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Boroondara Sports Complex and Balwyn Gymnastics Club maintain a set of COVID-safe practices to ensure the wellbeing of gymnasts and families.

COVID-19 still poses a serious health threat to the community and we will be taking all of the precautionary steps necessary to keep you and our staff safe.

We have implemented a series of COVID-safe practices specific to our gymnastics studio lessons. These practices are summarised in the drop down fields below. 

Further details on these practices are listed below and within our Family Information Handbook.

  • Classes and Debits

    When will classes be returning?

    We are excited to announce that our full gymnastics program will recommence on Wednesday 03 November 2021.

    Will direct debits be restarted?

    Yes! Our direct debit cycle will recommence from Thursday 04 November 2021.

    How long do the classes run for?

    In line with our COVID-safety plan, we will be continuing with shorter class times for the remainder of Term 2. For information on your lesson length and price please refer to our gymnastics page.

  • COVIDSafe Gymnastics

    In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a number of changes have been made to ensure the safe delivery of our program.  Information containing the changes to our programming can be found in our Parent Information Handbook.

    This handbook has been designed to provide key information to those attending the gymnastics program and includes key information including:

    • Changes to existing processes and procedures
    • Expectations in a COVID safe environment (Our COVID Safety Plan)
    • Changes to program operation
    • Hygiene and cleaning processes
    • Facility layout information
    • Supervision and traffic management
  • Class duration, pick up/drop off and spectators

    Class duration pick-up / drop-off procedure?

    How long do the classes run for? For information on your lesson length and price please refer to our memberships information page

    • Most classes have been reduced by 15-minutes to provide sufficient time and to conduct essential cleaning between lessons.
    • In order to achieve our 15-minute change over process we have made two key changes
      • Gymnast of the week certificates will not be distributed in the last minutes of classes.
      • We are working on alternative methods to recognise our gymnasts during this time.
      • The warm-up will now be incorporated into the initial apparatus rotation with your class.

    What is the pick-up / drop-off procedure and can spectators enter?

    Those with school-aged students will need to complete the drop-off and pick up process.

    In line with Victorian State Government health advice, from Friday 22 October 2021, centre access will only be available for fully vaccinated patrons. This means all patrons over the age of 16, inclusive of siblings, parents and guardians who are dropping off or picking up gymnasts must be fully vaccinated to enter our facility.

  • Maintaining a COVID-safe environment

    Boroondara Sports Complex maintains a facility wide COVID Safety Plan which is available to download.

    The following information is sample from the full plan.

    Temperature Scanning

    • Temperature scanning provides a layer of protection by identifying those who may have a high temperature.
    • All staff and contractors will have temperature checks prior to commencing work.
    • Should a temperature above 38 degrees be detected an additional test(s) will be completed.
    • Should subsequent tests confirm the prior reading, the staff member will be asked to return home.

    Physical Distancing Requirements

    • A distance of 1.5m between people throughout our facilities and programs.
    • All spaces have been measured and 4m2 capacity restrictions are in place where required.
    • Removal of seating and equipment has occurred to ensure social distancing.

    Signage and Instruction

    • Hygiene signage and floor, seat and bench decals have been installed to guide patrons.
    • Areas within the facility have signs advising of capacity, these limits must be complied with at all times.

    Increased Hygiene and Cleaning

    • Hand sanitiser stations have been installed at entry/exit, in high touch point areas and areas of high traffic.
    • Cleaning has been increased with staff regularly cleaning touch points.
    • Where required all staff, visitors and patrons will wear a mask within Y facilities.

    Staff Training

    • All staff have been trained in COVID Safety training provided by the Health Department.
    • Staff have undergone Y Victoria training and signed commitment to being COVID-Safe.

    Confirmed Case

    • In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 the Y has an 8 step confirmed case process.
    • This process ensures isolation, reporting, tracing and cleaning occurs before an area or facility can reopen.
    • Everyone who enters our facility will have their details recorded to assist with contact tracing.
  • Program operation

    Class duration

    • Most classes have been reduced by 15-minutes to provide sufficient time and to conduct essential cleaning between lessons.
    • In order to achieve our 15-minute change over process we have made two key changes
      • Gymnast of the week certificates will not be distributed in the last minutes of classes.
      • We are working on alternative methods to recognise our gymnasts during this time.
      • The warm-up will now be incorporated into the initial apparatus rotation with your class.

    Make up classes

    • Members can access a maximum of four make-up classes per calendar year.
    • Make-up classes are dependent on vacancies in other classes.

    Communication between families and coaches

    • In order to maximise activities during lessons we ask that families contact our Gymnastics Coordinator outside of lesson times.
    • Our Gymnastics Coordinator is able to answer questions about your child's progression or review your current lesson schedule.

    Zones

    • Zones have been developed within the gymnastics area to ensure the environment is controlled. 
    • These zones have been measured out with the total square metres of each zone known. 
    • This has enabled us to easily manage the amount of people in a zone and assists in keeping separating students.
    • Gymnasts will be required to stay as a group during classes and stay within their designated zone.
  • Cleaning and hygiene
    • Sanitisation stations have been placed around the gymnastics area, including entry and exit into the space. 
    • Prior to and throughout each class, gymnasts will be required to complete a personal sanitisation practices (handwashing and sanitising).
    • These practices may occur when participants are switching equipment and if they sneeze or cough.
    • Additional cleaning will occur between lessons.
    • Where possible equipment that cannot be wiped between lessons will be removed from circulation.