About Swallows

Swallows of Helston is a gymnastic club in Cornwall with approximately 350 members, ranging from around 3 years old to adults. A broad range of classes are run weekly, incorporating all ages, at recreational, display and competitive levels.

Search

Events and notices

Gym Reopening 

4th August 2020

*

Book your Class

www.bookwhen.com/swallowsofhelston

*

Visit our Facebook page

Watch our Return to Gym video for latest updates

*

Twitter Feed

Gym Reopening

August 2020

Dear Member,

First of all we hope that you and your families have been safe and well during the last 4 months. The affect of the pandemic on us all will be something no one will forget.

As you are aware, we were asked to close by both Government and British Gymnastics back at the end of March. BG has been working closely with PHE and WHO to allow Gymnastics to resume as quickly as possible. The news to reopen was a huge relief to us and we began planning the return to gym straight away.

Having not trained for many months within a controlled gym environment, the return to gym has to phased and we have to follow strict guidelines on cleaning, training and equipment use. We therefore have decided to return to training with a summer programme just for August, to give staff and you our members the chance to return to the sport you love in a safe and controlled environment. Things that have been incorporated to show you our commitment to providing a Covid 19 secure facility are as follows:

  1. Cleaning – all equipment and matting will be cleaned by staff between users/sessions. The gym will undergo a deep clean by Allbrite Cleaners prior to opening and will be cleaned thoroughly at the end of each day by them also. A deep clean with further fogger use will also take place on a Sunday.
  2. Staff training – staff will be working within our new Covid 19 Risk assessment polices and procedures, as well as following guidance provided by British Gymnastic Step Forwards Toolkit
  3. Building – The gym will have a controlled entry and exit system, changing rooms will be closed and the gym areas will be made Covid 19 safe for training with floor markings and directional arrows to allow for social distancing. The toilets have been fitted with hot water and wall driers. Sanitiser stations have been placed on entry, exit, as well as around the gym, along with additional cleaning stations.
  4. Training – Please visit our Facebook page ( Swallows of Helston Gymnastics Club) to watch our video which highlights what to bring to gym, what to wear, what to expect etc. Hopefully we have covered everything. The training program itself has been built to steadily return gymnastics working in bubble systems with the same coach. Before your child will resume training in August, please email back to us a signed copy of the Return to Training form attached. We will not be able to allow any members back if we have not received the form.
  5. Booking system- in line with Track and Trace the gym will be returning with a new booking system. Please follow the link provided and book your training sessions as advised by the Coaching Team. Once a session is booked, gymnasts will have that training day/time allocated for the whole duration of August. This will allow us to monitor class numbers and provide an online register of attendance.

From September onwards we hope to be able to return to a more normal timetable as restrictions are lifted further by both BG and the government.

To protect of charity whilst we have been closed, the club as used the Furlough Scheme by the government to safe guard the staff. Please be aware that the office has been unmanned whilst we have been closed but we will endeavour now to work through any emails sent to use during the closes and reply according.

To book a class please follow the link bellow:

www.bookwhen.com/swallowsofhelston

We cant wait to see you all!!