Covid-19: Salisbury's biggest private gym re-opens after lockdown

Covid-19: Salisbury's biggest private gym re-opens after lockdown

Published by Mike Draper at 4:00am 25th July 2020. (Updated at 11:09am 25th July 2020)

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Parkwood is opening its doors to customers for the first time since late March when the Coronavirus crisis took hold.

Following a further easing of Government restriction, the Salisbury Health & Fitness Club facility on London Road is open from today, Saturday 25th July 2020.

But some very important changes have been made at the centre to ensure you're kept safe from Covid-19, and feel happy and healthy.

PARKWOOD: COVID-19 MEASURES

The main difference is that pre-booking is essential for all areas of the Parkwood Health and Fitness club.

This will help limit the number of people in the gyms and exercise classes.

  • These are split into gym, swim and classes
  • Each session is a 55 minute slot and members are encouraged to only book one session per day
  • Sanitising - you will need to do this BEFORE and AFTER
  • Cashless payments only for sessions
  • You'll need to take a full drinks bottle, the water fountains at Parkwood are not currently available
A collage of photos showing exercise equipment at Parkwood Health and Fitness Centre in Salisbury
An 'intensive' sanitising programme will be carried out on high contact surfaces around the Parkwood centre in Salisbury.

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Hand washing and hand sanitising stations have been installed for customers to use, and they've arranged what they describe as 'an intensive ongoing sanitising programme' on high contact surfaces around the centre.

They're carrying out extra cleaning and sanitising.

A new hand sanitising station on the wall at Parkwood in Salisbury
SAFETY MEASURE AT PARKWOOD: Hand washing and sanitising stations have been installed for customers to use.

Bosses at the leisure centre are also urging you to be mindful of social distancing, and with that in mind they've marked some routes around the building to help you with social distancing.

BE READY FOR YOUR SESSION

Parkwood are asking that you turn up to the gym ready to train, wearing your 'work-out' kit and leave once finished. Unless you're swimming, they're also asking you to allow the changing rooms to be used ONLY by the swimmers.

Their programme of activities has been reorganised to accommodate social distancing rules too.

Parkwood Managers
The managers at Parkwood are ready to welcome customers back into the Health and Fitness centre.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO MEMBERSHIPS?

Bosses at Parkwood have a FAQ section on their website here which helps explain everything you may need to know about existing membership, based on questions they've been asked during their closure.

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