As of today, 16th March the advice is to avoid gathering in groups and travel only for essentials and to and from work. Observe good hygiene practices and self isolate if you begin to feel unwell.
Starks have upped their cleaning regimen and I will abide by best hygiene practices. Starks full policy is below.
I will be remaining open for the moment and will amend that according to the advice coming from the government.
Take care and stay safe
Starks Fitness policy
At Starks Fitness, the health and safety of our members and our team members are our number one priority. We are very much aware of the growing concerns around Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the important role that both our teams and our members have, in keeping healthy.
Hands: Whilst the Government has provided public information and guidelines that we are closely following, ie. reminding members that regular, thorough handwashing with soap and water throughout your visit is imperative; we wanted to let you know of the extra steps we are taking and to ask you for your help.
In areas where handwashing is not immediately available, we encourage you to use the hand sanitiser which you will find available at both Harbourside and temple quay gyms while we have stock. Please do NOT remove these to ensure it is available for other members to use.
Equipment: We have increased availability of disinfectant cleaning products in both gyms and politely ask that you help us and your fellow members by using these products to wipe down all equipment after you have used it.
We have asked our instructors to ensure there is enough time at the end of group exercise classes to clean down. We may have to finish classes a few minutes earlier to make sure this happens but hope that you understand the reasons why we may have to do this.
Our cleaning teams continue to be vigilant and are focused on cleaning all items that are commonly touched, ie. doors handles, toilet flushes, card readers etc. – and we have stepped up the cleaning routine. Again we would ask for your support and co-operation for any inconvenience this may cause.
In summary, we would ask: Please do not come to the gym if you are unwell
Keep your hands clean, wash regularly and thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch all coughs and sneezes and then bin the tissue – then wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser
Please use the cleaning sprays to wipe down equipment after use
We ask anyone who is concerned that they may have encountered the virus to follow the Government advice and self-isolate in the first instance.