REOPEN INFO

K Leisure will reopen its clubs in Naas, Newbridge and Athy on the 7th of June 2021.

Sessions in the gym, leisure swimming and lane swimming are available to prebook. Members and non-members can book by visiting our online booking page
We recommend all visitors to pre-book as we have limited capacity and we don’t want people to show up and not be able to get access to a session. Pre-booking guarantees your place a session.

Club Reopening Dates and Membership Information

Last updated 14/06/2021.

Memberships will reactivate on the 7th of June. Direct debit members who have paid their January 2021 subscription will have their next billing date set to July 1st. Paid in Full memberships (annual and 3 months) have been extended to account for the amount of time we have been closed.

The children’s swim programme will resume on Wednesday 9th July. The lessons will be the same time and date as it was when we stopped in October 2020. An email will information has been sent to all parents, and a text message where the email address has not been provided or the email bounced. Please check your junk mail folder if you didn’t receive a message.

Adult swimming lessons in Naas will begin on the week starting the 7th of September.

Outdoor fitness classes will be available starting on the 7th of June

Aqua aerobics and indoor group fitness classes will resume on the week starting the 5th of July. Booking for Aqua aerobics begins on 28th June for the following Monday.

Training at K Leisure: what you need to know

We have all had to make changes and adaptations in our life over the past year, and while we would love to open our doors and let everyone come in and train as they please, the reality is we need to reopen in a cautious and considerate manner. We want a situation when coming to the gyms or pools is enjoyable and hassle-free. We also need to ensure we operate strictly in adherence to public health guidance. What that means for gyms and pools is a reduction in capacity to allow adequate social distancing in each area of our club. We will implement that guidance in the following ways.

Throughout the day the swimming pools and gyms will be available as bookable sessions. You book a session online, enter the facility and check in at the front desk. You don’t have to pre-book sessions, but you may arrive at the club and find the current session is fully booked meaning you cant enter the gym or pool for that session. Our booking system allows you to book 7 days in advance. Vist our Online Booking portal for a full list of sessions

What is open?

Gym – Open with limited capacity
Pool – Open with limited capacity
Fitness Classes – Outdoor live classes, indoor virtual training available. Indoor live classes return on 5th July
Sauna and Steam rooms – Closed
Fitness Assessments and Programme Reviews – available to book
Group Swimming Lessons – Available

Gym users should come dressed for exercise and shower at home in the initial opening. Swimmers will have access to changing cubicles, but showers are not permitted initially.

All members and guests will be required to train with a personal sweat towel. We cannot stress this point enough – No Towel, No Train! Your personal towel is to be used as a barrier between you and seats etc, and must not be used to clean equipment.

In each club, we have invested in ozone sanitisation for touchpoints and equipment, with instructions on how to keep the equipment clean and ready for use.

Our new hygiene, health and safety systems

During the closure period, we performed a full review of our current health and safety systems and implemented a range of new measures to adapt them for dealing with COVID-19. All our management team are COVID Response Manager / Lead Worked Representative trained. All first aiders have been trained in new measures for protecting both people that require first aid, and themselves. Our lifeguard team have been trained in new rescue and resuscitation procedures.

Each facility has electrostatic fogging machines, that envelop hard surfaces in a disinfectant mist that has been electrically charged. The mist clings to all areas of hard surfaces, ideal for gym equipment with many levers and knobs. The cleaning solutions used to make the mist are proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (tested to EN1279, EN 14476 standard). The mist treatment is contactless and does not require wiping clean, resulting in less chance of cross-contamination of surfaces.

All clubs have been sprayed top to bottom in advance of reopening and will be regularly treated throughout the day.

A full review of our cleaning products has taken place and we now have updated the cleaning products we use, and the methods we clean specific areas in each facility.

Each club has mapped out high touch point areas that will be cleaned at high frequently

Our health and safety guidance for members and guests

Wash Your Hands! This is the number one thing you can do to help keep our clubs clean. When you arrive you will have a sanitiser available to clean your hands. We recommend you wash your hands and then sanitise before training.

If you feel unwell we ask that you don’t train. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, flu or cold please stay at home until you feel better. It’s not worth the risk.

When you train use available cleaning products to wipe equipment before and after use.

Practice social distance in the clubs. We’re not going to be following you around with a measuring tape, but if we see groups congregating close together we will pop over with a gentle reminder for everyone to keep their distance.

Treat our staff and other members and guests with respect at all times. Our staff are here to help everyone with any query that you have. We know that some of these measures might be a bit of a pain, we ask that you bear with us as all of the steps we have taken are designed to keep you safe and based on public health advice.

Our health and safety guidance for staff members

Our staff will be working in zones and will have limited interaction with other staff members. This helps prevent a cascade effect should one team member fall ill.

If staff have symptoms of COVID-19 they will not attend work, will isolate at home and contact their GP. Once given medical clearance they can return to work.

If a staff member develops symptoms of COVID-19 while working the Response Manager isolates the staff member and initiates a set of procedures to ensure that no one may come in contact with the affected staff members.

When will things return to normal?

That’s a difficult question to answer. What we can say is we want to allow our members and guests as much flexibility with their training. If we all work together we will be in a position to ease some of the restrictions in the coming weeks. The systems we have put in place have been designed to be stepped down or stepped back up when needed. This is a fact we must keep present in our mind.

What we can assure you of is everyone in K Leisure will work to meet your fitness needs, no matter what environment we are operating under. We will always be there for our loyal members.

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