COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES

GYMNAST & sPECTATOR Health 

Updated 3/03/22

  • Please ensure your own physical health and wellbeing.

  • You must not enter the premises if in the last 7 days you:

  • Have been unwell or had flu like symptoms.

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID.

  • Have had any respiratory symptoms (even mild).

Please notify the office if your child tests positive to COVID. Gymnasts and Spectators need to isolate for 7 days and be symptom free before returning to gymnastics.

  • Close Contact Information – Household Contacts must take the following steps for their 7-day household contact period:

    • Test negative using a rapid antigen test on 5 days of the 7-day period (with tests spaced at least 24 hours apart).

    • Wear a mask indoors when outside the home – this includes at PIT Gymnastics for training or spectating.

    • Notify PIT Gymnastics if they are likely to attend during the 7-day period.

  • Make-up classes for Recreational gymnasts can be booked through the office

entry into the foyer

  • Gymnasts and spectators are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to enter the building.

  • Gymnasts and spectators are required to hand sanitise on entry to the building.

  • While facemasks are no longer required in indoor settings (except if you are a household contact), anyone who would prefer to wear a facemask is welcome to do so.

  • To enable social distancing and avoid overcrowding, we will maintain a limit of approximately 15 spectators in the foyer for viewing. Please line up at the place marked on the wall in the undercover area.

  • We have 10 chairs for seating and 5 standing room places in the foyer.

  • We will give directions on entry and exit times which will be announced by office staff.

  • NO food or drinks to be brought into or consumed in the foyer except for water bottles.

  • Please limit the number of spectators per family to allow for others.

  • Any child accompanying a parent to view must sit on the parents’ lap.

  • There will be one reserved seat for one parent on the day of a gymnast doing a trial class.

  • Foyer viewing will close Monday to Friday 8.15pm and Saturdays 5.15pm for cleaning purposes.

  • Unfortunately, we do not have space for prams.

  • Gymnasts will be assembled in the foyer first, ready for their class. Then spectators will be invited to enter.

  • We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Arrival

  • Gymnasts must be able to enter the building confidently and independently.

  • Parents will not be permitted to enter the building until gymnasts have moved into the gym (except PIT A PATS Parents)

  • Do not arrive more than 5-10 minutes prior to your child’s class.

  • Maintain Social Distance while waiting in under cover area outside until staff member takes your child in through the Foyer entrance. Gymnasts will be required to hand sanitise and attendance will be recorded.

  • Staff will invite gymnasts into the gym when ready. 

  • If you wish to wait in your car, please park on the street to allow space for parents dropping off and picking up children.

What to bring to the gym

  • While facemasks are no longer required in the gym (except if you are a household contact) we would prefer that gymnasts (especially Competitive Gymnasts) have one in their bag to use if required for close contact spotting.

  • Your own named, filled water bottle. Drink bottles cannot be held if left in the gym and will be thrown out at the end of the day.

  • Arrive in appropriate clothing for training (uniform for Tumblers, Flippers, Squads, Competitive). It is preferred that gymnasts do not change at the gym.

  • Footwear must be worn to and from the gym. Preferably footwear that is easy to slip on and off.

  • Strapping tape if required (Gymnast will need to be able to put this on without assistance).

We will supply 

  • Hand sanitiser (or you can bring your own if you wish).

Training

  • Coach will dispense hand sanitiser to athletes prior to using apparatus.

  • Follow the instructions of your Coach at all times.

  • Facemasks are no longer required to be worn in the gym, but Coaches and gymnasts may still wear a facemask if they choose to.

  • Anyone who is a Household Contact must wear a facemask at all times in the building and while training.

  • There may also be times when facemasks are required for close contact spotting. Gymnasts are required to supply their own facemasks for these situations.

  • Maintain Social Distancing (1.5m) when possible.

Pick UP

  • Once training has concluded gymnasts will exit the gym immediately through the side door (next to roller door). Do not congregate near the building or in the carpark

  • Do Not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to pick up

  • Please ensure that you child takes home all of their belongings, we no longer have a lost property and are unable to keep items left behind – especially drink bottles, masks, clothing etc.