Covid-19 updates


23rd July 2020

Covid 19 Policies and Procedures

• IMPORTANT : Parents will not be allowed into the gym or waiting areas, we have allocated drop off and pick up zones to limit the number of people in the building at any one time. Although Preschool children will need to have an adult accompany them when these sessions restart. Reception is closed to parents whilst children are in the waiting room. Please only come to reception if it is absolutely necessary, we are contactable via email, facebook messenger or phone.

• Social distancing will be in place at all times during classes.

• Children should not come to their gymnastics class if they or anyone they have been in contact with have symptoms of coronavirus (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/)

• For general gymnasts and coming to activity days , boxes for shoes, drinks and hand sanitiser will be provided and these will be sanitised before and after use.

• Gymnasts hands should be sanitised on entry to the building and they will be asked to re-sanitise before they go to different areas of the gym to prevent cross contamination.

• Gymnasts can wear gymnastics shoes or grippy socks in their class to avoid skin contact with equipment. If they have bare feet, we will need to spray with sanitiser before starting work on a new area of equipment.

• Earring tape and hair bands cannot be provided by the gym. You must ensure your child is ready for gymnastics and unfortunately if hair is loose or earrings are not covered or removed your child/children will not be allowed into their class. A make up session will be provided depending availability.

• If a child becomes injured during a gymnastics class and a coach needs to give first aid then mask , glasses and gloves will be worn. Our coaches have retaken their first aid certificates and have focused on how to provide effective treatment curing COVID-19 whilst also keeping both the gymnasts and themselves safe.

• The gym will be fogged with Dasics Aerokleen ACS at regular intervals during the day and every night, this is used by many airlines to decontaminate their cabins after a flight to an outbreak area. ACS gives a 24hr residual kill of greater than 90%.

• Toilets will be allocated to groups of gymnasts to limit cross contamination as much as possible. Gymnasts should go to the toilet before leaving the house to limit use of our toilets as much as possible.

• Unfortunately we will be suspending our rewards stickers for the time being, we will review in the coming weeks

How classes will be run with Covid 19 Restrictions

• How to enter the gym

•Please ensure you queue up outside 5 mins before

•Parents drop off at door, ensuring they are waiting on the socially distanced markers in the car park, parents need to wait until children are on a dot in waiting room but move away from the doorway

•Gymnasts are registered at the door, their temperature is checked, if their temperature is lower than 37.5 degrees they can enter. If their temperature is higher we will retest them with a different thermometer, if it is still above 37.5 degrees unfortunately they will not be allowed entry to the gym and will be offered a make up session at a later date once they no longer have a temperature.

•Gymnasts then need to hand sanitise

•Gymnasts will be split between separate waiting rooms depending on their class, they need to go through and stand on a socially distanced dot

•Gymnasts will put their shoes, water bottle and hand sanitiser into the box in front of their dot

•Stay on dot and watch video on how things work – including the new toilet procedure

•The gymnasts will then enter the gym one by one stopping to hand sanitise once more by the door, they will put their boxes down where the coach tells them and will head to the floor to stand on the correct coloured dot for their group.

• How things will work in the gym

•Gymnasts will take their boxes round with them, they will be placed to the side of the area they will be working in

•Gymnasts will hand sanitise before each apparatus and after any coughing, sneezing or touching of their face. Apparatus will also be cleaned if any coughing or sneezing occurs.

•Gymnasts who are not wearing gymnastics shoes or grippy socks will also have their feet sanitised before each apparatus

•Gymnasts should listen carefully to their coach and ensure they are maintaining social distancing

• Toilet policy

•Gymnasts should go to the toilet before they leave their home as this will decrease potential cross contamination while at gym

•Gymnasts will be assigned a toilet based on their groups (blue group or yellow group at the current time), they will only use this toilet in order to decrease further cross contamination

•After using the toilet gymnasts will need to wash and dry their hands for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitiser) and we will ask ability appropriate gymnasts to use wipes provided to clean down hot zones within the bathroom (toilet seat, flush, locks, taps).

•How to leave the gym

•Parents will need to stand in the car park outside the waiting room 2 where they would normally collect their child after their gymnastics class, please adhere to social distancing regulations. Parents need to wait to be called to collect their child.

•Gymnasts will leave the gym with their box and stand on a dot in the waiting room

•Gymnasts will take their things out of the tub leaving it next to the dot they are standing on and will wait to be called to the door by a coach

•Gymnasts will be asked to hand sanitise if they wish after they have been called to the door and are about to leave with their parent

•Please leave the collection area immediately to aid dispersal

•Competitive Gymnasts Groups

• Gymnasts who are in Competitive groups need to bring their own box/ bucket/ bag (it must be open) to put their shoes, hand guards, personal equipment and water bottles in and they will take this around with them in the gym. These items must be taken home at night.

