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COVID-19: Find out more about what we're doing to keep our studios safe and hygienic.

Health at HPY

All of our studios in England are now closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

Studios elsewhere in the world are following local guidance in their country. If you’ve got any questions about your local studio, please do reach out to them directly.

When we’re able to, we’re very excited to welcome you back to the pod. We’ve been working closely with UK Active to ensure our studios are as safe and hygienic as possible, and have made some changes to the way we operate to keep everyone safe.

As it stands, the information below relates to our studios based in England. Studios elsewhere in the world are opening in line with local guidance in their country. If you’ve got any questions about your local studio, please do reach out to them directly.

As we go, we’ll be learning and refining our new processes, so if you have any feedback you have on how things are working, we’re all ears. 

 

What we’re doing

DEEP-CLEANING THE STUDIO

We’ll be cleaning more frequently using stronger antiviral disinfectant sprays, with particular attention to high-traffic touch points such as door handles, etc. Mats will be wiped down with disinfectant spray after every use and further disinfected by us before the next use.

IMPROVED VENTILATION

There will be extra time between classes to clean and air out the studio, and minimise crossover of customers between classes. We’ve also taken measures to increase ventilation rates in the studio such as practising with the pod doors open, running extraction 24/7 (where applicable) and keeping studio doors and windows open whenever possible. 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

We’ve limited class capacity to follow social distancing guidelines and allow for 2m between customers, and teachers will be wearing masks to check you in. We’ve implemented a ‘no touch’ policy so won’t be doing any hands-on assists or adjustments for the time being (or ‘welcome back’ hugs from the teachers!). We won’t be providing any shared props such as blocks or straps, but you’re very welcome to bring your own along.

What we need from you

Hygiene

Please be sure to wash or sanitise your hands upon arrival. Plenty of hand sanitiser will be provided as well as hand soap and paper towels at all sinks. Please also be sure to wipe down your mats after class; we’ll provide disinfectant spray and wipes for you.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Your local studio may ask you to wear a mask in the common areas of the studio before and after class, but you are welcome to take it off while practicing. Please make sure to also practice social distancing when you’re in the studio, and follow the teacher’s instructions closely when entering and exiting the pod in order to avoid pinch points.

CLASS PREPARATION

Yoga towels will be required in all classes. You can bring your own or at most locations you can hire one from us. Our changing rooms & showers will be closed until further notice, so you’ll need to arrive in your kit and ready to practice. 

If you don’t feel 100% or have any reason to believe you might have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please don’t come to class. Your local studio may be using mandatory touchless temperature checks for all staff and customers. 

If you’re not able to join us in studio, tune in for an online class instead where applicable, or just stay home and rest up, and come back to the pod when you’re well again! Please make sure to cancel on time if you can’t make it. We’ll be strictly enforcing our cancellation window, to maximise everyone’s chances to get back in the pod.

Any questions?

We’re working hard behind the scenes to make sure our studios are as safe and hygienic as possible. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please feel free to get in touch.

All of our studios will be reopening at different times, so please keep an eye on our social media channels and newsletters for more details.