Keeping You Safe at The Hogarth
We've been busy analysing each area of the club and how we can make The Hogarth the safest it can be for when we reopen. Please do watch our mini video below on how we're ready to safely welcome you back:
The safety of our members and staff is our number one priority, and while things will look a little different, we will continue to provide a premium and personal health and fitness experience. We will be incorporating extensive cleaning protocols and social distancing practices throughout the club. Key measures include:
We have launched a brand new online booking system for members to book tennis, outdoor classes and outdoor gym use. The pool and spa pool will also be bookable just before we open. There will be a maximum of 3 people per 30 minute pool session and 1 person (or 2 from the same household) 30 minute spa pool bookings. Watch how tutorial on how to access online bookings here. Members can register or login to their online account at www.thehogarth.co.uk/bookings
We have designed an extensive one way system laid out via signage throughout the club to limit member contact. Our safety signage also acts to remind members on how to practice safety and hygiene in the club.
Foot pedal hand sanitiser dispensers and viricidal disinfectant cleaning equipment stations will be located throughout the club including reception, gym, studios, outdoor gym, bar, medispa and clinic. Machines and equipment will be cleaned thoroughly throughout the day by our cleaning team, but members are encouraged to also wipe down any kit before and after use for extra precaution. Our housekeeping team has doubled in size and will be working round the clock, day and night, to disinfect commonly used areas of the club and complete daily deep cleaning.
We have invested in a medical grade cleaning robot that uses germicidal UV lamps to provide the required disinfection of the coronavirus and more. UV light cleaning robots are used in hospitals for maximum effective cleaning. Watch Helios in action here.
To allow for safe social distancing practice, our studios have been marked with floor signage to allow a limited amount of members in a class at one time. For those who would need to self isolate at home, we have invested in live streaming software for all classes in Studios 1 and 2 to be accessible "virtually" via the members online booking portal and Zoom. Take a look at what these will look like in our video here.
On arrival, members can tap themselves in using their membership cards and payments will be made using card only in all areas of the club.
We have completely redesigned our gym areas to allow for social distancing. Machines have been reduced and spaced out and glass partitions have been placed in between machines that are next to each other, where a person might be facing another.
Read on to find out more.
WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE?
We are excited to reopen our doors and provide you with a huge range of safe workout options. You'll be able to make the most of a range of our facilities, with enhanced measures in place to ensure we can keep everybody safe and healthy:
We've redesigned our gym for optimum space and safety. All of our machines are still there, but a few less of each. Our Kinesis room will be available for stretching and double up as bag drop whilst the changing rooms are closed.*
*Only swimmers can access changing rooms in Pahse 1 of reopening indoor spaces.
Our outdoor gym, adjacent to Studio 3, has been kitted out with all of the free weights usually in the Club. Workout in separated 2 metre pods with cleaning products are on hand to allow equiment to be used safely.
Personal Training sessions will continue, with the coaching provided at a safe distance and with zero hands-on contact. Members can still make use of their monthly inclusive Personal Training sessions which they can book with Reception.
We have a brand new revised class timetable that will commence from our reopening date. Classes will be slightly shorter to allow for cleaning. The majority of classes that will be held in Studio 1 and 2 will be live streamed on a private ZOOM session for those needing to self-isolate at home. Access to the live stream will be via their online member booking portal where a unique password will be provided. High intensity classes such as HIIT and Group Cycle will be held outdoors to minimise any risk.
Our Tennis courts will be open for use and bookable online. Enjoy a game of singles, doubles (teams from 2 different households) or private coaching out on court! Our squash court will re-open once it is deemed safe to do so.
Our Swimming pool will be open for use, but only to those who have booked a 30 minute session on line. Each pool session will limited to 3 people at one time. Our spa pool will also be available to useand bookable for 30 minutes. Only swimmers and spa pool users with a booking will have access to the changing rooms and showers and such users are encouraged to change in a reasonable time frame so not to overload these facilities. Our steam room and saunas will be closed in Phase 1 of our Club reopening and will only reopen when further guidelines support this and once we feel it is safe to do so.
