URGENT DKHAC NEWS - RE-OPEN 19 OCTOBER

RE-OPEN OF DKHAC - 19 October 2021

Following advice from the State Government on Monday 18th October, DKHAC is thrilled to advise that we will be open for business as usual from 6am tomorrow, Tuesday 19th October.

Most services will operate as normal (steam room and sauna remain closed), however we ask that all clients abide by the continuing restrictions in place until 6pm Friday 22nd October of wearing a mask indoors and outdoors.  We ask that clients wear/bring their own masks, and continue to do so until the advice changes.  Please note that DKHAC is observing all State Government guidelines and access to the Centre will only be permitted if a mask is worn.

Masks will be required to be worn in the Centre by people aged 12 and over, except for when doing intense physical exercise, Learn to Swim, water sports, swimming or with a medical exemption (in writing). The Centre will enforce a strict no mask, no entry policy and our staff will be on hand to help you with the mask wearing requirements.  

The health and safety of our members and staff remains our top priority, please help your fellow members stay safe by following by us reminding you on the below specific guidelines:

AQUATIC & CENTRE

  • Masks will be required on and around the pool deck areas, change rooms, cafe, customer service and retail (dry areas)
  • Masks will be required to be worn in the spa
  • Masks will be required to be worn by people aged 12 and over in the leisure pool who are not submerging (e.g. supervising young children)
  • Masks will not be required when involved in an in-water aquatic activity (swimming, learn to swim, sports, aquatic classes)
  • The steam room and sauna remained closed as the DKHAC deem it unsafe for our users to wear masks in these environments. This will be reviewed as the mask restrictions ease.

 

GYM & GROUP FITNESS

  •  Adhere to our strict ‘no towel, no train’ policy\Thoroughly wipe down all equipment before and after use, using the antibacterial wipes provided
  • Take responsibility for social distancing measures by adhering to dedicated floor markings, avoid congregating prior to Group Exercise classes starting, respect capacity rules and use only the equipment that is available
  • Please bring your own mat if you can when attending Group Exercise classes
  • Always swipe into the Gym, this will enable more accurate attendance records
  • Please be respectful to team members who are enforcing procedures

NEW ADDITONAL SAFETY MEASURES - WEARING A MASK IN THE GYM

In accordance with Government requirements, members and visitors must wear a face mask unless engaging in strenuous activity.

Masks are required when:

  • During gym floor activities
  • Using weights
  • During Mezzanine floor activities
  • Participating in Yoga, Pilates and BodyBalance
  • Exercise is not strenuous - based on using the Rating of Perceived Exertion Chart (RPE) scale.  The chart begins at 1 with very light activity, and peaks at 10 with max effort activity.  (Any member with an RPE of 7 or higher should not wear a mask and any less than RPE of 6 a mask will be required)
  • Warming up/walking on Cardio machines

Masks can be removed when:
Exercise becomes strenuous -  based on using the Rating of Perceived Exertion Chart (RPE) scale.  The chart begins at 1 with very light activity, and peaks at 10 with max effort activity.  (Any member with an RPE of 7 or higher should not wear a mask and any less than RPE of 6 a mask will be required)

  • All Group Fitness classes including Aqua, Yoga, Pilates and BodyBalance
  • *Masks are welcome to be worn if you feel more comfortable

We ask that members to please be kind to our instructors who will be enforcing these guidelines and until restrictions are reviewed on Friday, or as directed by the public health department.