Reopening Fitness and Training Studios

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Under Phase 2 of Washington's Safe Start Plan, businesses and activities must follow certain health and safety requirements. For the most up-to-date reopening requirements visit the Governor Inslee's COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers website. To support reopening your business we've created a reopening checklist for general health and safety measures your business can take to ensure staff and customer safety. Download or view the checklist below.

Customer Health and Safety

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Sign a client waiver 

Clients should sign a waiver of consent and commitment to the reopening policies prior to entering the facilities; training attire should be worn to the facility and clients should bring their own towels, as towel service is not permitted.

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Clean high-use surfaces

Frequently clean and sanitize restrooms, high use areas, and equipment.

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Bring their own water bottle

Customers should bring their own water bottles and water fountains should only be used to fill water bottles.

Open window and fan

Increase air flow

Increase ventilation when possible by opening windows, doors and using fans.

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Contagious Signage

Place signage at the entrance instructing customers that they cannot enter if they have been diagnosed, are still recovering been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms from COVID-19.

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Provide tissues, hand sanitizer, and trash cans

Place tissues, hand sanitizer, and trash cans throughout the workplace in places easily reached by people of all heights and abilities. Ensure trash cans do not block pathways of travel.  

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Offer touchless payment

When possible, payment should be done via credit or debit cards, or through a touchless system to reduce cash handling.

Hand washing

Trainers wash hands

Trainers must wash their hands and use hand sanitizer before each session.

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Bring their own equipment 

Tennis players must bring their own ball.  

Keeping a log of customers

Keep a voluntary customer log

Consider keeping a voluntary log of customers to help facilitate contract tracing. The log should include their name, phone number, and the date they visited the business.

Download customer log template

Staff Health and Safety

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Maintain physical distance

Ensure employees maintain six feet of physical distance. If that's not possible, stagger work schedules or create physical barriers between staff.

Hand washing

Frequently wash hands

Ensure frequent handwashing for including before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. Use single-use disposable gloves when handwashing is not possible. 

Sign that explains screening

Health screen employees

Conduct health screening for  employees for COVID-19 symptoms as soon as each employee shows up for work. If an employee does show symptoms, send them home immediately and deeply clean all areas/surfaces that employee touched.

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Restrict entrances but stay accessible

Primary access to the business should be through the front door; restrict access to back doors or other entry points. If the accessible entrance is not through the front door, allow access through the accessible entrance.

Tissues and trashcan

Provide tissues, hand sanitizer, and trash cans

Place tissues, hand sanitizer, and trash cans throughout the workplace in places easily reached by people of all heights and abilities. Ensure trash cans do not block pathways of travel.  

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Provide Person Protective Equipment (PPE)

Provide employees free face coverings and disposable gloves.

Buy Face Coverings

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Monitor health and safety

Assign a COVID-19 supervisor for each shift whose sole role is to oversee employee health and safety and ensure proper cleaning, hygiene, and screening protocols are followed.

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Post safety information

COVID-19 safety information, hygienic practices, and requirements should be visibly posted (including reminders to wash hands for 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer, and use single use gloves when other methods of hand cleaning are not available)

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One person per vehicle

Two or more people should travel in separate vehicles.

Find more guidelines and resources

Get information about outdoor permits, financial resources, evictions, paid sick and safe time, and more resources that apply to all reopening businesses.

See all reopening resources