Access to our showers and changing rooms will only be for those with a booking for the pool or spa. If you aren’t using the pool, we ask if you could arrive to the club ready in your gym-wear and to instead shower at home. There will be temporary "open lockers" in te Kinesis Studio next to the gym so members have somewhere place jumpers or coats. Members using these facilities will store their belonging s at their own risk and are asked to respect social distancing as in all areas of the Club. Toilet facilities away from the changing rooms will be open for use as normal and will be cleaned regularly.
Our Medispa is now open for most therapies. Beauty therapies are currenty availbale for services from the neck down . Staff will be equipped with medical grade PPE and appointments spaced out to ensure enough time in between for deep cleaning and sanitisation. Email here to book or call 020 8747 4746.
Most of our clinicians have returned for limited, emergency appointments in line with their governing bodies and are taking virtual appointments where possible. All therapists are equipped with medical grade PPE and are spacing out appointments to allocate enough time to deep clean the room in between clients. To book an appointment find their details here.
You'll soon be able to get back into your routine with the availibility of our state-of-the-art gym facilities, with all the space, equipment and cleaning procedures you need to enjoy a safe varied and challenging workout.
Whether you've been yearning for your favourite cardio machines, desperate to get back to a huge range of free weights, or keen to pick up where you left off with our functional training equipment - we'll have everything you need and more in our newly designed spacious gym area. All machines have been spaced out by 2 metres or separated between glass partitions to limit contact. Sanitisation stations with hand sanitiser and virucide cleaning equipment will be in all workout areas. We'll also be offering socially distanced PT sessions, so you can enjoy the added benefits of training face to face under the guidance of our experts.
Our cleaning team have doubled in size, so expect to see our housekeepers in PPE regularly cleaning down frequently touched areas day and night.
The HIIT room and Kinesis studio will also be open for use so members and Personal Trainers have more room to work with in sessions. With our additional outdoor gym area that offers 2 metre separated pods and a wide range of weights and benches, there is plenty of space for you to workout in while feeling safe.
Once we reopen, we will have a brand extensive timetable of daily Yoga, Pilates, Group Cycling, Conditioning and HIIT classes in our spacious, dedicated areas and you can rest assured we'll be doing all we can to keep you safe while taking part. Studio 1 and 2 have been marked with signage where participants have their own 2 metre radius to safely exercise in. We have enough space in our studios to include up to 24 people in Studio 1 and 18 people in Studio 2 at one time. Classes that would usually be 1 hour will be 45 minutes and 90 minute classes will be changed to 75 minutes to allow enough time for people to safely enter and exit plus clean their area before and after the class. To keep super safe, our cleaning team will also tackle the studios and our UVC light cleaning robot will completely sterilise each studio at least once every day.
Classes in both these studios will also be live streamed with our brand new technology, watch our video here to see how it works. We have installed HD cameras and monitors on adjustable brackets so that those wishing to continue self-isolating can join their favourite class on Zoom in the comfort of their own home! High intensity and perspiration classes such as Group Cycle and HIIT will be outdoors for everyone's safety. Our spin bikes will be laid out on our outdoor decking area (weather permitting) and HIIT will either be in the Outdoor Gym area or out on the tennis court. Class numbers will be in line with government guidelines and all kit will be cleaned before and after use.
Once we've reopened, our glistening blue swimming pool and relaxing jacuzzi will be open for a small number of people at one time. Our UV pool filtration system effectively targets and eliminates bacteria, making it a safe place for swimmers. Bookings will be essential to use the pool and limited to 3 people at one time to safely control the area. Members can register their online account or book online here.
Our steam room and saunas won't be available for phase 1 of reopening until we've gotten more guidance from the Government and until we are absolutely sure it is safe to do so.
