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It’s April, spring is here and we are getting ready to welcome back our members very soon!
Read on for a full update and news for April.
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:
In response to the government announcement, we can now outline the impact that the existing restrictions will have on our facilities and services. We will continue to ensure all members and users are communicated with clearly and effectively to outline any possible impact to their service and what alternative solutions we can provide to deliver as consistent a service as possible.
Oriam Fitness Suite
The gym will remain open. All fitness slots can be viewed and booked online or via the Our Oriam app.
Facility operational times will be reviewed every 2 weeks and re-communicated if changed.
Current fitness suite operational hours:
Saturday & Sunday 0800-1800
Monday – Friday 0630-2100
Group Exercise Classes
From Saturday 10th October we will be moving to an alternative, on-line, group exercise service. A new on-line timetable is now live and bookings can be made as normal on-line or via the Our Oriam App.
From Saturday 10th October we will be following sport specific guidance on casual sport which will be restricted to a maximum of 6 people per booking from a maximum of 2 households. Bookers will be required to prove all players are from 2 households only and all players must complete our track and trace process.
The Oriam Bistro will remain open, offering light bites and takeaway options. Customers are expected to wear a mask when not seated, adhere to social distancing measures, and restrict their groups to a maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 2 households. Customers are also required to complete track and trace anytime they visit the Bistro. Current opening hours are:
Monday – Friday 0830-1530* and weekends 0830-1400
*The Bistro will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 13th October for service delivery training.
In line with the updated sportscotland guidance, we can now outline the impact the restrictions may have on our facilities and services to our group sport users.
From Saturday 10th October, group sport bookings will be restricted to the following groups:
We will be in contact with groups individually to assess whether they fall into either of the above categories, and if so, what their sessions will look like from Saturday 10th October.
We may look to review facility operational hours, and this could impact on existing session times. However, we will work with all groups who fall into the above categories to ensure we are able to deliver their session(s).
Any groups that do not fall into the above categories, will have the opportunity to either:
In accordance with government guidance we are required to Track and Trace our visitors. As a member we will use your booking details as the track and trace information. Please note this will not be shared unless contacted by Test and Protect Scotland and will not be shared after a period of 21 days.
If you are visiting Oriam but are not a member there is QR codes available that must be scanned on arrival. These details will also be kept for a period of 21 days and not shared unless Oriam is contact by Test and Protect Scotland.
We will not be using our Track and Trace details for marketing or sales purposes and we will not shared this with an external company who are not Test and Protect Scotland.
Our team have been working hard behind the scenes and we have made a video to help guide you through some of the changes we’ve made ready to re-open as soon as we can!
Many of you will have heard the Scottish Government announcement yesterday outlining an indicative date of Monday 14h September for indoor sports courts and gyms to re-open. Oriam staff have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to get the facility ready to open in line with government guidelines and ensure we can operate safely and effectively. Over the coming weeks we will be revealing further information on what specific measures we have put in place and showing you how the facility will look on re-opening so you know what to expect on your first visit. Stay connected with us via our website, social media, or the new Our Oriam app. We can’t wait to unlock the doors and welcome you all back.