Stay safe, stay active

Staying safe in our gyms

Image of members using the gym while social distancing at David Lloyd Clubs

The health, wellbeing and safety of our members is our number one priority. We have introduced new procedures to keep everyone safe, well and active when visiting our gyms.

Frequently Asked Questions - Gym

Following the latest UK Government guidelines, we have been assured that the social distancing measures we have in place in all of our Clubs allow us to continue to operate as we have been since reopening.

Do I have to book a slot on the app to use the gym?

No, pre-booking a slot in the gym is not necessary. Gym capacity will be managed by our friendly club teams.

How will I be able to social distance in the gym?

We have set maximum occupancy limits for our gyms based on their size to ensure you can work out with all the space you need.

We have opened additional temporary gyms in selected clubs to provide a larger range of cardio, strength and functional equipment. These temporary gyms have clearly marked areas of 3m x 3m for members to work out in.

We’re leaving a 2m space between our equipment where possible, or taking every other piece out of use to ensure there is adequate space between members whilst they work out.

We have also introduced clear signage around the gym to help members to socially distance and our team are always be on hand to help.

How is equipment being kept clean?

We’ve increased our cleaning schedules and have at least one team member on the gym floor assigned to cleaning at all times.

We’re carrying out all of our cleaning with a fully viricidal disinfectant cleaner, certified to kill enveloped viruses within 60 seconds.

Disinfectant, disposable paper towels and hand sanitisers are located across each gym area, and we’re asking all members to help keep our gyms safe by sanitising equipment before and after use.

At this point, we are not able to allow towels in the gym, and water fountains should only be used to fill bottles. Members should not drink directly from water fountains.

Is all the usual gym equipment available?

We’ve worked hard to make the majority of our gym equipment available to use, however, to ensure there is adequate spacing between each piece of equipment and the workout area there may be smaller volumes of equipment available.

The following equipment (that is difficult to clean between each use) has been removed from use until we are safely able to reinstate them: TRX Ropes, TRX Rip Trainers, Gliders, Gripr weighted bags, Battle Ropes, Boxing pads and gloves, fabric cable machine attachments (such as the tricep pull down rope), foam barbell pads.

Boditrax machines are available but members should wipe them down with the provided cleaning spray before and after use.

I am conscious of how I can social distance in the gym, how will I know what to do ?

We want to give you a warm and friendly at our clubs and make you feel as comfortable as possible. All clubs now have additional team members in the gym. Their focus, as well as welcoming members, is to help members to feel at ease with our social distancing measures, to manage capacity and to ensure all sanitisation and cleaning tasks are completed.

Are Personal Training sessions available?

Yes, Personal Training sessions are available. PTs are required to maintain a suitable social distance from the member throughout the session.

Are changing rooms open?

Yes, changing rooms are open, with showers and toilets in use. We have taken every other locker out of use to allow for social distancing.

Are bags allowed to be taken into the gym?

No, please don’t take your bags into the gym or the studios either, our rules have always been that bags are not allowed to be left on the gym floor or the studios.

It is more important now than ever that this is adhered to. This also applies to any new gym and studio areas that have been created in your Clubs, on tennis courts for example.

Do I need to wear a mask to the gym?

We are closely following government guidelines, and currently you don’t need to wear a mask when using our gym facilities. You are, of course, welcome to do so if you would be more comfortable wearing one.


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Stay safe, stay active

If you are planning a visit to a Club, please keep the following in mind:
  • We are closely following government guidelines and working with UKActive, and we will amend our procedures in line with any changes to regulations.
  • Please do not come to the club if you feel unwell and let us know if you or anyone in your household develop Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Help keep yourself safe by wiping down equipment before and after use and washing your hands frequently.
  • Do not remove cleaning materials/hand sanitiser from the Club.
  • Please bring your own towel, yoga mat and water bottle.
  • Please keep social distancing in mind at all times, and leave plenty of space between yourself and other members.
  • Download the David Lloyd mobile app - you'll need to use it to book all classes, courts and kids classes.
  • Please be patient, polite and observe all notices, but of course if you have feedback for us please directly contact us.