Covid -19 and other forms of Communicable Disease/Virus
Thunderstruck Gym & Studio are determined that Covid-19 will have as little impact as possible on our clients and staff. As of June 2020 we have established new protocols for making the gym a safe environment in which to participate in classes, camps and other events. However, you must accept that there is noway to 100% guarantee that an athlete/student will not develop Covid-19 at some point.
Please see below our implemented procedures for the return to our premises.
IMPORTANT: All students/athletes must be registered online and have a parent portal page to be permitted to take part in classes. This is to allow for contact tracing if required, communication of notes/important info, tuition invoices/tracking and for attendance tracking.
Athletes returning from Pandemic Lockdown will be subject to:
Temperature Check upon entering building.
Hands sanitised upon entering building/classroom.
A waiting system outside the building before class.
Shorter class times for the summer.
Brief questions regarding health upon arrival at building.
Use of indoor dance shoes/cheer trainers.
Reminders of personal health hygiene.
Personal space in line with government social distancing advice.
No hugs, no high 5s, no personal contact between athletes/students both in and out of class.
Stunting in cheer will only come into effect once safe to do so.
Coaches will spot with mask or visor and use hand sanitiser prior and after, should a spot be strictly necessary.
Coaches will provide first aid when required, wearing gloves and mask.
Coaches will assist any student/athlete who may need urgent care/assistance, wearing mask/visor & gloves.
Students/Athletes to arrive no more than 5 mins before class to allow for new procedures.
Students/Athletes to wait on a marker outside the building.
1 parent may wait with younger students we advise wearing a mask while waiting, they must both stand on the one marker.
A teacher will let each student in one by one.
Students/Athletes must move from one marker to the next while waiting to enter building.
Please see above for entry procedures surrounding temp checks etc.
One student/athlete to enter the building at a time.
All classes will be dropped off and picked up from the main door except drop off for teen tap will be from the back door.
Students/Athletes will be let out by a teacher after class.
We ask where possible for parents to wait in car until teacher comes to door.
Parents can then walk and wait on a marker outside the building.
Please do not congregate in groups, social distancing is in place.
Only 1 parent permitted to collect student
A teacher will let each student out one by one.
For older students, they can cross the road to the parent in the parked car, please stand out of car so we can recognise you.
Students/Athletes will be given a number which correspondents to a box & marker on floor when entering building.
Students/Athletes will be required to stop at their socially distanced box and change their shoes, placing all personal belongings in their box provided.
Only water bottles with a covered top/lid are permitted and must be named.
Only small bags permitted, please only bring for change of shoes, water etc.
Once shoes are changed they will proceed to the studio room or cheer floor.
The will sit in their square until the teacher starts the class
All class work will be done within their square.
If the toilet is required they can use the special walk ways to go to the bathroom.
After class the teacher will ask students one by one to walk to their box, change shoes and wait to be called for collection.
Our teachers will all be on hand to assist from a safe distance especially for younger ones and we have plenty of signage in place. Though the policies may seem long and tedious they are actually very easy to implement and help keep us all safe while having fun for the next few months!
The studio/gym will be sanitised regularly including:
Daily deep clean before classes
Equipment sanitation between classes
Each room will have a special teacher station that will include a hand sanitiser, cleaning wipes & spray for in-between or during class time.
A new Covid-19 cart will be in place in the foyer for use by teachers for any on the spot cleaning.
The studio/gym will be cleaned between every class.
Common touch items such as handrails, light switches, toilets etc are to be cleaned every hour.
Please do not come to the gym:
1. If you are feeling unwell
2. If you have a cough
3. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or Flu
4.If you have been in contact with a known case of Covid-19, or any of your immediate family
are quarantining for Covid-19.
5. If you have recently returned from a holiday abroad.
You may be subject to the following when entering, or participating with Thunderstruck Gym & Studio/DTC Allstars:
1. Refused Entry (if displaying symptoms of Covid-19)
3.Hand Washing/Hand Sanitising
4.Change of Shoe or Shoe Disinfectant
5.No parental entry during our pandemic reopening
All tuition must be paid via parent portal online or by bank transfer. We are unable to accept cash at this time. Please contact us if you have a question regarding payment options.
We ask that every student uses the bathroom before you arrive at class as we are trying to limit the spread of germs as much as possible.
Our reception room, waiting areas and changing rooms are currently closed. Please arrive ready to participate in class.
We are limiting the use of any equipment, props, paper etc
Food is not permitted in class at this time only water unless medically required.
In the case that Dublin goes into a full lockdown or partial lock down all classes will move to online via zoom. There will be no refund issued. If we are required to close for 1-2 weeks for a suspected case of covid within the class/studio/gym or if someone is a close contact of a positive covid case then all classes will move online for the duration of the closure. Again no refund will be available.
We ask that all parents notify us of any absences in advance.
You must sign your Communicable Illnesses Waiver on our parent portal, see below for reference:
Thunderstruck Gym & Studio are determined that Covid-19 will have as little impact as possible on our clients and staff. As of June 2020 we have established new protocols for making the gym/studio a safe environment in which to participate in classes, camps and other events. However, you must accept that there is noway to 100% guarantee that an athlete/student will not develop Covid-19 at some point.
This waiver states that I, as the parent or guardian of the athlete/s enrolling in a course/event at
Thunderstruck Gym & Studio, (or as an athlete if I am over 18), am aware that there is a risk of catching any virus, including but not limited to, Covid-19 aka Corona Virus, while participating in events or classes with Thunderstruck Gym & Studio. By signing this waiver, I agree that I have read it and that I am aware of the risk of catching communicable disease while training at, or competing with, Thunderstruck Gym & Studio and that I agree I will not hold any liability against Thunderstruck Gym & Studio or coaches/teachers at Thunderstruck Gym & Studio as a result of developing any virus with or without symptoms, and any loss as a result of said virus.
I am of sound mind and I am aware of the Covid-19 (and other Communicable diseases/Viruses)
Policy Document, available on the Thunderstruck Gym & Studio Website or in the Thunderstruck Gym & Studio Reception.