CONTENDERS BOXING COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
Personal Protective Equipment
All gym patrons as well as employees must wear face masks in the facility except for when they are training.
All gym patrons as well as employees are required to stay home when they are sick or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, flu or cold even when it’s mild. If they start experiencing the symptoms while they are at the gym, they will be sent home immediately, and encouraged to call 811 for further information and instruction. All gym patrons must wash their hands with soap, or sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer before and after the class. All employees must wash their hands with soap, or sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer before and after teaching a class, touching shared items such as a credit card machine and the office phone. Gym patrons are encouraged to opt for contactless payments. Rental equipment will not be available until further notice. Classroom door will be plopped open during the business hour. All these measures are taken in order to maintain hand hygiene, and avoid any transmissions of virus and germs.
All gym patrons and employees must practice physical distancing of 2 meters in general, and 3 meters while training. No physical contact is allowed including high fives and fist pumps.
There is at least 20 minutes between classes to allow thorough cleaning, and gym patrons are asked not to arrive at the gym more than 5 minutes before the start time of the class they are registered for to avoid crowding and wait times. Registering for classes in advance is mandatory. No walk-ins are allowed. All gym patrons are asked to answer verbally a COVID-19 self assessment questionnaire upon arrival at the gym before the class. All employs must fill out a COVID-19 self assessment questionnaire before every shift.
The occupancy limit of the classroom which allows 3 meters of physical distancing during the training is 16. Each class is available for up to 15 participants. The floor is marked to indicate 15 workout stations. All class participants must stay in their own workout station throughout the class. A plexiglass has been placed on the reception counter to create a barrier between the gym patrons and the receptionist.
Our facility utilizes MERV-14 filters, which are higher grade filters than filters used for most homes, to have fresh air coming into the facility. Also, in the renovation of the facility prior to the reopening on September 14, 2020, the ventilation system was upgraded. The air vents are installed in the ceiling, which allows the air to move upwards, instead of sideway that could potentially spread the droplets. The use of wall-mounted fans inside the classroom is suspended until further notice.
At the end of the class, each class participant must clean their own workout station including the heavy bag, free weights, and an exercise band with disinfectant (approved by Health Canada. DIS: 02248024) even if they did not use them, and place the used towels in one of the bins near the exit which are labeled as “Used Cleaning Towels”. The class instructor must have a clean towel ready at each workout station before they hand the classroom over to the next instructor.
The entire classroom is also disinfected by using fog cleaner as a part of closing procedure every day.
Public Health Measures
We are closely following all the updates on the PHO, and will implement any changes required. Any changes of gym policies and procedures will be communicated to all of the members via Email as well as verbally at the gym.