Trinity Sport Centre set to reopen

All Trinity Sport facilities will be reopening on December 2 with restrictions in place to adhere to government guidelines

Trinity Sport Centre will be reopening Wednesday December 2 after closing its facilities due to the Level 5 restrictions. As Dublin will be moving to a modified Level 3, individual training will be able to take place in compliance with the new government guidelines. 

Online booking will continue to take place via the Trinity Sport App. This is to ensure that the number of staff and members can be controlled at any time. It will be possible to book one one-hour gym or swim slot per day. Bookings can be made 24 hours in advance. 

The pool will be reopening Wednesday as well with reduced capacity. The steam room and sauna facilities will not be available due to government restrictions. Shoe coverings are to be required before passing through the pool turnstiles.

Gym slots will be an hour with a 15 minute gap to allow for cleaning and swim slots will allow for a 45 minute swim session and 15 minutes for showering and changing. Individual changing cubicles will be available to use.

Changing rooms and showering facilities will be closed for gym users. Trinity Sport is asking members to arrive prepared for their workout and leave immediately after.

Face coverings will now be mandatory for all individuals when they move about the facility except when exercising. In order to enter the Trinity Sport Centre, you will need an appropriate face covering, booking, and membership access card.

The Trinity Sport Centre opening hours as follows: Monday-Friday 7am-2:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-5:30pm. Members will be able to access the Sport Centre via the Westland Row gate while adhering to the two-metre social distancing markings and follow the one-way system around the facility. The gym layout and access to gym equipment has been redesigned to meet all social distancing guidelines.

Sanitisation stations will be in place at the gym and pool entrance, as well as throughout all Trinity Sport facilities. Anti-bacterial sprays will also be available in the gym and it is asked for customers to wipe down equipment before and after use.

In compliance with the Level 3 guidelines set forth by the government, student sport club activity can take place on a restricted basis. Individuals can continue to exercise and train in all Trinity Sports facilities including Santry Sports Grounds, Iveagh Sports Grounds and Islandbridge Boathouse. Clubs will need to submit risk assessments and have approval before beginning any training activities.

Groups of up to 15 can train outdoors providing there is no contact. Such activities like hiking, canoeing and running will be permissible as they do not require any physical contact.

Shannon McGreevy

Shannon McGreevy is the Online Editor of Trinity News and a Senior Sophister student of Biochemistry.