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 & Personal Training

Our indoor gym facilities are now open.

The following FAQs are based on the guidance supplied by UKActive. They are therefore subject to change, and we will update as soon as new guidance is available.

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.

Is social distancing required in the gym?

From 19th July in clubs in England, from 7th August in Clubs in Wales and from 9th August in Clubs in Scotland, we will remove the Covid capacity limits we have had in place since reopening. All equipment that has previously been removed or marked as out of use will return to being available.

At clubs in Northern Ireland, maximum occupancy limits for our gyms based on their size will remain to ensure you can work out with all the space you need. We’re spacing out our equipment where possible 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.

Water fountains should only be used to fill bottles. Members should not drink directly from water fountains.

Is all the usual gym equipment available?

Yes, from 19th July at clubs in England, from 7th August in Clubs in Wales and from 9th August in Clubs in Scotland, all equipment will once again be available for members to use. The following equipment will be reinstated at clubs in England: 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 continue to 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 and to ensure all sanitisation and cleaning tasks are completed.

Are Personal Training sessions available?

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

Are changing rooms open?

Yes, changing rooms are open.

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.

Are towels allowed to be taken into the gym?

From 19th July in clubs in England, from 7th August in Clubs in Wales and from 9th August in Clubs in Scotland, towels may be taken into the gym.


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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.