15th May

Contactless Register

We are starting this Monday 18th May. All caregiver dropping off children to our classes will need to use our Contactless Register.

You will need to create your own QR code. It only take less than 1 minute to do it. 

Children dont need to do this since our coaches will take class roll as usual.

Click here to create your QR code

 

11th May 2020 

Supporting your child to return to Gymnastics

It will be very normal for your child to be a little unsettled as they start back into school and activities. Please note that we will work with you to support your child and help them to settle in again. It is however very important to practice social distancing and processes for dropping off and picking up your child will change.

PROGRAMMES

Programmes are adjusted to ensure athletes are rebuilding after a period of time out of the gym ensuring their safety and minimise injury risk 

Development of more difficult skills is limited to avoid injury and coaches to remain contactless with athletes so spoting is not allowed unless in an emergency.

EVENTS

All Gymnastics Competitions for 2020 are cancelled at this stage.  Gymnastics NZ is reviewing how some competitions can go ahead. (Further communication to competitive members will follow with more details about events.)

STAFF

  • Staff will work offsite where possible, and when at the facility will maintain social distance.
  • Coaches have been advised to take a ‘hands off’ approach to Gymnast instruction where is safe to do so.

 FACILITY

All Adults entering our Facilities will need to register via the QR code or manual form.

  • Daily cleaning of the public spaces and facilities.
  • Daily disinfecting of high use equipment inside the gymnasiums at the end of each night.
  • Hand washing before and after class will be continued.
  • The Foam pit will be covered by mats NOT JUMING INTO THE FOAM. Only landing or walking on mats is allowed.
  • Only parents of pre-schoolers to stay in the facility with their child while they are attending class.
  • Class sizes limited to 9 athletes and 1 coach.
  • All other parents must drop of and pick up only.

ATHLETES

  • All children must arrive ready to start Gym with a warm top and shoes on. No changing in the changing rooms. Parents please make sure your child has been to the toilet before class and has washed their hands.
  • All Children must have a bag with them that contains only their drink bottle. They are to put their shoes and warm top inside when they start gym.
  • Only 1 child at a time in the bathroom.
  • 8+ years - Caregivers to drop off and pick up outside the facility only. Children attendance will be recorded from the roll by the coach.
  • 5-7 years - Caregivers to drop off inside the facility then leave as quickly as is reasonable for the duration of class. Enter through the cafe, sign in, deliver your child to the designated meeting point for their class and leave through door at the bottom of the stairs.

Pick up from the gym roller door. Please be on time.

  • 2-4 years - Caregivers have full access to the facility due to the age of children, must practise social distance (2m). Enter through the cafe and sign in. leave through the gym roller door after your class.
  • All Children and coaches will be directed to wash their hands before entering the training gymnasiums, and then their names will be checked off the attendance role.
  • Athletes are no longer able to use the cups at reception. Athletes may fill their own drink bottles. Any drink bottles left on the gym floor at the facility will be disposed of daily (please remind your children to take theirs home).
  • Please do not attend classes or enter the facility if you feel unwell or are showing any cold or flu symptoms. Please let us know if this is the case.
  • Do not attend gym or enter the facility for 14 days if you have just arrived in New Zealand from overseas.

 

Gym Kids Team

 

04/05/2020

As we had previously advised that Sport NZ would be announcing more detailed information regarding sport in Alert Level 2 on 1 May, Today  we wanted to provide you with an update.

Sport NZ are in ongoing discussions with the Government and in particular the Ministry of Health to finalise requirements and will communicate further details once this has been agreed – at this stage we are not sure when that will be but will keep you posted.

In our update last week we advised our intention to reopen on 18th May and we still hope that this is possible. We had wanted to open our registrations for term 2 today (4th May). As the Guidelines might effect our timetable it is sensible to wait for these before opening the registrations as we don’t want to cause confusion for our customers.

Thanks you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gym Kids team.

 

 

24/04/2020

 

We hope that this update finds you all safe and well. As you will have heard repeatedly these are unprecedented times. None of us have a rule book for this type of situation and as such we are all learning as we go. We are very proud of the efforts our country has made in stamping out this virus. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones during this time and all those who have faced many struggles and sacrifices. 

 

Gym Kids is working hard on preparing to reopen when we move to Alert level 2. We are following the official government guidelines along with recommendations from the various sporting authorities. We will not be able to open in level 3 which starts Monday 27th at 11.59pm. It is our intention to open on Monday 18th of May if the government move us down to alert level 2 after the review of level 3 which is planned for 11th May.

 

Additional guidelines will be released to us on 1st May from Sport NZ, Aktive and Gymnastics NZ. Based on these we will make timetable, class and process changes as needed. We intend to open our registrations on Monday 4th May. Our current registered students will receive their class rollover info at this time. We will be sending out the updated info via our newsletter, website and facebook page.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our team who have been working behind the scenes to keep things going. A huge thanks as well to the coaches who have prepared some great workouts on facebook and YouTube. If you haven’t had a chance to give some a go please see

https://www.facebook.com/GymZoneNZ/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1F80uZBOMpr10SvYUo5JFQ

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you back at Gym Kids very soon.

Best wishes from GYM KIDS TEAM. 

 

23/03 /2020

Dear community,

 As you will likely all be aware, the government has raised the Covid-19 alert level to level 3 from today. This requires gymnastics clubs to immediately suspend delivery of all classes. The alert level will increase to level 4 on Wednesday and these, plus other measures, will remain in place for a minimum of 4 weeks.

 If you haven't seen it already, this is a fantastic government website that will help you keep up to date - https://covid19.govt.nz/ 

We will continue communicating mainly through our website, facebook page and email during this time. We will give you further updates over the coming days as we process the decisions made and their implications.

We are all operating in a climate of huge upheaval and uncertainty and we are very conscious of the impact this will be having on you all. 

Take care of your family. 

Best wishes from GYM KIDS TEAM.

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Just wanted to say:

My daughter has loved gymnastics from day one.  What a great way to get kids active - she spends hours practising at home and looks forward to classes every week

 

Susie Holmes