Re-Opening

Dear Gym Club Community, Parents, Family, Friends

We are thrilled to announce that we are open in Edmonton Leisure Centre N90TR and Hadley Wood Primary School (EN4 0HT)

 As we prepare the gym for our comeback, it is vital that everyone plays a part in keeping our members, their families and our staff safe. The gym has been carefully cleaned and sanitized and we are excited about our return. We must understand the seriousness of Coronavirus, and all do our best to limit the risks associated with being in an indoor facility. It is important that parents and coaches understand that our main priority is to bring the gymnasts back into the sport and keep them healthy, happy and injury free. Every gymnast will be affected differently by the time off and a time of adjustment will be required coming out of lockdown.

British Gymnastics and the Government have issued guidelines to assist us in maintaining a healthy and safe environment. As a club we will be following these guidelines as well as facilities that we are operating in. We ask that you assist us wherever possible to reduce the chance of an infection and another closure. We will all have roles and responsibilities, and we ask that you work with us in accepting and managing further possible changes ahead. We wish to remind everyone that no matter how diligent we all are, there will always be some element of risk, so please use your own judgment when deciding to participate.

We have also updated our safeguarding information on the website, please Click Here

From Opening we will ask all visitors to the club to do the following:

  1. Undergo a temperature check on arrival
  2. COVID compliance online form Click Here. Before attending each session Parent/guardian MUST complete our Online “COVID compliance form.  This MUST be done at least 3hrs before each session. Failing to do this will result in your child being unable to take part in the session and your fee will not be refundable or transferable. If for any COVID related reasons your child can’t attend or we can’t provide the session (i.e. Gym closure, coaches illnesses ext.) unfortunately fees will not be refundable or transferable.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions the following requirements will apply until further notice:

  • If you, a child, family members or any associated are unwell, PLEASE STAY AT HOME.
  • All classes will be run on an arrive-train-depart basis. All 1hrs sessions will be 50min to give us time for classes change over and sanitizing area/venue for the next group.
  • Arrival times will be staggered.
  • Follow a one-way system
  • Gymnasts are required to arrive ready to train.
  • The use of change rooms is to be avoided.
  • Parents (with some age exceptions) are asked to drop and go. We will encourage all drop-off and picks up to occur outside the front door. (see venue details to follow).No parents will be allowed in the gym and only in severe emergency situation can communicate with staff or coaches of Elite GA CIC. All communications with club MUST be done by email or phone between Monday-Friday (Club office hours 9am-3pm) not in the gym. Our priority is trying to keep Elite GA CIC COVID safe as practically possible
  • Hands must be washed before entering and exiting the gym area.
  • Social distancing of 1m between everyone at all times will be carefully observed.
  • We will be creating zones/bubbles and ask that you stay in them.
  • All gymnasts will need to bring all equipment on the list provided /clothing/spray bottles in a bag.
  • There will be no lockers available until further notice
  • Gym shoes to be worn where possible or trampling shocks
  • Gymnasts must provide their own chalk, kept in a container and not shared. There will be no chalk buckets on the floor until further notice.
  • Listen to staff and coaches, if they ask you to do something, please follow their instructions.
  • If you, a child, family members or any associated are unwell, PLEASE STAY AT HOME.
  • All classes will be run on an arrive-train-depart basis. All 1hrs sessions will be 50min to give us time for classes change over and sanitizing area/venue for the next group.
  • Arrival times will be staggered.
  • Follow a one-way system
  • Gymnasts are required to arrive ready to train.
  • The use of change rooms is to be avoided.
  • Parents (with some age exceptions) are asked to drop and go. We will encourage all drop-off and picks up to occur outside the front door. (see venue details to follow).No parents will be allowed in the gym and only in severe emergency situation can communicate with staff or coaches of Elite GA CIC. All communications with club MUST be done by email or phone between Monday-Friday (Club office hours 9am-3pm) not in the gym. Our priority is trying to keep Elite GA CIC COVID safe as practically possible
  • Hands must be washed before entering and exiting the gym area.
  • Social distancing of 1m between everyone at all times will be carefully observed.
  • We will be creating zones/bubbles and ask that you stay in them.
  • All gymnasts will need to bring all equipment on the list provided /clothing/spray bottles in a bag.
  • There will be no lockers available until further notice
  • Gym shoes to be worn where possible or trampling shocks
  • Gymnasts must provide their own chalk, kept in a container and not shared. There will be no chalk buckets on the floor until further notice.
  • Listen to staff and coaches, if they ask you to do something, please follow their instructions.

British Gymnastics has informed us that we are able to reintroduce coach contact for 15 minutes per session. This however is optional for both gymnasts and coaches and we respect your decision to either “opt-in” for coach contact or “opt-out” of coach and gymnast contact. Please make sure that you tick the correct box in our COVID compliance form which must be submitted before EVERY training session. A safe 2meter distance will still be maintained and coaches will be wearing face coverings throughout the training session to comply with British Gymnastics Guidelines.

We have decided until further notice all our sessions will be conducted with social distancing and we will not be physically supporting any gymnasts at this time.

For the first few months we will be minimizing the use of equipments due to COVID implementations and we will be working on important basic skills to return your child to safe, happy and wellbeing

  • Sadly, there can be no hugs or high fives for now; physical contact will be minimal between gymnasts and coaches if you opt-in for coach contact.

There will be a need to review and rewrite policies as we move forward, we ask that you work with us to ensure a smooth reintroduction to the sport we love so much. For more information or if you have any questions please contact [elitegymnasticsinfo@yahoo.co.uk]

Thank you again for your support, we are on the road to recovery, and we look forward to seeing you all back in the gym.

Best wishes

Olga Berzing (head coach) and Team