Please read carefully
Here are some of the measures that we need to make you aware of before you enter the Sports Centre. If you are booking a session or class, please make sure you read the associated information in the table below in addition to reading the following:
Please note that it is compulsory to wear a face mask in the communal areas of our facilities.
It is essential that all activity bookings are made in advance online or by phone.
We are working to Government, National Governing Body guidelines and teams across Lancaster University on plans to bring back sporting activities to our campus in a safe and controlled environment.
We have implemented new protocols for the indoor and outdoor facilities; to ensure social distancing and facilities are operated safely. Things will be different but we believe we can offer a safe and relaxed environment for you to train.
The Sports Centre is operating one-way circulation routes in parts of the building. These are clearly signposted so please be sure to follow the directional signage at all times.
Keeping a safe distance
A one-way system has been introduced; we ask you to follow this.
We’ve created the space you need to work out while keeping a safe distance. Activity areas have been rearranged and clearly marked out for you to use safely, so it is easy for everyone to follow. We'll also control the numbers for each activity at any given time so it never gets too busy.
Hand sanitisers are provided in key locations and hands should be sanitised prior to entering the building and when leaving. In addition to these hands should be cleaned before and when leaving activity areas to keep you and others safe. Please wash your hands at every opportunity and avoid unnecessary contact with equipment, maintaining social distancing at all times.
A self-cleaning cleaning station is located in the gym, sports halls, studios and climbing wall so you can clean your kit before and after use.
Track & Trace
A temporary record of customers and visitors will be kept for 21 days.
There will be no safety inductions until further notice therefore the gym and climbing wall will be restricted to customers who have already used the facilities before.
Your safety is our top priority, equipment and surfaces will be cleaned by the team throughout the day and after each session. An extensive clean will take place at the end of each day with disinfectant so you can train in confidence. Gym users will need to clean equipment they have handled after each use, with the disinfectant provided.
Equipment and Kit
Personal belongings should be kept to a minimum, towels are not permitted in activity areas. Locker space will be limited and will only be made available for essential items. Please bring your own kit to sessions where necessary. Kit cannot be shared, borrowed or hired; this includes yoga mats and swimming equipment.
To reduce the number of touchpoints, please bring your own drinking bottles pre-filled.
Some classes will not take place due to social distancing however, more classes will be put on to ensure there is something for everyone. All sessions and activities must be pre-booked online. Bookings and payment if applicable can be made up to 7 days in advance on-line or by phone this is to ensure as little contact as possible (please see opening times). Session times have been limited to ensure customers have a safe environment to train and the opportunity to train every day.
Staff Training and Expertise
All staff have been fully trained on our new hygiene, cleaning and safety measures to ensure these are delivered to a high standard.
Changing rooms are not available therefore we request that you arrive ready to start your activity and shower at home.
Toilets are available on both floors.
Bookings and payment if applicable can be made up to 7 days in advance on-line or by phone this is to ensure as little contact as possible (please see opening times). Session times have been limited to ensure customers have a safe environment to train and the opportunity to train every day.
Consecutive bookings are not permitted.
Cancellation of bookings must be made up to one hour in advance. Customers who fail to cancel a session will receive an initial warning and after a second offence will be charged for the class.