Given the current national position on Coronavirus (Covid 19) we felt it important to communicate an update regarding the status of our services and facilities. We would like to re-assure members about preparations and implications for your club and hope you find this message helpful.
First, we know people are worried about coronavirus, but being fit and healthy is an important deterrent to the risk of infection in the first place. There is no need to stop being active as long as you follow current advice.
Of course if you should become unwell, in any respect then please do stay away from your Oxford University Sport and inform us.
We are working under the current University guidelines (as informed by Government advice) and additionally are following UK national advice to the leisure sector from:-
- UK Active
- Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group
Swimming Pool: Oxford University Sport already has sufficient disinfectant regimes in our Pool water controls, with Chlorine, UV, pH and temperature controls to remain safe throughout.
Exercise Areas: Oxford University Sport has always supplied disinfectant sprays, and disposable blue paper towels in exercise areas. Please continue to carry a towel and use the available disinfectant to wipe down handles, equipment and surfaces before and after use.
Ancillary Areas: Oxford University Sport has increased the regime for disinfecting handles and high risk areas, and has ordered 4 hours of daily additional cleaning purely to disinfect commonly touched services (lockers, rails, handles etc.)
Reception: We have installed a disinfectant dispenser by the main entrance, to supplement hand wash facilities in rest rooms. We have decided to cease handling cash for the time being. We can take card payments at the till, over the phone and online.
What can members do to help?
Please continue to thoroughly wash your hands and maintain good personal hygiene. Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.
However unlikely, if you take the decision to self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms, or indeed test positive for Covid-19: -
- Clearly stay away from the sports facilities
- Inform Oxford University Sport of your status if you have visited us within the past 14 days (we can check if you are unsure, please do ask)
To Contact us
Please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call our reception team on 01865 611476.
- Inform the reception team of your name, membership number, address or e-mail to ID yourself. Give whatever detail you can
- They will escalate your report internally within Sport & the University
In these circumstances we will take remedial steps as a precautionary measure. With any illness, we would ask all members not to train at the club if you feel under the weather. It does not optimise your health and can delay your return to full Health.
For now we repeat it is crucial to remember that an active and healthy lifestyle protects you from the implications of any disease. The health, welfare and safety of students and staff is the number one priority for the University. We have set up a dedicated coronavirus advice page, and are acting on advice from sources including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, World Health Organisation, the NHS and Public Health England.