The health, wellness, and comfort level of your family is a top priority for us, now and always. We have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in addition to new social distancing measures to ensure that members, families, and our team feel as comfortable as possible visiting The Little Gym of Springfield.
This document highlights the enhanced cleaning and disinfecting processes and social distancing procedures that we have implemented in our facility for both group and private activities.
Following the instructions from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), we have made considerable improvements to the way our facility is disinfected to make it so fresh and so clean, clean, clean! We know that many families already recognize The Little Gym as the cleanest place you can bring your child, and now more than ever, we will stay true to that sentiment.
New Cleaning Standards: We have always used hospital-grade cleaners to clean and disinfect our facility, but we are now doing it more frequently to prevent cross-contamination. We have also implemented the use of electrostatic spray disinfection as an added sanitation measure.
Team Member Requirements: To promote the health and safety of our members and our team, you will see our instructors wearing masks as part of their uniform. Their masks will be in place while in the lobby and other general areas of the facility. Team members are allowed to have their masks down in the gym when leading exercise activities if needed to facilitate instruction and/or allow adequate airflow during vigorous activity when social distancing can be maintained, but will have their masks in place at all other times in the gym, especially while spotting gymnastics skills and at other times when they are not able to maintain at least 6’ between themselves and class participants.
Masks for Class Participants, Parents, and Visitors: In compliance with the governor's order, anyone entering the facility over the age of 3 is required to wear a mask, including while participating in classes. Children under the age of 3 and children participating in parent-child classes will be allowed to wear masks during class if they – or their parents - choose, but they will not be required to wear them.
Hand Washing Regulations: We have implemented hand washing/sanitizing before and after each class. Parents and children will be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer directly preceding class and after class. In addition to the white hand sanitizer dispensers outside of both gym doors, there are pump bottles of hand sanitizer located throughout the facility and in the gym to use between stations.
Drinks and Water Bottles: Class participants are requested to bring a refillable water bottle that is clearly identifiable and/or labeled with their name. Paper cups will not be readily accessible for children to get drinks independently. If someone doesn't have a water bottle and needs a drink, they should request assistance from a team member.
Social Distancing Measures: We have arranged the lobby and multipurpose room chairs for recommended social distancing, and we have temporarily removed the books and toys from the lobby to promote adherence to current safety requirements. We ask that siblings not enrolled in a class remain at home rather than coming to watch the class with a parent whenever possible in order to limit the number of people in the facility.
In order to limit congestion in the lobby, we request that families NOT arrive more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time, and that parents avoid gathering in the lobby unless they plan to remain in the facility during the activity.
Cubbies for shoes and other belongings are now located in both the lobby and the multipurpose room to reduce congestion at the facility entrance. Class participants may use any available cubbies to store their belongings.
Last, but not least, we are increasing our efforts to have all of our participant waivers in electronic format so that we can move toward a more touchless/paperless account management system. If you have not done so, please click on the following link and complete the online waiver at your earliest convenience!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Patti Naylor, Owner/Gym Director & The Little Gym of Springfield Team