Towels can be collected as usual at Reception and disposed of in the allocated towel bins - found in the changing rooms and at Reception. Swimmers will have full priority over showers and changing areas.
We have recently reopened our outdoor tennis courts in line with the LTA governing body and Government guidelines, so you don't have to miss out on the tennis season and keep up with crucial exercise.
Courts are available for members to play singles, doubles and for private coaching sessions with one of our Tennis Coaches. Tennis drills will be up to 5 players and monthly events and annual tournaments will resume once we have further guidance from the LTA and Government. The most updated LTA guidelines welcome back extremely vulnerable to tennis! Version 4asks even the clinically extremely vulnerable, to consider playing tennis and meeting up with one person outside their household. Of course, maintaining social distancing and robust hand and respiratory hygiene are required. Please do read the LTA updated guidelines HERE.
Bookings are made available 1 week in advance and can be made online - www.thehogarth.co.uk/bookings. Each session will set aside 10 minutes between bookings to allow for cleaning and for the next players.
Our squash court will reopen once we are given approval and when we feel that it is safe to do so.
THE AIREDALE BAR
Our spacious indoor and outdoor bar, The Airedale, reopened on 4th July after it was announced by the Prime Minister in Parliament that bars and restaurants could reopen on this date. We have made many changes to The Airedale, inside and out, to make sure that this is the safest, social place in town!
The indoor seating areas have been rearranged for social distancing and our brand new outdoor partitioned pods are almost complete! Indoors will see safety signage throughout the space with a one way system, sneeze screens at the bar, card payments only and you can now pre-order items on the DINES app. Take a look at the drinks menu here which includes brand NEW fresh smoothies, juices and wines. Members AND non members are welcome to pre-order and collect for takeaway or order from their table to avoid queueing!
We're so excited for our brand new outdoor seating area to allow for safe summer sipping - al fresco style! Our new separated 'pods' will allow for social distancing, whatever the weather.
The Airedale have thought of everything they can to make for the perfect social, safe space to relax in, or why not switch up your working from home set up? Our fast WiFi, comfortable indoor and spacious outdoor seating makes for the perfect environment to enhance your mood and creativity for effective at-home working! And of course, we'll ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.
THE HOGARTH MEDISPA
When The Hogarth Medispa reopens, our green leafy sanctuary is the perfect place to unwind and pamper yourself. In phase 1 of reopening, treatments from the neck down will only be available to limit possible spread of viruses. This means facials, lash extensions, lash tinting and shaping are currently unavailable to book until further safety guidelines have been published to say it is safe to do so. Our staff will be equipped with medical grade PPE such as FFP2 masks, gloves and visors to keep everyone safe and hand sanitiser will be on entry and exit to the Medispa. Find Medispa reopening FAQs here. Appointments will be spaced out to allow for thorough cleaning and to minimise contact of other clients.
THE HOGARTH CLINIC
Therapists that practice at The Hogarth Clinic are gradually taking on in-clinic emergency appointments, and taking virtual consultations where necessary. They are equipped with medical grade PPE and are spacing out their appointments to allow ample time to thoroughly clean their room in between patients. Bookings are currently being made directly with each therapist, find their contact details here.
KEEPING YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE
If you are planning a visit to the Club, it is essential to keep the following in mind at all times please:
1. Please do not come to the club if you feel unwell.
2. Wash hands thoroughly with soap frequently.
3. Let us know if you or anyone in your household develop Covid-19 symptoms.
4. Wipe down equipment with the virucidal sprays provided before and after use.
5. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.
6. Do not remove cleaning materials/hand sanitiser from the Club.
7. Please be patient, polite and observe all notices, but of course if you have feedback for us please contact us directly.
Things will be a little different, but our bright, airy indoor spaces and diverse outdoor facilities will offer the perfect environment for you to enjoy a safe and varied fitness experience.
Contact us below for more information!