November Lockdown Information
We’re sad to announce that Withington Baths will be temporarily closing for four weeks, with immediate effect from 10pm Wednesday 4th November.
With the UK Government’s announcement of a national lockdown from Thursday 5 November, all gym and leisure centres must close. These new measures will apply England-wide for an initial period of four weeks to Wednesday 2 December. We know how disappointing this news is, however we’ll do our best to continue serving the community as soon as we can reopen.
In answer to the most commonly asked questions please find our handy guide below:
Due to the short notice given by the government it was impossible for us to prevent November payments from being taken. For this reason we’re allowing members to freeze for the month of December in lieu of this.
To make this as easy as possible for you, you won’t have to do anything in relation to your direct debit. We will contact Harlands to freeze your membership.
We’re committed to maintaining Withington Baths as a sustainable community-led facility. As a not-for-profit organisation, every penny of your membership goes towards maintaining and operating the facility. The coming months are going to be extremely challenging and we’re going to need your support. If you’re able to support us you can do so by either joining our online classes, or by making a donation – it all goes to a great cause! You can donate here: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/donate/love-withington-baths
Those with a pre-paid membership will be able to extend their membership for 4 weeks once we’ve reopened. Come and see us when we’re open to organise this.
All swimming lesson direct debits will be automatically frozen in December in lieu of the November payment which has already been taken – you don’t need to do anything. Direct debits will restart as soon as swimming lessons re-commence (i.e. January if swimming lessons re-start in December). If you’re able to support us you can do so by making a donation here: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/donate/love-withington-baths
In an effort to keep everyone physically and mentally healthy during our closure, we’ll be hosting a number of our classes online. There’ll be a mix of fitness & yoga classes, taught live from the studio by some of your favourite instructors. Online classes will start from Monday 9th November. You can either pay per class or buy a Unlimited Online Class Pass. You’ll be able to book through our website at www.withingtonbaths.com/classes from this weekend.
We’re sure that some of you will be wondering what’s happening with our staff, during the closure staff will be furloughed and will all have a job to return to once we reopen.
As our staff will be furloughed, we’ll be unable to respond to your enquiries during closure. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Once we’ve re-opened if you have any queries regarding the above you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that lockdown will be tough for a lot of our members, and the community at large, and although we’re unable to open our doors to you, we’ll be doing everything we can to support the community.
As soon as we have a date confirmed for re-opening we will be in touch. In the meantime, join our online classes, take a walk, go for a bike ride, talk to friends and family, and most importantly stay safe & healthy.
See you on the other side!