COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES
Please read the document in full as it may effect your membership.
COVID MARSHALL & STAFFED HOURS
We are required to have a COVID Marshall on site during staffed hours. This will be one of the staff members.
It is their responsibility is to ensure that the COVID safe plan is being actioned, members are safe and cleaning is being undertaken.
Our staffed hours are:
Mon – Thurs: 5.30am to 10.00am and 4.00pm to 7.30pm
Friday: 5.30am to 10.00am
Saturday: 6.30am to 10am
During unstaffed hours it is the members responsibility to ensure the cleaning procedures are being adhered to and members in the facility are taking all pre-cautions to ensure they are safe.
Members must also complete their COVID-19 infection control training certificate.
ACCESS / FOB TAGS
All members MUST purchase a Access/FOB tag and scan in at each visit with their own Access/FOB tag so we can accurately track attendance in the gym in case of of positive COVID case.
Sharing of Access/FOB tags is NOT PERMITTED and we may cancel your membership if you are found to let non-members or other members into the gym.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR CLASSES
Bookings are essential for classes and 24/7 access due to group density limits. Classes are to be booked as "group fitness classes" in the MyClub Fitness App and 24/7 access is to be booked as "24/7 gym session".
We expect at different stages that we will have a limit on how many people can be in our facility at one time. It is very important that team members and members help ensure this is being complied with. If for some reason we are at capacity, you must wait to enter the building until we are below capacity again.
Please see the facility capacity sign at the front door for up to date limits.
It is a requirement by the State and Federal Government that we abide by social distancing rules. Signage will be placed around the gym, at each entry point, on the floor and on equipment to help remind everyone in our facility that they must abide by these rules.
Equipment must be spaced apart in a way to allow for people to use the equipment whilst maintaining the 1.5m distancing rule. If equipment isn’t spaced 1.5m apart and another member is using the equipment, you must wait until they have finished to use the piece of equipment.
IF YOU ARE SICK
If you are unwell or have COVID like symptoms, are a close contact of someone with confirmed COVID case, have travelled overseas in the last 14 days or are awaiting COVID test results - please stay at home, get tested and keep us informed of your test results.
If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, G-Force Fitness will shut down immediately for a full clean and follow the appropriate steps provided by COVID hotline to assist and support all employees.
The first step upon entry to G-Force Fitness is to sanitise or clean your hand thoroughly. We also encourage members and visitors to sanitise their hand regularly throughout their visit.
Signage is provided throughout the facility via The World Health Organisation on how to do this effectively.
We also recommend employees to regularly sanitise their phones, keyboards and handheld devices as often as possible as well as every time you move between work spaces, tasks or activities.
The gym at times may be zoned into different spaces - currently not applicable.
From the https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-sector-guidance-arts-and-recreation-services
“If you are doing exercise or a physical activity where you are out of breath or puffing, such as cycling or running, you do not need to wear a face mask. You must carry a face mask with you and wear it before and after you exercise.
If you are doing exercise or a physical activity where you are not out of breath or puffing, then you must wear a face mask. You must wear a face mask while walking, unless you have a lawful reason not to.”
Please use common sense and if you are out of breath or working at a high intensity level, do not wear a mask.
Please bring a large towel to place over mats and equipment that you are using and then a smaller sweat towel.
Please wash these after each use.
We will enforce a “No Towel, No Train” policy.
WIPE DOWN EQUIPMENT
G-Force Fitness is asking all members and employees to wipe down any surfaces that come into contact with their skin.
Equipment includes but is not limited to benches, mats, machines, free weights, bands and must be wiped down with the provided anti-bacterial wipes immediately after use.
This will then be followed up with our routine cleaning procedures.
Antibacterial wipes and spray bottles are available around the gym
CHILDREN IN THE GYM
Children are permitted at all sessions.
Children MUST be seated and stay within the designated kids, waiting area or in a pram and not touch equipment or run around the facility.
You are responsible for your kids and disciplining them and ensuring that they are safe whilst in the gym.
If your child continuously disobeys the rules, you may be asked to leave by the staff member on duty.
COVID SAFE APP
G-Force Fitness encourages all employees, members and visitors to download the COVID-Safe app to help with contact tracing should there be a confirmed case of COVID-19.
We will be using our membership system and FOB tag system to track all member visits so that we can easily conduct our own contact tracing (along with the advice of the COVID hotline) in the event of a confirmed case within our community.
See attached poster outlining why and how you should cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to prevent transmitting infectious disease such as influenza.
The front/back door must remain locked at all times to ensure that all staff members and members use their designated FOB tag to enter the facility so that we have attendance records in the case that we need to perform contact tracing.
The front roller door must remain shut & the rear roller door can be used so that staff members and members use the front door and their designated FOB tag as the entry point to the facility.
All staff have completed the Federal Governments COVID-19 Infection Control training as well as in-house training on how to perform effective cleaning.
To ensure we are able to follow social distancing rules we are implementing the following:
1) Client meetings and consultations - Client meetings and consultations are to be held in an open space such as the gym floor where possible. If it is not possible to meet in an open space then the office may be used but the meeting must be no longer than 15 minutes. The meeting attendees should sit on opposite sides of the room to maintain social distancing rules.
2) Team meetings - If a team meeting is required in person, it is to be held in an open space and social distancing rules are to be followed.
- No social gatherings at the gym – please, get in, get it done and chat outside
- Cashless transactions are preferred for memberships / online store purchases
- No walk-in’s, casual visits or classes, members only for the moment
- If you see someone not abiding by these rules, please let management know
- Staff and management have the right to refuse entry or suspend memberships for breaches of these rules
- Please respect and abide by these rules so that our gym can continue to remain open