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Update from Trinity Sport to staff and students

11 August 2020

Dear staff and students,

We are pleased to confirm that we will be re-opening Trinity Sport Centre and our outdoor campus sports facilities tomorrow Wednesday 12th August with reduced opening hours and facilities. Our main priority is the safety of our members and staff, we are ensuring all appropriate guidelines and protocols are followed.

A number of restrictions will apply during our initial reopening phase of the Trinity Sport Centre. We will ease these restrictions as it is safe and permissible to do so and hope to return to normal operations within a short period. We will continue to comply with all government guidelines as part of that process.

1. Online booking system:

We have decided to operate an online booking system during our initial reopening phase to help us control the number of members and staff at Trinity Sport Centre at any one time. Online booking will be available from today Tuesday 11th August, you can book 1 x 1 hour 'Gym Slot' per day. Gym Slots and fitness classes can be booked 24 hours in advance, gym slots will be 60 minutes with a 15-minute gap to facilitate cleaning. You will not be able to enter Trinity Sport Centre without a booking and your Membership Access Card. Please do not attend the gym if you are feeling unwell or have a high temperature. For more information and to register for our online booking system please click here.

2. Entrance to Trinity Sport Centre via Westland Row:

Trinity Sport Members and staff must enter Trinity Sport Centre via the Westland Row gate while adhering to the two-meter social distancing markings and following the directional arrows to enter the building.

3. Opening hours:

The Trinity Sport centre will be reopening tomorrow Wednesday 12th August with reduced opening hours, the opening hours are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7am - 2.30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 - 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5.30pm

4. Changing Rooms:

Our changing rooms and showering facilities will be temporarily closed. For now, we are asking members to arrive prepared for your workout, wearing your gym clothes with a towel and water. We also ask that you leave immediately after your workout.

5. Fitness classes and CrossFit:

Trinity Sport fitness classes will resume next Monday 17th August at a reduced capacity to meet social distancing guidelines, CrossFit classes will resume in September. The team at Trinity Sport are working hard to launch a new digital fitness platform which will be available to members soon.

The following health and safety measures have been put in place to protect you:

  • COVID-19 Compliance Training
    All Trinity Sport staff have been fully trained in COVID-19 compliance to provide you with a safe and welcome return to the gym and to monitor day-to-day activities. Our staff will ensure that everyone adheres to social distancing guidelines and all other safe health guidelines.
  • Gym Cleaning
    Trinity Sport Centre will close for 15 minutes between each hourly gym slot so that we can clean and sanitise all gym equipment. Trinity Sport Centre will also be deep cleaned during closure periods. Cleaning includes all surfaces and touch points.
  • Entering and Exiting
    A one-way system will operate for entering and exiting the gym. Social distancing markers will also be in place where queuing is required.
  • Sanitisation Stations Customer sanitisation stations will be in place at the gym entrance and throughout Trinity Sport Centre, enabling you to regularly sanitise your hands. Anti-bacterial sprays will also be located around the gym and we are asking you to clean down equipment before and after use.
  • Gym Equipment
    Our gym layout and access to gym equipment has been redesigned to meet all social distancing guidelines.

More information and answers to FAQs and customer journey information can be found here. You can also contact our team at any time via email on sport@tcd.ie.

We very much look forward to seeing you back in our sporting facilities again,

Yours in health and fitness,
Trinity Sport