COVID-19 Information & FAQs

SAFETY

 

We have introduced some very detailed safety measures with advice from our gymnastics & cheerleading governing bodies as well as the government guidelines. 

 

The following outlines the various measures that we have put in place to help keep all of our members, guests and staff covid-safe whilst taking part in classes and camps.

 

We ask that you explain to your child and remind them before each of their classes and camps that they must follow the coaches instructions at all times and that safe-distancing will be in place inside the gym.

 

CLEANING & SANITISATION

 

Our club facilities including toilets, changing rooms, gymnastics and trampolining apparatus etc are sanitised before and after every class by staff who have been trained in the correct covid-safe cleaning methods. 

Coaches and participants must use the hand sanitiser when entering and reentering the sports hall, and after visiting the toilet and we ask that participants avoid touching their face. 

 

We are running our sessions inside school premises therefore we must comply with their cleaning protocols as well as our governing body guidelines. 

 

 

SAFE DISTANCING

 

Safe-distancing is enforced at all classes with a one way system throughout the schools to access the gym. 

Coloured markers are being used for members to stand on during static work such as warm-ups and cool downs, to keep safe distancing.

Stations for each apparatus will be separated to keep safe-distancing.

 

 

LESSON STRUCTURE & COACHING

 

Classes and training sessions will look and feel a little different. Our lesson plans have been restructured and adapted to be covid-safe whilst remaining a lot of FUN and ensuring that athletes can still progress with their skills safely. 

 

  • Coaches are not physically supporting members for skills, so will be teaching using drills and stations that members do not need physical support for. However your child’s coach will always be standing close by the landing zones and tumble tracks, so rest assured that if they need to step in for any safety issues they will do so.

  • Class times and schedules have been adapted to ensure that there is enough time to sanitise all equipment in between each class. Coaches will be collecting athletes and taking them into the gym however so it is imperative that parents arrive on time to drop off and collect athletes. 

 

FAQ's

Drop off and collection procedures at each venue is listed at the bottom of the page.

Q: Does my child need to wear a face covering?

A: No. Face coverings should NOT be worn at class as this will hinder communication and breathing efficacy. This is in line with advice from the gymnastics national governing body.

Q: What items can we bring to the classes?

A: 

  • Please bring minimal belongings with you to sessions. A water bottle and essential items may be brought (eg inhalers, trampoline socks) but please leave all bulky and unnecessary items with parents. 

  • All items will be left at your own risk, coaches will not be able to look after any phones or keys.

 

Q: Can I get changed at the venue?

A: 

  • Changing rooms will be out of bounds at the moment so please arrive to your session in the correct clothing

 

Q: What happens if my child has been unwell before their session but now feels better?

A: 

  • In the event that your child or anyone in your household experiences symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT attend your session and follow the government guidelines about isolation and testing. This also applies if you have been tested and are awaiting results. For members who are isolating and are unable to attend, we have some home training videos prepared for them to use at home. 

  • If your child or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 please notify us via straight away email with the subject URGENT: COVID. Email address flyers@outlook.com

  • In the event that an athlete develops or displays symptoms during a session, we have a quarantine area prepared where your child will be asked to wait. We will then contact you to collect them. Please ensure that you have updated your emergency contact details on class for kids.

Drop off and collection procedures

Q: Where do I drop off and collect my child for their sessions at Heathcote?

A: 

  • Please enter the car park via the gate. If the gate is closed please ring the buzzer. 

  • Please queue OUTSIDE to the right of the main entrance until a coach comes to collect your child.

  • Temperatures will be taken by coaches at the gate with a non-contact thermometer 

  • Please wear a mask whilst waiting, this is a request made by the school. No parents will be allowed inside the school facility. 

  • Collection will be by the fire exit to the left of the main entrance. 

  • Please drop off promptly, coaches will not be able to answer questions and queries as this will delay the start of the session. Please email us with any queries. If needed you can book an appointment to speak to one of the team.

 

 

Q: Where do I drop off and collect my child for their sessions at Caterham?

A: 

  • Enter the car park via the second gate on Heathcote avenue.

  • Please queue by the gate opposite the playground until a coach comes to collect children.

  • Temperatures will be taken by coaches at the gate with a non-contact thermometer

  • Please wear a mask whilst waiting, this is a request made by the school. No parents will be allowed inside the school facility. 

  • Collection will be by the gate you dropped off at. 

  • Please drop off promptly, coaches will not be able to answer questions and queries as this will delay the start of the session. Please email us with any queries. If needed you can book an appointment to speak to one of the team.

 

Q: Where do I drop off and collect my child for their sessions at West Hatch? 

A: 

  • Park in the lower car park on the left as you enter the school

  • Come to the main gate in front of reception and queue OUTSIDE until a coach comes to collect children.

  • Temperatures will be taken by coaches at the gate with a non-contact thermometer

  • Please wear a mask whilst waiting, this is a request made by the school. No parents will be allowed inside the school facility. 

  • Collection will be at the gate opposite the upper car park on the right as you enter the school.

  • Please drop off promptly, coaches will not be able to answer questions and queries as this will delay the start of the session. Please email us with any queries. If needed you can book an appointment to speak to one of the team. 

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