Update 31st July
The Scottish gov have published new guidelines for the reopening of gyms. Previously we believed that August would be the expected period we would be working to. Earlier this week we were told that GCC (our landlord) were working to a time frame of October. We are not sure if the new information from the Scottish government will lead to a review but we will let you know as soon as possible. Everyone’s well being is our priority through this difficult time. Thank you for your continued patience.
The country continues to come out of lockdown and we have now entered stage 3 of the Scottish Government’s plan. This stage has a stated minimum opening dates for gyms as “not before 31st July”. However, this does not necessarily mean gyms will be allowed to open on the 1st August (our 16th Birthday). Indications seem to be that it will be the middle of August before they reopen. With this in mind we are hopeful that we will be able to reopen next month.
The process of reopening has a an added level of complication for us. As tenants of Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council we need to make an application to reopen. This could potentially delay our start back date, but we are hopeful it will not.
When we do reopen there will obviously be measures in place for everyone’s safety and well being. We will let everyone know what they are prior to reopening and they will be dependant on the guidelines issued at that time.
In the meantime we have taekwondo classes on Zoom with Lucian (Monday & Thursday), yoga with Keera on Wednesday via Zoom and mini exercise sessions on social media from Stephen.
We thank everyone for their support over the past few months and look forward to seeing everyone soon. If you would like to discuss anything, including attending the zoom session, please contact us on email@example.com or via one of our social media platforms.
We hope you are well and that covid-19 has not affected you or your family.
As a gym, under government instruction we must remained closed throughout the lockdown period in order to minimise the spread of the virus. We have no real information in regards to how long the lockdown will remain in place, but will keep you up to date as best we can. In the meantime we have been busy attempting to make sure that we are able to reopen as soon as is permissible.
To mitigate for the closure we have applied for government grants, business loans, business insurance interruption and furloughed our staff. Unfortunately, due to strict criteria in some areas and long delays in others, we have had no financial support as yet. Please be assured we are working hard to make sure the centre will reopen.
We would like to give further thanks to all of our members for your continued support. We have had lovely emails and messages on social media and some great photos and videos of our students practising at home! All of this has really kept us going and spirits up!
In particular, we very much appreciate the support those of you who have been able to continue with their membership during this period. We understand that many people are under financial strain due to the lockdown and that some members will have to reduce their outgoings, if this applies to you and you have not been in touch with us yet, please do so and we will arrange to freeze your direct debit for as long as necessary.
We will continue to keep you all informed with further emails, on the website and via social media and would be glad to hear your news and how the kids are all getting on at home. If there is anything we can do to support you please let us know.
We are all experiencing an unprecedented time due to the COVID 19/Coronavirus situation. The gym has closed it’s doors following instruction from Glasgow City Council and in line with Government guidelines.
For the time being we are unable to provide the services we have continuously offered for the past 16 years. We are aware that some members have just paid memberships for this month and some are due to pay shortly. We would like to thank many of you who have shown support by contacting us and indicating that you would like your membership fee to continue. This is much appreciated and will support us in reopening the gym as soon as it is permissible. We will be offering everyone a credit note to the amount they have paid from the 17th March onwards that will be redeemable over the next 12 months.
We fully understand that in these unusual times, this will not be possible for everyone. If you would like to cancel your DD then please contact us on our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will suspend your membership for as long as necessary. We will still be monitoring our Facebook and Instagram pages too, so you are also welcome to get in touch on messenger and private message.
We plan to review the situation again before the 17th April and will update you then.
In the meantime the gym is seeking a grant and loans from the Scottish Government to make sure we can reopen our doors and staff receive sick pay during this period.
Many thanks for all the supportive messages and we look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible. We hope you all stay safe and healthy.