Changes to membership terms and conditions for UK Clubs 2016/17

These changes to the David Lloyd Leisure Terms and Conditions of Membership for UK Clubs (the Conditions) take effect for existing members on 1st January 2017 and for new members on 1st October 2016. These additional terms and conditions vary the Conditions as specifically set out below.

12 Transferring to another club
Section A12k is deleted and will no longer apply.

13 Suspending your membership
a At any time (other than after you have given us notice to end your membership) you can suspend your membership for a single period of between two and nine calendar months within any twelve month period.

b If you want to suspend your membership you will need to fill in a membership suspension form. You must put on the form the start date for the suspension and the number of months you want it to last.

c If your membership has linked members: 

  • you can suspend the entire membership for yourself and all linked adult members and children, but you and all adult linked members will have to sign the membership suspension form;
  • individual adult linked members can suspend their membership, but you and they will have to sign the membership suspension form;
  • you can suspend the membership of individual linked children, but they will not have to sign the membership suspension form; and
  • if you suspend your and all your adult linked members’ membership, the membership of any
  • linked children will also be suspended.

d The suspension will take effect from the first day of the month following the date we receive your membership suspension form signed by everyone who needs to sign it. You must make sure that your club has received the signed membership suspension form. As the suspension will not take effect until we have received the form, we strongly advise that you get proof that we have received it.
For example:

  • if you send the form by post, send it by recorded delivery (we will have to sign the delivery notice when we receive it); or
  • if you hand your form in at your club, ask for a receipt.

e We will confirm, in writing, that we have received this form and the date when the suspension will begin. If you do not receive this confirmation within 10 days, you must immediately let us know.

f You will automatically become a social member (only entitled to use the DLicious Cafébar) while your membership is suspended. This means you will not be able to use the sports facilities of any club while your membership is suspended. If we find that you are using the sports facilities while your membership is suspended, your membership will immediately restart and you must pay any appropriate membership fees that are due for the period while your membership was suspended.

g Throughout the time any adult membership is suspended, we will charge you 25% of the relevant monthly fee for each month the membership is suspended. There will be no monthly fee for a child membership throughout the time it is suspended.

h You can suspend your membership if you are suffering from a medical condition which means you are unable to use your club’s sports facilities (this does not include pregnancy, but does include a medical condition that arises during pregnancy). You must give us suitable evidence. The suspension will take effect from the first day of the month following the date we receive your membership suspension form signed by everyone who needs to sign it and your suitable evidence. Throughout the time your membership is suspended due to a medical condition, there will be no monthly charge.

i If you suspend your membership and the suspension starts during your initial period, we will extend the initial period by the total period that your membership was suspended. If you give us notice to end your membership or the membership of a linked member while it is suspended, the suspension will end at the same time as the notice period starts, unless you are ending your membership early in line with A15.1 'Ending your membership early'. If you are ending your membership in line with A15.1, the suspension will continue to the end of your membership.

j Your membership will automatically restart at the end of the suspension. If the suspension form does not say how long the suspension is to last, your membership will
automatically restart after nine months.

k Suspending your membership is not the same as ending your membership. 

17 If you do not pay your membership fee when it is due

c If you fall behind with your membership payments for more than 30 days, we will charge you an administration fee of £55. We will also charge an administration fee of £10 for each missed payment. 

Part B – rules and regulations for using clubs, facilities and activities

10 Other rules

a Only food and drink bought in the club can be eaten in the clubroom.

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