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St John’s Gym Re-opening

After extensive work last year to put measures in place to ensure that the Fitness Suites at the Sports Centre, St Johns Campus was as low risk as possible from Covid-19 transmission, & with the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown for England allowing gyms to re-open, we would like to announce that there will be a phased re-opening of the gym for University of Worcester students & staff.

From the 12th April students have been able to book sessions in the gym. Then from 1st June, staff membership will be reinstated for those that had gym membership prior to the gym closures. To use the facilities, you’ll need to download & complete the update membership form using the link at the bottom of the page & email it to: sjcfitnesssuite@worc.ac.uk.

Once processed, you’ll receive an email to confirm that you have been cleared to exercise. You’ll also receive a link to Eventbrite that you can then use to book a session. For your safety & that of other gym users, all gym use must now be book in advance. Unfortunately, no walk ins will be permitted!

If your initial session is your first time to the gym following the start of the Pandemic, you’ll be asked to watch a short video whilst signing in that will outline the measures that you must adhered to whilst using the gym. You’ll also need to make sure take your staff card with you each time you use the gym to sign in.

If you don’t have membership of the UW fitness suite facilities but would like to join, then please also download the membership form using the link below & email it to: sjcfitnesssuite@worc.ac.uk. The cost of staff membership is now £17.40 per month, the membership fees being deducted from your salary each month which you can stop at any time. You are not tied into an annual contract.

If you had gym membership but don’t want it reinstated then please contact the Payroll Manager, Michelle Lewis & ask for the deductions to be stopped. This will be done with immediate effect.

In addition to the re-instatement of staff gym membership, from the beginning of June we will aiming to offer some physical activity session to staff & students on the St Johns Campus. As soon as these are planned, details of these sessions will be announced through the UW daily update page, our Facebook pages, on the UW Website as well as through the UW wellbeing programme.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back, keeping you safe & well during the still, challenging but optimistic times ahead!

Further details of opening times & gym use updates can be viewed by following us on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/UOWSF

UW pre-participation Health Screening Questionnaire/Membership Form

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