All Aura Leisure Centres are open again

All Aura Leisure Centres re-opened on July 6th. We want to thank all our members for supporting us over the last few months and to all of our staff who have been working hard to get all our leisure centres ready to reopen safely. Our staff are our ‘frontline heroes’.

More than ever, we are determined to drive our mission of ‘A Healthier and Happier Ireland’ and it appears that our longstanding company values have never been more relevant e.g. ‘We Are All In This Together’.

This page has been provided as a reference for all the information you need to return safely to Aura Leisure to continue your health and fitness goals. We will be keeping this page updated so do check in regularly. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Things will be a liitle different when you return. But rest assured these new operations have been put in place to ensure the highest standards of health and safety so you can enjoy your workout in Aura with piece of mind.

Please read the below carefully. We need to ensure we operate strictly in adherence to public health guidance and we will implement that guidance with your co-operation.

Book Your Time Slot

You will need to book in advance of attending the gym, swimming pool or fitness classes using our online booking system or over the phone. This may change in the coming weeks in line with Government regulations. Click here to access our online booking system. Details of the new booking system have been sent to customers.

Arriving at our Centres

  • Don’t enter if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 – please isolate at home until it is safe to return
  • Ensure you sanitise your hands at the sanitiser station provided
  • Social distancing will be outlined with floor markings and signage
  • Check-in at reception to confirm your booking
  • We have installed new hygiene screens at our reception desks
  • Our staff may be wearing PPE to protect both members and staff where social distancing measures cannot be adhered to
  • Prepare to make on-site payments using contactless where possible
  • Swipe your card at the turnstyle. Please don’t touch it with your hands – instead push through using your legs.
  • Please observe one-way systems and follow directional signage
  • Some of our services will be running at a reduced capacity and some may be temporarily unavailable

Our Staff

  • Have received extensive training in relation to managing Covid-19 in the workplace and enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols
  • Will not be allowed to present for work if they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
  • Will be practicing social distancing while working

Please be patient with our staff, while they too are adjusting to these new measures

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

Enhanced and extensive cleaning schedules and practices have been introduced at all of our centres using our Eco-Friendly ‘Ozone’ cleaning product proven to kill Coronavirus.

Using Our Gym

Things may look and feel different, but it is all in the interest of your safety and having a great workout

  • Please come gym-ready and leave immediately after your workout
  • Changing facilities will be available at some of our centres but members are encouraged not to use them if possible.
  • If you do need to use the changing room you must inform staff on entering the premises.
  • The number of lockers available will be restricted. You will need to sanitise your locker before and after use.
  • Water fountains will not be available
  • Sweat towels are allowed but NOT for wiping down equipment. Paper towel will be provided for sanitising equipment before and after use.
  • Play your part and wipe down equipment before & after personal use. This includes free weights, machines (and mats). Our ‘Ozone’ disinfectant will be available for members to use which kills the virus and is safe to use.
  • Please bring your own mat where possible
  • Social distancing will be implemented in the gym and studios
  • Avoid going to or touching areas or equipment you do not need to
  • Use hand sanitiser dispensers regularly and wash hands regularly where possible

Using Our Pool

Research has proven chlorine kills Covid-19

  • Maximum capacities will be in place during each time slot for social distancing
  • If possible, come pool-ready and only use changing facilities after your swim
  • Adhere to your allocated time slot
  • Showers will be available at most of our centres but it is preferred if swimmers just rinse, change and go
  • Our health suites will remain closed for now

Participating in Fitness Classes

  • Class sizes will be reduced to ensure social distancing
  • Book in advance
  • Mats will be provided but we recommend that you bring your own.
  • Mats must be cleaned before and after use

Leaving our Centres

  • Observe any one-way systems in place
  • Follow directional signage to exit by designated routes
  • Ensure you sanitise your hands at the sanitiser station provided

 

Aura Swim Academy

Our Swim Academy will also be re-commencing for children. As the start dates will vary across our centres, parents will receive specific details for their particular centre. We are prioritising the completion of  the last term of Swim Academy children first and we will be in touch with all swim academy parents directly, so there is no need to contact us.

Please bear with us as we still have reduced staff numbers on site and it will take us a little longer to respond to queries. But rest assured we will contact all parents. We will send further updates to Swim Academy parents on the health and safety measures we are putting in place.