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

Health at HPY

Whilst COVID-related restrictions have been largely lifted in England, we are still taking every effort to keep our studios safe and clean for everyone. As it stands, the information below relates to our studios based in England, but there will be some variation between local studios. Studios elsewhere in the world are also 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 on how things are working, we’re all ears.  

What we’re doing

DEEP-CLEANING THE STUDIO

We’ll still be cleaning frequently using antiviral disinfectant sprays, with particular attention to high-traffic touch points such as door handles, etc. Mats and props 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 running extraction 24/7 (where applicable) and keeping studio doors and windows open whenever possible. 

HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS

Our teachers will be offering hands-on adjustments during some classes. If you would prefer not to receive instruction in this way, that’s totally fine – please just let the teacher know before the start of the class.

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 and any shared props such as blocks after class; we’ll provide disinfectant spray and wipes for you.

WEARING MASKS

Depending on where you attend classes, 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. 

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 have reopened in most areas – please check with your local studio for updates.

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. If you’re not able to join us in studio, please 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 going at their own pace, so please keep an eye on our social media channels and newsletters for more details.