Guidelines for using Leafield Community Gym during the Coronavirus pandemic

LCG Risk Assessment PDF

Updated 23/07/2020

We all must play a part in keeping ourselves, other gym members, and our community safe whilst coronavirus (COVID-19) is still a risk.

Please follow this guidance when using the gym.

Do not use the gym if you feel unwell. This is to prevent the spread of the virus or other illnesses.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

More information about symptoms is available on the NHS website

If you develop coronavirus symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19, please inform us as soon as possible by email This is so we can tell the members that used the gym after you to self-isolate. If we have a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus amongst gym users, we will temporarily close the gym so that deep cleaning can take place.

Arranging to use the gym

In order to keep you safe and reduce the risk of infection, we have introduced a booking system

If you intend to use the gym as a couple or with other family member(s), you must also provide their names* in the online booking form

Note: The Committee will monitor gym use to ensure fair access and we welcome feedback from members on how the booking system works.

* In line with Government guidance, we have to assist the NHS Test and Trace service by keeping a temporary record of gym attendees for 21 days. All personal information will be held securely, and will only be used for gym administrative purposes and to meet requests from the NHS Test and Trace service.

At the gym


The toilet facilities remain open to members. After using the facilities, please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and then dry your hands using the hand towels provided. Information about good hand washing technique will be displayed in each toilet area and is available on the NHS website

Remember to lock the door between the gym and meeting room and leave the key hanging by the chain.

Please get in touch

Email the Gym Committee on if you have questions or concerns about using the gym.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Weighing up the risks

Exercising at the gym has positive benefits for both your physical health and mental wellbeing, but it is important to consider the potential risks during the pandemic. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have one or more of the health conditions listed below, or are undergoing certain treatments/ taking certain medications.

Coronavirus can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher.

There are 2 levels of higher risk:

People at high risk from coronavirus include people who:

People at moderate risk from coronavirus include people who:


  1. NHS (2020) Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms. Published online

  2. Sport England (2020) Hygiene for sport and physical activity. Published online

  3. HM Government (17 July 2020) Guidance for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities. Published online.

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