20th July 2020 - Exciting News

Reopening 25th July 2020

To all our Members, Guests and Staff

Further information to follow

Our Club is a ‘not-for-profit’ social enterprise and our only source of funding is through our members fees. We want to support all members as much as possible but want to ensure we can continue in the future and support our staff. As we feel we are a team working with all to make gymnastics enjoyable. We ask therefore for all credits to be used by 30th September 2020.

Best wishes

Penryn Gymnastics Centre

17th March 2020- Following meeting at 3pm

To all our Members, Guests and Staff

Covid 19 Update 

It is with great sadness we are announcing our closure 

Following further information we have received we have made the decision to cease all classes from this evening from 4pm. The closure will initially be for 2 weeks and this will be reviewed as the situation continues. Any changes will be provided by social media, the App and by email.

Our Club is a ‘not-for-profit’ social enterprise and our only source of funding is through our members fees. We want to support all members as much as possible but want to ensure we can continue in the future and support our staff through any closure. As we feel we are a team working with all to make gymnastics enjoyable. We ask therefore for as much patience and understanding as possible while this closure is in place.

Best wishes, please stay safe.

17th March 2020 10am 

To all our Members, Guests and Staff,

We are still open as of 10am this morning; however this is subject to change so please keep an eye out for any further updates from us.

We have done a risk assessment, reviewed the government guidelines and are currently awaiting further information.

British Gymnastics and the South West have cancelled all events until July 2020.

In this time of uncertainty we cannot say what will happen in the future. However, we have put together two scenarios detailed below. Please ensure you read every option and keep us informed on what you would like to do.

Scenario A: We do not receive an official closure notice, and continue trading as normal.
Option 1: We will continue sessions as planned and if we do not hear anything from yourself before your session, we will presume this is the option you are happy with.
Option 2: Regardless of trading, you wish not to go ahead. If this is the case, please inform us by email (admin@penryngymnastics.co.uk) prior to your session and we will offer make-up sessions in place of those missed. The dates and times for these make-up sessions are to be confirmed.
Scenario B: We receive a closure notice and cease all sessions. If this is the case you will receive a credit onto your account for missed sessions during this period as a gesture of goodwill.
CLARIFICATION:- This scenario will ONLY be in place if we are asked to CLOSE by the necessary authorities.

Can you please let us know which option you would like moving forward. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you’re happy to continue with your sessions as normal. 

Please understand that we want to support all members as much as possible but want to ensure we can continue in the future and support our staff through any closure. We feel we are all a team working with all to make gymnastics enjoyable, and therefore we ask for as much patience and understanding as possible during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you as soon as possible.

Best wishes, please stay safe.

16th March 2020

To all our Members, Guests and Staff

Covid 19 Update

We are still open for all classes!

We have done a risk assessment, reviewed the government guidelines and we will provide updates and review information daily which we will provide by social media, website and by email.

We are looking into providing more hand washing facilities for all entering the building.  
In the meantime, we will continue with the following rules:-

• For everybody entering the gym please wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser provided.
• If you or your child are showing any symptoms please do NOT attend any gymnastics sessions.
• We would also ask everyone not to arrive earlier than 15 minute prior to your gymnastics class.
• In order to minimise overcrowding of the waiting areas please have only one parent/guardian collecting. 

We are currently awaiting further information from British Gymnastics, local authorities and will follow all guidelines and protocol which are deemed necessary. 

We want to support all members as much as possible but want to ensure we can continue in the future and support our staff through any closure. As we feel we are a team working with all to make gymnastics enjoyable. We ask therefore for as much patience and understanding as possible while we investigate the best way we can deal with each situation.
Best wishes
Penryn Gymnastics

11th March 2020 

Covid -19 update
We are open as normal and are continuing to run all our classes. However we would like to reassure our members, guests and staff that we are regularly reviewing the Government and Public Health England advice and will act on any protocols issued by these bodies immediately. You can be assured that health and safety has our complete attention. 

As of last Monday 2nd March 2020 we have placed tissues in the gym with bins nearby, disinfecting the most regularly used equipment multiple times through out the day, the other equipment is disinfected daily and we have been providing hand sanitiser for all those who are entering the gym. All of our employees are fully aware of the current requirements and are undertaking extreme levels of care.
If you feel unwell, stay at home and avoid coming to Penryn Gymnastics Centre. If this does occur please notify us as soon as possible.
We will provide any further information if the situation changes.
For further information please visit https://www.gov.uk/…/guidance-to-educational-settings-about…

In the meantime please follow valuable advice from the NHS on how and when to wash hands to help keep the gym as germ free as possible