Keeping you safe in the gym
You can read in full about how we have redefined our cleaning and safety standards here.
The gym, including all equipment and PIN pads on entrance PODs, will be cleaned a minimum of every 6 hours to PHE standards. Whilst it is not possible anywhere to remove the risk of infection, the measures will dramatically minimise the risk of infections within gyms.
In England, members are encouraged to wear a suitable face covering while in the gym (except when exercising). Please wear a face covering when entering the gym, in communal areas and changing rooms, and when moving around the gym. This can be removed during exercise. Please ensure that all used masks are disposed of safely in one of the bins provided.
In Scotland and Wales, face coverings must be worn by law within the communal areas of the gym, but can be removed whilst exercising.
You are not required to wear a mask in our gyms in Northern Ireland.
In line with Government advice, we are strongly encouraging our PTs in England to wear a face covering in the gyms whilst not exercising.
In Scotland and Wales our gym staff will wear masks at all times in line with members, who are required to wear masks while in communal areas.
Every member has a unique QR code which can be found when logged into the app. In most gyms we will have QR scanners available for use which will allow access once the code is scanned. You can also purchase key fobs via the PureGym shop and in the vending machines in the gym, these can then be linked to your membership and simply held against the PIN pad to allow entry. Both of these are contactless methods of entry into the gym.
We strongly encourage our teams to take advantage of the lateral flow tests made available to everyone in England by the Government and to self-isolate immediately if they test positive. Alongside this we ask all employees to complete a health declaration at the start of each shift including taking their temperature.
In addition, if we become aware of two or more confirmed cases amongst staff and PTs within a seven-day period within their gym, all staff and self-employed PTs will be tested. This will ensure that we are identifying asymptomatic cases and minimising any risk of transmission within our gyms.