Updated 20th March 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Update – YMCA Fylde Coast Health and Fitness Centres Closure
Following the announcement from the Government this evening, all YMCA Fylde Coast Health and Fitness Centres will be closed to the public from the evening of 20th March 2020.
The centres will be closed for the foreseeable future and further communications will be issued in due course. During our period of closure:
- All annual/paid upfront memberships will be credited with additional days added to their membership to account for the closure period. Members do not have any action to take as we will do this on your behalf.
- All current direct debit memberships held with us (including Fylde Sharks and Y:Youth) will be frozen from 20th March 2020 for the duration of our closure, with no money taken from members during this time. Members do not have any action to take as we will do this on your behalf.
We want to help you keep active at home during our period of closure and we want you to continue on your wellbeing journey to stay healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit. With this in mind, some of our instructors and fitness teams have worked hard to produce some bespoke workouts that we will post on our social media soon.
Our partners at Les Mills and YMCA 360 in the USA have provided us with some FREE home workouts. We will place these soon on our app for you to access. These workouts are available to everyone, not just our members. Please help to encourage everyone to continue to find activity during these uncertain times:
We continue to face unprecedented times and throughout the COVID-19 outbreak we have been trying to ensure we make sure our communities are supported in Mind, Body and Spirit in order to keep active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We have been humbled to see the communities’ response and would like to show our appreciation to our staff, members and customers who have continued to work tirelessly to ensure we abide by the guidelines set out by government, PHE and the NHS in regard to the outbreak. We thank you for your patience, dedication and continued support
Look after yourselves and each other as we will continue to help in our communities in any we can. Yours in Mind, Body and Spirit #strongertogether
Updated 18th March 2020
YMCA Fylde Coast is currently open. This will be reviewed daily.
The health and safety of our communities, visitors and staff is absolutely paramount to us. We are closely monitoring official guidelines from Public Health England, The World Health Organisation, local authorities and the government regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are continuing to do our very best to ensure our facilities are a safe place for you to exercise.
- We are rigorously cleaning our facilities throughout the day to ensure they are as clean as possible
- We are ensuring even more hand sanitizer is available throughout all centres with even more signage to encourage cleanliness
- We encourage visitors to wipe down all equipment before and after use with antibacterial spray and throw away towels provided
- We encourage visitors to bring their own towels and place them on equipment whilst using
- We encourage visitors to wash their hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds and dry hands fully when arriving and leaving centres
As this pandemic develops, we will continue to monitor and adapt to the situation daily.
Emergency protocols are in place and we are working with our partners across Lancashire and Cumbria to keep updated and to ensure our communities we serve remain informed as the situation develops.
In the midst of uncertain times, we encourage visitors and society as a whole to remain active and continue to exercise. Exercise is vital for physical health and mental wellbeing. It is proven to boost your immune system, help lower stress and offers a form of escapism.
If you experience any of the coronavirus symptoms below we urge you to stay at home.
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Together we can get through this, #Strongertogether.
YMCA Fylde Coast
Updated: 17th March 2020
Further to our latest update yesterday (please see below) we are extending our option to freeze your membership from 7 days to 14 days.
As advised, you should stay at home for a period of 14 days if you or any of your household have any coronavirus symptoms. If you are a YMCA Fylde Coast member, showing any symptoms and have/choose to self-isolate for the recommended 14 day period, we will be happy to freeze your membership and give you that 14 day period back. Please phone your nearest YMCA Health and Fitness Centre to arrange it with them if you feel this will assist you. Contact numbers can be found here #StrongerTogether
We continue to follow advice from Public Health England (PHE), The World Health Organisation (WHO), local authorities and the government in relation to dealing with the delay phase of the current pandemic. Our facilities remain open and the wellbeing of our communities, visitors and staff is our absolute priority and you can be assured that health and safety has our complete attention. In the meantime, keep up your exercise routine whilst utilising increased hygiene procedures. Exercise and physical activity exercise can help boost immune function, metabolism and lower stress levels.
Updated: 16th March 2020
Further to our update on Friday 13th March regarding Coronavirus (COVID – 19), as advised, you should stay at home for a period of 7 days if you have any coronavirus symptoms. If you are a YMCA Fylde Coast member, showing any symptoms and choose to self-isolate for the recommended 7 day period, we will be happy to freeze your membership and give you that 7 day period back. Please phone your nearest YMCA Health and Fitness Centre to arrange it with them if you feel this will assist you. Contact numbers can be found here #StrongerTogether
The YMCA is committed to following strict advice from Public Health England (PHE), The World Health Organisation (WHO), local authorities and the government in relation to dealing with the delay phase of the current pandemic. The wellbeing of our communities, visitors and staff is our absolute priority and you can be assured that health and safety has our complete attention.
All our employees are fully aware of the current requirements and we take great pride in the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all of our venues. We have taken additional measures to make our cleaning and hygiene procedures even more rigorous and we have increased the amount of hand sanitisers for our staff and visitors to use. We have increased our signage displays to encourage correct hygiene procedures. We have put in place our emergency protocols and we are working together with our partners across Lancashire to keep updated and to ensure our communities we serve remain informed as the situation develops.
At the moment all our public buildings remain open.
Keep up your exercise routine whilst utilising increased hygiene procedures. Exercise and physical activity exercise can help boost immune function, metabolism and lower stress levels.
We are following developments as they happen and will update this page as necessary.
Please continue to follow PHE advice:
Wash your hands more often than usual, especially when you:
- Get home or into work
- Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
- Eat or handle food
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature, or
- a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
You should only use the 111 coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
These actions will help you protect yourself and others. Get more information at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Lets Support Each Other!