Aspire Wellbeing Centre has now re-established its services for existing Day Centre Members in a carefully planned and managed way.
Unfortunately, this not the same for the Gym. While we are in Lock Down, the Gym will remain closed.
We will open once again once these restrictions have been lifted. The following conditions will apply initially: the gym will be open to existing members who can self manage from 8.30 to 3pm Monday to Friday. For those members needing further assistance and help to manage in the Aspire Gym, we are asking that you pre-book on a Tuesday or Thursday between 1 and 3pm. We would ask that you restrict your time to one hour sessions only. We will continue to keep the numbers to around 5 gym members per hour as has been our previous arrangements these past months. These arrangements will be in place until further notice and will be reviewed as and when needed.
We want to thank you all for your patience and hope to see you all sometime, when the Government lifts the restrictions we are under at the present time.
What PPE are we using?
All Aspire staff members are using PPE as appropriate for each situation – this includes masks, gloves, aprons, face-visors, sanitising sprays, wipes and hand sanitisers. All these items are available to all staff and used as appropriate to each individual situation ranging from normal social interaction to assistance with personal care to assistance with eating.
How are we enforcing regular hand sanitising?
All of our staff members have been trained in the importance of a Covid – 19 secure practice and environment. We have already contacted Members, Carers and service users in writing and verbally communicated about how this applies to them. We have also displayed notices all around the premises reinforcing the messages around social distancing and personal hygiene.
How are we enforcing social distancing?
To ensure social distancing can be maintained, Aspire have reluctantly had to reduce the number of Members and service users that can access the centre at any one time. Aspire have installed highly visible markings on the floor and displayed posters around building to ensure we adhere to the government guidelines on social distancing. We have also trained our staff members to identify and verbally re-enforce our Covid – 19 safety measures.
Why should you feel comfortable returning to the centre?
Aspire have undertaken a thorough risk assessment, supported by the local authority, and have put in place measures to reduce the identified risks as far as possible. All staff have been trained in Covid–19 secure practice. Numbers of people at our centre have been reduced to enable social distancing.