BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton’s “Gymnastics Plus” just announced that it is reopening for camp on June 1st. We are republishing the email that Gymnastics Plus just sent, outlining its health and safety guidelines.
The announcement comes as theaters and similar venues remain closed as a part of Florida’s and Palm Beach County’s “Phase One” reopening plan. It is unclear how any gym will mitigate the sweat that comes from gymnastics, as well as the constant use of “touch” surfaces like mats, bars and bounce houses.
Unlike a traditional “gym” where equipment can be spaced and sanitized between each use, providing gymnastics programs for children in a completely indoor environment presents a unique set of challenges in COVID-19 times.
Here is the official communication:
Gymnastics Plus is pleased to announce its reopening for Summer Camp on June 1st! Our coaches are so excited to welcome your children back, and we know the children will be excited as well!
As our community continues to navigate through many challenges we face at this time, we want to provide an update on our new policies and procedures. Please be assured that, AS ALWAYS, our first priority is the safety of our employees and children, and cleanliness of our gym. We have updated our guidelines to provide safety measures which are listed below.
CAMP POLICIES PROCEDURES
All students must pre-register prior to camp and other special events. No walk-ins will be accepted.
All families will need to have an updated policy agreement through our Parent Portal.
No payments will be accepted in person. Please call the office, 561-353-1974. ALL persons and children entering the facility will be subject to a screening via a touch-less temperature reading. We ask that anyone with any symptoms do not come to the gym. Symptoms to look out for include a temperature reading over 100, or any other COVID-19 symptoms, such as coughing or sneezing.
ONLY campers and staff will be allowed inside the building.
ALL staff will be required to wear a face mask. It is recommended that children wear masks but will not be required.
1. Gymnastics Plus will be able to provide a (1) bandana per child, in the event that
they do not have their own mask. Bandanas will also be available for purchase (no cash).
Staff members have been instructed to maintain a 6-foot distance from children when possible.
1. Please speak to your children prior to arrival, reminding them that we
understand they are excited, but we must maintain limited physical contact with
Our staff have created activities and games that will maintain social distancing and
The gym will continue to be completely cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis. Our
staff has also been instructed to sanitize all equipment after each rotation/activity.
10.Procedures will change and evolve over time. Gymnastics Plus will continue to monitor the standards required by the State of Florida and Palm Beach County.
11.Please inform your children of the rules, as we expect adherence to them. Children who do not cooperate will be sent home and not allowed to return to the gym. There will be no refunds given if a child is sent home.
12. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as necessary.