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Summer at Oriam is in full-swing. It has been fantastic to see so many visitors enjoying our facilities in the brilliant sunshine.
Read on for a full update and news for July.
Oriam continues to offer our new digital On Demand service, free of charge, to existing Oriam members. Follow this link to find out more: Our Oriam – My Wellness and On Demand – Oriam Scotland
We are also offering a great online group exercise programme for existing members with bookings available online or via the Our Oriam app: Exercise Classes – Oriam Scotland – Group & Aerobic Classes
The First Minister yesterday provided Scottish Parliament with an update on COVID-19 and related restrictions. Full details can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework update – February 2021.
In setting the context, the First Minister stated at this stage we need to continue to be cautious and patient. She also said there are much firmer grounds for optimism now that we have vaccinations and the other tools at our disposal offering us a route back to greater normality. It was also made clear there is quite limited scope for easing restrictions at this stage based on the public health advice.
The statement set out indicative dates to return to a system of levels from the last week of April. The key points, relevant to sport and physical activity are:
It is important to note that the timings are indicative, and any changes will be driven by the data. It should also be noted that the dates set-out by UK Government on 22nd February do not apply to Scotland.
Following this announcement, we are required to keep the Oriam facility closed until further notice and are unlikely to re-open the facility before the 26th April. All Oriam memberships will continue to be frozen, at no cost. We will write to all members ahead of reactivating your membership in line with the facility re-opening.
We appreciate your loyalty and patience during this on-going period of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our members and users back into the facility in a safe and responsible way in late April.
In response to the recent government announcement on Saturday 19th December, we can now outline the impact that the new restrictions will have on our facilities and services. We will ensure all members and users are communicated with clearly and effectively to outline any impact to their service and what alternative solutions we can provide to deliver as consistent a service as possible over the coming weeks.
Oriam Fitness Suite
The gym will remain open until 4pm on Thursday 24th December. The gym will then be closed to all members for the duration of the Tier 4 restrictions. Members will be contacted via email regarding their membership payments or any extensions to their membership because of this closure. The re-opening of the gym will be reviewed in line with Government announcements and all members will be contacted directly via email regarding the re-opening of the facility.
Group Exercise Classes
Our group exercise timetable will continue to run in line with our alternative, on-line, group exercise service. The on-line group exercise timetable can be viewed here, and all classes are bookable on-line or via the Our Oriam app for any current members.
Existing and new casual sport bookings, indoors and outdoors, will be able to take place until 4pm on Thursday 24th December. The facility will be closed on the 25th December and from Friday 26th December we will be following government guidance and closing our indoor facilities, so no group sport activity will be permitted. All members and users will be contacted when casual groups sport is permitted following any government announcements.
The Oriam Bistro will remain open, offering light bites and takeaway options, until Thursday 24th December at 2pm. The Bistro will then close and remain so until the government review the Tier 4 restrictions.
Existing group sport bookings will be able to take place until 4pm on Thursday 24th December. Oriam is then closed from 25th – 27th December.
From Monday 28th December, group sport bookings will be restricted to the following groups:
We will be in contact with groups individually who fall into the above category, and outline what their sessions will look like throughout the duration of the Tier 4 restrictions.
We may look to review facility operational hours, and this could impact on existing session times booked between these dates. However, we will work with all groups who fall into the above category to ensure we are able to deliver their session(s).
Any groups that have bookings, but do not fall into the above category, will have the opportunity to either: