COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

On Government & HSE advice, Why Weight Ireland fitness studio in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow has now closed due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

As of June 5th 2020, the new return date for reopening the studio is July 20th 2020. The studio will have new guidelines for everyone to follow.
I’m so looking forward to getting back to the studio and seeing everyone again.

We will be monitoring the dates closely and keeping you informed of any changes as reopening dates may need to be changed regularly.

During this unprecedented time we ask all our members to please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for all updates, or for those studio regulars please keep an eye on our Why Weight WhatsApp Group.

Due to COVID-19 and in conjunction with HSE & Government recommendations we will be required to social distance when in the studio.
Social distancing rules are not mandatory but please respect those who do wish to social distance.

Due to the size of the studio and the required numbers needed to operate the business successfully we have received guidance from The National Return to Work Safely Protocol which provided advice for employers for situations where a 2 metre separation cannot be ensured by organisational means. It recommended alternative protective measures should be put in place, for example:

• Maintaining at least a distance of 1 metre or as much distance as is reasonably practicable,
• Minimise any direct client contact and provide hand washing facilities, and other hand hygiene aids, such as hand sanitisers, wipes etc. that are readily accessible so attendees can perform hand hygiene as soon as the class is complete.

As per this guidance we will be social distancing to the best of our ability and ensuring everyone stays as safe as possible. We will be social distancing to a minimum of 1 metre while exercising and when possible we will social distance to 2 metres (social distance markings will be shown on the floor)

We have also offered a new online booking & payment system which will limit the need for direct client contact. Using this online booking system also allows us to issue Health & Fitness forms, Waivers and also allows us to facilitate a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Solution, again with out the need for direct client contact.

We already offer hand washing facilities, and other hand hygiene aids, such as hand sanitisers, wipes etc. will be readily accessible so you can perform hand hygiene as soon as your class is complete.

By providing all of the above, we have sufficiently covered the recommendations by The National Return to Work Safely Protocol.

Thank you all for your continued support during this difficult time.

WE WILL KEEP YOU NOTIFIED IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES FROM THE ABOVE.

Keep Safe,

Hannah x