welcome and just need to register for a pay as you go account via the LED app.

All swimmers must arrive ‘pool ready’ and line up outside the centre 5 minutes prior to lesson start time. On arrival, please collect a sanitised basket and place all shoes and socks inside before entering poolside.

Due to the amount of time children have had out of lessons, swimmers at Exmouth and Honiton in Stage 2 and below are expected to be accompanied by an adult in the pool. Swimmers in Sidmouth in stage 1 and below may need to be accompanied by an adult in the pool when appropriate. 

Please note, only 1 parent/guardian is permitted per child aged under 8 years. Children over 8 years do not require a parent/guardian in the building during their lesson. Parents/guardians should find a socially distanced space around poolside to watch their child’s lesson from whilst refraining from using mobile phones for safeguarding reasons.

Changing rooms are available after your lesson at Exmouth and Sidmouth only (NOT Honiton), but we kindly ask you to minimise time spent in changing rooms to allow us time to fully sanitise between sessions.

*Times and dates in the above video may vary from above text. Please refer to above text for up to date information.

 


Indoor Classes

Members should book their group exercise class via the LED app. Walk-ins are permitted if spaces are available, however we strongly advise booking ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Non-members are very welcome and just need to register for a pay as you go account via the LED app.

  • Please arrive in your workout clothes, ready to train and leave any bags in available lockers.
  • Please bring your own water bottle and refill using our dispensers on site.
  • Please follow walk ways and follow the centres guidance on entry and exit of the studio.
  • When you arrive our group exercise instructors or reception teams will be ready to meet you and check you into the centre.
  • Please maintain social distancing in our studios at all times
  • Please bring your own mat to a class as mats will not be provided
  • At the beginning and end of your class please clean your equipment using the disposable paper towels and anti-viral spray.

 

Book your indoor group exercise classes via the LED Leisure app!


Tennis

Ready to return to junior tennis? Here's what you need to know:

  1. Please come to the centre changed in to your tennis kit ready to play.
  2. You will be let in to the centre 5 minutes prior to your lesson.
  3. Please check in at reception and then make your way on to the tennis court following the signs available.
  4. No spectators are allowed except for parents/guaridans of U8s.
  5. When your lesson has finished you will follow the signs out through the fire door in to the car park
  6. Please note that the café is closed until May 17th

 

Read the latest guidelines from LTA here.

The indoor coached tennis programme for adults will not commence until 17th May. Book outdoor tennis courts here or outdoor tennis classes here.

Please note: Exmouth Tennis Centre is being used as an NHS COVID Vaccination Centre. Please be aware there is limited parking the week commencing Monday 12th April. We recommend walking, cycling or parking elsewhere if possible.


Indoor Sport

Badminton
Read the latest information from Badminton England.

Squash

Read the latest information from England Squash.

Table tennis

Read the latest information from Table Tennis England.

Indoor Football

Read the latest information from the FA.

Indoor Basketball

Read the latest information from Basketball England.

Netball

Read the latest information from England Netball.

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