Stay safe, stay active

Staying safe in our pools and spas

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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 using our pools and spa facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions - Swimming & Spa

> Outdoor Pools & Spa Facilities

> Indoor Pools & Spa Facilities

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.


Pools

Are outdoor pools open?

Our outdoor pools at Clubs in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland are now open.

When do Indoor pools open?

Our indoor pools at Clubs in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland are now open.

 

Outdoor Pools

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

No, pre-booking a slot in our pools is not necessary. Pool capacity is being managed by our friendly club teams.

Is there a limit on the number of people allowed in the pool at any one time?

We’ve added maximum occupancy limits to all of our pools to ensure you can swim with the space you need. This limit varies by club.

Will outdoor kids pools be open?

We have scheduled family swim times in place where children can use the outdoor pools, please check the app or our website for details. Children will be able to use the pools during these scheduled times only. 

Will there be set times for family swim?

Yes, each Club will have time each day that is set aside for family swimming. Timetables will vary by club, and will be available to view on the David Lloyd Clubs app. 

Are sun loungers available to use at clubs with outdoor pools?

Sun loungers are available but should be kept apart and be wiped down with the appropriate cleaning products after each use.

Can I borrow any swimming equipment?

We are unable to loan any equipment such as goggles, woggles and headphones (for spa areas) during this time to minimise any risk of contamination.

Are towels allowed to be taken to the poolside?

Yes, towels can be taken to the poolside and be used in all wet areas.

 

Outdoor Spa Facilities

Are the spa facilities open?

Where available, our outdoor Spa Gardens are open.  

Outdoor Spa Gardens are open at the following Clubs: Acton Park, Beaconsfield, Bristol Emersons Green, Bushey, Cambridge, Cheadle, Chigwell, Colchester, Farnham, Newbury, Northwood, Purley, Royal Berkshire, Rouken Glen, Warrington, West Bridgford, Woking.

What spa facilities are available?

Facilities will vary by Club, but will include outdoor saunas, hydro pools, lounging beds and feature showers. 

I'm a member of a different Club but would like to visit the spa garden, is this possible?

Yes, our usual reciprocal use rules remain, so you can use any Club that you would usually have access to according to your membership.

Changing Rooms

Are the changing facilities open as normal?

Yes, our changing rooms are now open.

 

Indoor Pools

Our indoor pools are now open in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Will I have to book a slot on the app to use the pool?

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

Will there be a limit on the number of people allowed in the pool at any one time?

We’ve added maximum occupancy limits to all of our pools to ensure you can swim with the space you need. This limit varies by club. 

Will I be able to borrow any swimming equipment?

We are unable to loan any equipment such as goggles, woggles and headphones (for spa areas). These can be bought from reception.

Are towels allowed to be taken to the poolside?

Yes, towels can be taken to the poolside and be used in all wet areas and changing areas.

 

Indoor Spa Facilities

Are the poolside spa facilities (steam room, sauna and whirlpool) available?

Whirlpools, steam rooms and saunas are in use. Where necessary, clear capacity limits are in place that will vary by club.

Are the Spa Retreat and any other gated entry Spa areas open?

Yes, facilities are open in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

Changing Rooms

Are the changing facilities open as normal?

Our changing rooms are open.

 

Swimming lessons & Classes

Are swimming lessons running?

In England, Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland, swimming lessons are now available.

All stages of our All Stars programme are available.

We're also running Adult & Baby and Adult & Toddler classes, and from 19th July at Clubs in England, the coach will be able to return to teaching from in the pool. This also means coaches are able to help with a child's swimming hat and goggles before a lesson.

At clubs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, swimming coaches are unable to have any direct physical contact with children during the lesson, and coaches are only able to teach from the poolside. This also means coaches are unable to put a child's swimming hat and goggles on before a lesson, so parents are asked to help their child put their hat and goggles on prior to the class.

We’re not able to allow parents to watch from the poolside – children should be dropped off and collected at the appointed time and place.

Will Aqua classes be running indoors?

Aqua classes are now available indoors.

 

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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.