We are sure you will be encouraged that right across our communities the cases of coronavirus are reducing and the restrictions upon our lives are beginning to be lifted. Whilst many of you have found alternative ways to exercise including using the workouts within our Virtual Classes, one to one sessions, we know that many more have been missing your martial arts and fitness classes.
We wanted to share with you some of the things we have been doing in planning for re-opening so that we can welcome you back to a safe and reassuring environment.
We have been working with our physical activity sector and other leading martial art school owners to develop a framework of guidelines that must be approved by Government and Public Health England. This means that when you return you can be sure that our systems of operation have been specifically designed to maintain standards of hygiene and safety.
We anticipate that we will be permitted to re-open in early July, but you will appreciate that this decision is entirely in the hands of the Government and their medical advisors.
What to expect
To ensure everyone can exercise with sufficient space to ensure appropriate social distancing we’ll be limiting the capacity of activity areas and scheduling timeslots.
We will ask you to:
To ensure to download the new RPMAA app, which is where you will be able to book your classes. This app will be available very soon via Apple & Google store, plus a web link too. Please note that the app only works via mobile phone not pc.
Arrive in your martial arts/fitness clothing
Check-in close to your allocated session time
Ensure to have all the relevant training equipment
Leave promptly at the end of your session
You will find:
Allocated 2 metre training zones are available in each studio
Class capacity restricted, however there will still be a reduced virtual class timetable
Hygiene is a priority for us and so:
On arrival to the academy, each reception area will have a contactless temperature monitor, along with hygiene station.
You can be assured of heightened cleaning regimes particularly of ‘high-touch’ areas
Protective screens will be in place at Reception and some of our staff may choose to wear a face mask
Hand sanitiser will be readily available for your use across the 3 studios/reception areas & toilets.
Please maintain social distancing protocols and respect the safety and confidence of other customers and team members; we always appreciate this
After each session, rpmaa staff will be ensuring all equipment & mats will be cleaned prior to the next class.
Changing rooms will not be available in order to maintain social distancing protocols
No spectating within the academy for parents, however all classes will be streamed for you to view in classes.
Ensuring your safety so that you can return with confidence is our primary consideration and so we will be phasing the introduction of other elements within the academy. This will ensure that we can test our protocols in a controlled way. In so doing we will learn how both our staff and our customers adapt to our new operational systems and we can adjust and improve them in a measured fashion.
This remains dependent upon Government guidance and we will continually update our plans as they develop and publish them on our website.
We really appreciate your patience and understanding. This continues to be an extraordinary time and whilst we remain unable to give you definite re-opening times, we hope that you have found this information helpful.
Please continue to stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back with a huge smile very soon.
16th June 2020