Covid-19 Studio Updates
Protecting your health
Enduring the Covid-19 pandemic has been tough both physically and mentally for many, with some suffering painful losses. So making sure our clients stay healthy and safe is our priority.
Our aim with this page is to keep you updated on the latest studio procedures as we work to Government advice through the changing pandemic landscape. But we also wanted to provide you with resources to help you manage in these unprecedented times, because understanding your body and your mind can help you feel more in control. For example, this short Ted-Ed video helps explain how our immune system works and I have written a blog about keeping well during lockdown.
Latest Studio updates for Covid-19
22 February 2021 - the roadmap to re-opening
On 22 Feb the Government outlined their 4 step roadmap out of lockdown. However, they have stated that before moving to the next step certain criteria must be met and therefore the dates provided are the earliest possible dates.
Based on the dates and information provided today, we have detailed below how your face-to-face sessions and classes are impacted on the 'road to return'. Whilst we are in lockdown we are still offering Zoom private and group sessions.
Finally, please remember that until we reach these dates, we are still in lockdown and so all lockdown rules apply.
Step 1 - 29 March
Outdoor group classes are permitted under the 'Rule of 6'. This means a teacher plus five clients. Classes can take place in a private garden.
Outdoor 121's can take place from 8 March.
Since 4U Pilates is studio based, this means we'll be conducting our private sessions and group classes on Zoom until Step 2
Step 2 - 12 April
Indoor Face to Face sessions can take place when 'Step 2' comes into effect.
This applies to 1-2-1 sessions only or teaching of household bubbles.
Group classes will not be permitted until 'Step 3'. We will continue to run Zoom Group Classes at this time.
Step 3 - 17 May
Indoor Group classes can recommence.
We anticipate further Government advice as we approach 'Step 3' about numbers in the class and distancing rules etc,. But we expect it to be similar to previous limitations. We will update you as we know more.
We will continue to run Zoom classes and Private classes in addition to studio classes
Step 4 - 21 June
The Government anticipate a 'return to normal' at Step 4 on 21 June.
We will provide more information about any new or different required procedures at this time.
We will continue to run Zoom Classes and Private sessions alongside our studio sessions.
Exemptions - Medical practitioners are still allowed to see patients and may continue to treat on a 121 basis before the 12 April date. If your 121 treatment is part of a rehabilitation programme please contact Zoisa for more information or see below.
Before you return - Please ensure that you have read our safety guidelines and our instructions on 'returning to the studio after lockdown' which includes completing an online form before your first visit.
Thank you for your continued support over this time.
Receiving treatments during lockdown
As of 5 November 2020, Covid-19 National guidelines stated that whilst personal care facilities such must close during a lockdown, there are exemptions where the service offered relates to physical or mental health.
We are therefore allowed to offer our massage, reiki and touch 4 health treatments if you are suffering from the following:
Stress related issues
Anxiety and hypertension
To improve mental and emotional health
Other health related issue
In the event of a future lockdown(s), we understand that these rules will continue to apply. However should governments regulations change you will be notified through our 'latest studio updates' section.
If you wish to have a treatment during lockdown, please complete our online questionnaire
Returning to classes after lockdown
We are looking forward to welcoming you back, please make sure that you have read our safety guidelines for returning to classes.
Please do not attend a class if you have ANY COVID symptoms such as a new persistent cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell.
Please remember, you must self isolate if you have been in contact with someone with Covid, you will be contacted if any class member has tested positive for Covid-19.
Classes will be smaller to allow for social distancing. The studios will be cleaned between each session. If it is your first visit back to us after lockdown, please complete our health questionnaire before your visit.