March 19, 2020
To our valued members,
As the impact of COVID-19 grows, we think it is important to share an update to let you know that our gyms in Christchurch CBD, Upper Riccarton and Kaiapoi continue to be open.
We take the health and safety of our members extremely seriously and are following Ministry of Health guidelines, taking all reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. We have stepped-up our usual strict hygiene procedures with increased cleaning and sanitizing schedules of our mats and facilities. We want to assure you of our commitment to providing you a safe and healthy environment when you train at Axis.
The media updates over the past week have many people asking themselves: Should I keep training?
This will depend on several factors, including whether you should be self-isolating, or if you are in (or caring for someone in) a higher-risk population? If you aren’t, coming to training remains safe and we always encourage continued exercise to help boost immune function, lower stress levels and improve metabolic health.
We would also like to take this time to remind everyone of our hygiene rules before stepping on the mats:
- Wash your training gear every time you use it
- Wash your hands and feet prior to training
- Do not come to class if you are feeling unwell (any cold or flu-like symptoms)
We are deeply committed to the health and well being of our members, team and their families, and look forward to continuing to provide a safe and clean environment while the current situation plays out. We are listening to the experts and will make timely decisions and give prompt updates (via social media and our website) should anything change from our side and to keep you informed. We will keep you updated on any changes to our operations as the situation continues to evolve.
The Team at Axis BJJ