COVID-19 MEMBER SAFETY POLICY
Subject to guidance from the UK Government, The Basement LDN may implement a booking system for Members to pre-book time slots to use the Club. The Basement LDN will keep Members informed about if and when any such booking systems will be in place.
The Basement LDN will constantly monitor the Club’s capacity to ensure Member comfort and safety is maintained at all times.
Turnstiles have been installed to ensure a contactless entry to and exit from the Club. Hand sanitising stations will be available at the entry and exit points, as well as throughout the Club.
If you have a persistent cough, a high temperature or have lost your sense of taste or smell, you should self-isolate and get a test. Do not use the Club’s facilities.
ATTENDING THE CLUB
Members must attend the Club alone and must not meet up with others outside of their household or social bubble. Members may attend the Club with others from the same household or social bubble.
DIGITAL CLASS OFFERING
Members will be able to book any one of the four micro-studio training pods to use as their own private training space, with the option of accessing a wide range of industry leading virtual classes.
Sanitised gym equipment and spin bikes will be available for private use in the training pods. A member of The Basement LDN team can assist you with moving and cleaning of any such equipment, upon request.
YOGA CLASSES IN STUDIO
Yoga classes are offered to Premium Members.
A booking system for these classes will be in place and classes will be operating at a reduced numbers capacity (8 people attending).
The studio is emptied 15 minutes before each scheduled class. In this 15 minute window, the floor and all surfaces are cleaned and sanitised. This cleaning practice is repeated in the 15 minutes after the yoga class finishes, before the studio is opened back up for use by members.
Any equipment used in classes (predominantly yoga mats) are to be sanitised at the end of each class.
Members’ consent may be sought to provide temperature checks before entering the Club. If you have a high temperature, a member of staff will ask you to kindly respect the comfort and safety of other Members by not using the Club and coming back another day.
The Basement LDN team will be provided with face masks to use while working, in order to keep themselves and Members as safe as possible.
Subject to guidance from the UK Government, Members are requested to wear face coverings to the extent that they are comfortable doing so while working out. As a minimum we kindly ask that Members wear face coverings when moving between workout stations and using the changing rooms.
Single use masks are available to Members upon their request.
Cleaning of the Club areas, equipment, studios, changing facilities and lavatory areas will take place regularly.
Micro-studio training pods will be disinfected before and after each use by each Member who has booked in for a studio session via our online booking portal. The studio will also be disinfected before and after any yoga classes take place.
While closed during the Covid-19 lockdown period, The Basement LDN has undergone a professional deep clean to ensure removal of all bacteria.
To minimise germ transfer, we have introduced contactless (sensor) bins, which will be distributed around the Club. We have also made our nutrition bar till completely contactless avoid risk of cross-contamination.
Hand sanitising facilities will be stationed throughout the Club site. We ask Members to wash or sanitise their hands regularly in line with UK Government guidance. Signage is displayed at all sink areas providing guidance on this.
CHANGING AND BATHROOM FACILITIES
Changing rooms and showers are an area of increased risk. Where possible please come to the Club ready to participate in your activities and shower at home. All members must minimise the time they spend in the changing rooms and showers.
Changing room capacity is currently capped at 3 people per changing room. We kindly request that members respectfully wait outside the changing room area until there is capacity for them to go in.
We request that Members practice social distancing at all times when using the changing rooms. Members must not mix with other people outside their household or support bubble when using the showers and changing rooms.
SAUNA AND STEAM ROOM
The sauna is open to Premium Members. Capacity (which is usually eight persons) has been capped to no more than two persons at any one time.
The steam room is open to Premium Members. Capacity (which is usually eight persons) has been capped to no more than two persons at any one time.
Premium Members may pre-book in for a 15-minute slot to use the sauna or steam room via the Membership Portal on the ClubRight app.
Wrist bands are distributed to our Premium Members so that they can gain access to the sauna and steam room area, when (and only when) they have pre-booked in advance.
Some cardio equipment will be placed out of use to ensure social distancing. These will be clearly marked. Certain equipment will be spaced out around the Club more to ensure social distancing.
Each piece of cardio equipment will have its own designated bottle of disinfectant.
We ask that Members use this to wipe down equipment before and after using the equipment to ensure a reduced risk of transfer of germs between Members.
Contactless bins are distributed around the Club to facilitate safe disposal of tissue.
Use of towels on the gym floor is prohibited. Towels have been identified as a high-risk carrier of germs and we must therefore ask Members to kindly respect the comfort and safety of Club users by using the tissue provided throughout the Club.
We ask that Members kindly respect any floor markings across the Club and comply with any instructions from The Basement LDN team to ensure the practice of social distancing (at least 2 metres, and where 2 metres is not possible – 1 metre with additional measures in place (e.g. wearing of face masks).
Any Members deemed to be grossly disrespectful towards others’ safety will receive a warning, and risk their Membership being terminated in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Personal training will continue as normal. Personal trainers will ensure that clients are working with sanitised equipment. Personal trainers will only provide services one-to-one, or with two people from the same household or social bubble.
While we encourage travel to and from the Club by bicycle, we cannot permit the carrying of bicycles into the club premises. When bicycles are carried downstairs there is a high risk of contact between bicycle tyres and handrails. The Club does not have suitable indoor facilities for bicycle storage.
We thank all our Members for their understanding and patience during this time. We value every effort made by our Members to help us keep our Club safe for everyone. Should you have any questions or concerns, we welcome you speak to our Club Manager at any time, or email [email protected].
This Covid-19 Guidance and Member Safety Policy forms part of the Terms & Conditions for usage of the Club. Any Guests using the Club must comply with this guidance as if they were using the Club as Members. We ask that all Club Users comply with the Covid-19 Guidance, alongside the Club Rules and Terms & Conditions. Any breach of any of these components may result in an immediate termination of Membership or ban at the discretion of the Club Manager. Should you wish to discuss any such decision, please get in touch at [email protected] and we’d be happy to have a conversation with you.
If you would like to read more about the UK Government Guidance or would like further information on Covid-19 please refer to:
Public Health England: