The following operating procedures specifically relate to the re-opening of our Writhlington site and are based on current government and UK Active (industry trade body) guidance at the time of publishing (July 2020). Click here for UK Active guidance.
Unfortunately, the gym extension at our Midsomer Norton site has been delayed due to COVID-19. We anticipate this re-opening on 1st October. Further updates to follow on this page and on our social media channels.
Click here for details regarding entry, cleaning regimes, changing rooms and toilet facilities.
Writhlington Gym – (re-opened Saturday 25th July)
Midsomer Norton Gym – (re-opening Saturday 12th September)
Anyone wishing to attend the gym will need to book in advance via our app (search DragonflyLeisure in the app store or google play) or online platform Please note you will not be able to attend the gym without a booking. Please read the following guidance in its entirety, before attending.
We will still be offering pay-as-you-go sessions for those who don’t want to commit to a membership.
Our pay-as-you-go charges are
Please note you will be unable to move or cancel your booking once payment has been made. Refunds are not available if you’re unable to attend at your booking time.
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Occupancy will be restricted to just 14 per session at our Writhlington site and 30 per session at our Midsomer Norton site to ensure strict social distancing is maintained. This is below the Government’s and UK Active’s guidance of 100 sq ft per person, which for our Writhlington and Midsomer gyms would be 16 and 40 people per session respectively.
Sessions will be offered in 50 minute blocks.
Juniors aged 11 – 15 can attend but will need to book and will need to be accompanied by a paying (booked on) adult during off peak hours – 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 1pm Saturday and Sunday). Please note juniors MUST be strictly supervised by an adult at all times when in the gym. We will not be running any junior gym sessions until further notice.
Customers will not be allowed to enter the building more than 5 minutes prior to the start of their session. We would prefer attendees to wait in their cars if arriving early and only enter the building approximately 2 minutes prior to the start of their session as this will avoid the need to queue.
Customers will be asked to sanitise their hands and take their temperature via a wall mounted contactless self-service infrared thermometer when entering reception. Anyone with a temperature will not be permitted to enter the building.
Face coverings are not mandatory as social distancing controls will ensure safe exercise distances.
Changing rooms will NOT be available. Customers are therefore required to come dressed in their workout kit and will need to shower at home.
Customers will not be permitted to enter the gym unless instructed to do so by a member of the fitness team.
Customers will only be able to use equipment if they are a minimum of 2 metres away from other users. Staff will be supervising the gym to ensure this is adhered to.
Disinfectant wipes and gel will be provided. Customers will be asked to wipe down machines before and after use.
Towels / ‘sweat towels’ are not permitted.
A member of the fitness team will always be supervising to ensure social distancing rules and equipment cleaning regimes are adhered to. They will also undertake hourly cleaning of equipment.
All fabric equipment (boxing gloves, resistance bands etc) will be removed or marked out of order. Customers are therefore encouraged to bring their own equipment where necessary.
Our ventilation system complies with Sport England recommendations with an extract and fresh air supply.
The water fountain will be out of use. Customers are therefore encouraged to bring plenty of water with them.
We are currently setting up a streaming platform so that we can offer home based workouts for those unable to attend site or for those that want to supplement their gym workouts with home-based sessions, a small charged will be levied for this service. Further details to follow.