What’s happening with our on-site gyms?
Following the recent government announcement that indoor gyms can shortly reopen in England, any site across England or Northern Ireland that contains a gym can reopen from Monday 27th July.
Before any gym can reopen, a full risk assessment must be completed by the gym manager, in consultation, and receive full sign off from the site person in control (PiC) and SHE Business Partner (this may be completed virtually via phone or skype).
The risk assessment document has been produced by the gym management company in line with government guidance. It may also be appropriate to involve and update local trade union safety representatives and gym committees where these are in place.
When gyms cannot satisfy the requirements of the risk assessment, they will remain closed until they can in line with government guidance. A copy of the completed risk assessment must remain on site in case of further inspection. The standards agreed in the risk assessment will need to be maintained on an ongoing basis to enable the gym to remain open.
There is currently no set date for indoor gyms to reopen in Wales and Scotland.
We have several on-site gyms for use by employees. In order to minimise risk and as a preventative measure we temporarily closed the gyms. We encourage employees to continue with exercise in another way and in line with ‘social distancing’ guidelines. Please visit Feeling First Class or NHS for suggestions and ideas to maintain your wellbeing during this time.
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