We are working hard on a comprehensive reopening plan in line with government guidance so that we can all get moving again. Because all of our facilities are different, this will be done in a phased manner and with bespoke plans for each.
This page outlines the reopening plans for each facility, as well as the adaptations we’ll be bringing in to ensure everyone is safe and comfortable.
So that we can carefully manage our reopening, we’ll be phasing in different parts of Ethos on different dates:
- From Monday 7 September, the gym space will reopen
- From Wednesday 9 September, the swimming pool will reopen
- From Monday 14 September, classes will resume and the sports hall will reopen
We hope to be able to reopen our other facilities as soon as possible in line with government guidance.
What will be changed?
We'll be sanitising equipment throughout the day and implementing an enhanced cleaning scheduled across the centre. You'll also see hand sanitizer stations throughout the building - please use these whenever you enter or exit the gym, class, pool or sports hall.
Due to their size, most changing facilities at Ethos are unable to facilitate social distancing. As such, there will be no access to dry changing rooms, showers or lockers when we reopen so we ask that you change prior to arriving at Ethos. We will have some storage for individual bags or items, but this will be limited. Wet changing rooms will be available for those with pool bookings; there will be a limited number of lockers and social distancing measures will be in place.
We'll need to carefully control how many people are using Ethos at any one time. This means that you'll have to pre-book a timed slot when you want to visit, including for all classes, gym sessions, sports hall bookings and pool use - you won't be able to enter the building without a booking. This also means it's more important than ever that you check-in to any classes as you arrive.
Changes to classes
In order to carefully manage the amount of people in Ethos, we're running a reduced number of classes for the time being. Class sizes will also be smaller and some types may not be reintroduced for the foreseeable future.
You'll see new signs across the facility, including one-way systems in certain areas. We ask that you follow these measures carefully and always maintain 2m distance from fellow users.
Certain services will remain closed for a while longer. The SW7 class programme will be temporarily paused to allow the functional gym space to be used by all users whilst the sauna and steam rooms will remain closed until further notice.