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Important Information for Members

Harrow School Fitness Club (HSFC) has followed both government and national governing body guidance when developing the re-opening plan.

Please note: members badminton on a Sunday will not be taking place for the foreseeable future. 

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HSFC Operational Hours

Monday to Friday 0700-1300 & 1400-1900.

Saturday & Sunday 0800-1600.

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Facilities available

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Suite
  • Changing Rooms

Booking Procedure & Rules (for members only)

Members will have to pre-book a 1-hour slot to access their required area.

Bookings are recommended via the online booking system; however, they can be taken over the phone if required.

Members can book only one slot per day, maximum of 4 slots per week but cannot book on consecutive days at first.

Bookings can only be made up to seven days in advance.

The 1-hour pre bookable slot will include the time to access the building, check in at reception, get changed, enjoy your swim / workout, get changed and leave the building.

All members must leave the building before their hour slot is up, this ensures there is no delay to the next time slot accessing the building.

Members should not attend the fitness club if they are displaying the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

Access to facilities is for members only. You are not permitted to book space at Harrow School Fitness Club without a current active membership. New memberships are not currently available but you can register interest for the waiting list by contacting the HSFC reception directly at sportscentre@harrowschool.org.uk.

Entry & Exit Points

All members will enter the building via reception where they will have their session checked in by a member of staff.

Members must follow social distancing rules whilst waiting for their booking to be checked.

Gym users will enter via the stairs to access the Fitness Suite and they will exit the building the same way. They must ensure that social distancing is followed when leaving.

At no point should members /staff cross on the stairs, you must wait for the stairs to be clear before using them. Those coming downstairs will have right of way.

Swimming pool users will access the changing rooms via the usual route, however when leaving the building they should exit via poolside using the single fire exit, again following social distancing and keeping to the marked walkway.

Fitness Suite

The Fitness Suite will be open to a maximum of 5 members in every 1-hour slot. Users are asked to remain socially distanced at all times.

All equipment must be cleaned at the beginning and end of your use, cleaning materials will be provided.

Swimming Pool

Swimmers must arrive “beach ready” with swimwear on underneath their clothes, this will reduce the amount of time spent in the changing rooms prior to swimming. Showers will be available post swim; however, we do recommend that swimmers reduce the amount of time spent in the showers after swimming. Swimmers must take into consideration that they are only permitted to be in the building for the duration of their booking.

Three double lanes will be available for swimming, these will be clearly marked as slow, medium and fast. You may be asked to change lanes if the lifeguard feels your speed is not appropriate for the lane.

Social distancing must be followed at all times, there is a maximum of six swimmers per double lane or two per single lane.

No overtaking is permitted, before pushing off at the end of each length please check if a faster swimmer is approaching. If allowing a faster swimmer to go ahead, please move to the outside of the lane to ensure social distancing can be followed.

Should you need to take a rest between lengths, please ensure you rest at the edge of the lane and turn so you are facing away from any other swimmers who may be approaching the end of the length.

During 1400-1700 on weekdays & 1200-1600 on weekends the fast lane will be reduced down to one single lane to facilitate private lessons taking place, the maximum number of swimmers in this lane will be reduced to two people.

Family only swimming will take place 1100 – 1300 each weekday and 1100 – 1200 at weekends, two families (maximum of four people per family) permitted per double lane and social distancing must be adhered to at all times.

If your family exceeds four people, please book two slots.

Swimming butterfly is not permitted at any time.

Swimmers should stay hydrated by bringing their own prefilled water bottle onto poolside.

There will be no equipment available to borrow, however swimmers are permitted to bring their own equipment (Kickboard, pull buoy, goggles and swim hats) Any equipment must be clearly identifiable as the swimmers own.

Maximum User Numbers (to be reviewed after 2 weeks of opening)

Swimming pool

6 per double lane & 2 per single lane.

Fitness Suite

5 members & 1 member of staff

Changing rooms

Marked out areas to ensure social distancing is followed
Female Change maximum of 15 members
Male Change maximum of 19 members