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Chelsea Piers
Safety-First Commitment
To Provide a Safe & Clean Gym Space

The health and safety of our community drives all that we do — now, more than ever. We have created the following protocols consistent with State regulations and in consultation with independent medical consultants to provide Fairfield County with a clean and safe gym space. We are strictly enforcing all protocols so that each of us can do our part to maintain the lowest-risk environment for all. All protocols are subject to change based on revised guidelines from state and local officials.

Cleaning Protocol

Cleaning Protocol

We have always, and will continue to use hospital-grade cleaners on the EPA list N-certified to kill COVID-19. Below is an outline of our daily cleaning protocol:

  1. Our spaces are cleaned and all shared equipment disinfected after every class and program.
  2. All high-touch surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day.
  3. We will allow 30 minutes between Group Fitness classes for disinfecting the studio and all equipment.
  4. Our Housekeeping and Maintenance teams will also use electrostatic handheld and back-pack sprayers, that efficiently attack microbes, providing 3x more coverage in the same amount of time than traditional efforts.
Cleaning Protocol

Enhanced Air and Surface Purification

We've taken safety measures beyond what you can see, to include our ventilation and high touch surfaces.

Added Enhanced air purification technology::
  1. Installed needle-point bi-polar ionization generators in the HVAC ductwork that help to kill pathogens in the air such as viruses, bacteria and mold.
  2. Upgraded air filters to hospital-grade, capable of filtering particles as small as a virus.
NanoSeptic continuously self-cleaning skins installed on high traffic door handles and push bars to continuously oxidize organic contaminants at the microscopic level.
Check-in Procedures

Protective Face Coverings & Mask - Free Gym Spaces

Per CT State guidelines, protective face coverings are required at all times in Chelsea Piers except where noted. Please do not come into the building without one. Anyone refusing to wear a mask will be asked the leave the facility.

Staff
All staff, including coaches will wear masks at all times throughout their shifts.
Fitness Members
Members must wear a mask at all times, throughout the club, except in distinct and clearly marked areas where Chelsea Piers has allowed for safe 12 ft mask free gym spaces or allowable by sport governing guidelines. Masks may only be removed when in the following areas:
  1. Personal Work Out Spaces: located in select squash courts, and studio spaces
  2. Cardio Machines: only in zones, with machines clearly marked as mask free
  3. Group Fitness Classes: within personal 12 ft space, only after instructor signals ok to remove
  4. Pool: Mask free when in pool lane only
  5. Squash & Tennis: when on court only following US Squash and USTA distance guidelines
Sport Athletes
All athletes must wear a face mask during check-in and check-out and during all times within Chelsea Piers. Per CT State guidelines, athletes may remove their mask while engaging in their sport activity (on the ice, fields, gym floor, courts, pool) while maintaining safe social distance practices, but must put their mask on after their activity. Please explain this safety protocol with your child in advance and clearly mark your child's face covering with your child's name.
Summer Camp Children
All children must wear a face mask during check-in and check-out and during the camp day when moving between activities in common areas of Chelsea Piers. Campers may wear a mask during sport and recreation activities if they would like; however this is not required per guidelines provided by CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC). Please explain this safety protocol with your child in advance and clearly mark your child's face covering with your child's name.
Parents / Guardians / Spectators
For the safety of our community, parents/guardians/spectators are required to wear a facemask during drop-off and pick-up and at all times while in Chelsea Piers. Please do not come into the building without one.
Hand Sanitizing

Sanitizing Stations

We need your help to keep our community safe. We have increased the amount of sanitization stations around Chelsea Piers for your use:

Hand Sanitizing Stations
  1. Additional touchless hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the facility.
  2. Everyone is asked to use hand sanitizer when entering Chelsea Piers and frequently throughout their visit. The hand sanitizer solution kills up to 99.9% of germs and includes 67% ethyl alcohol, above and beyond the CDC's guidelines of 60%.
Disinfectant Wipes
  1. Disinfectant wipe stations have been placed throughout the Fitness club and in the facility where shared equipment is located. Personal use disinfectant spray bottles and cloths are also available at the Fitness front desk.
  2. Everyone is asked to use provided disinfectant wipes or spray on equipment and high-touch surfaces before and after every use. Our disinfectant wipes, approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19 are proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria, viruses & fungi.
Check-in Procedures

Limited Capacity

To maximize safety for all members of our community and ensure social distancing, we are reducing capacities by 50%, per State guidelines.

Reservations are required to access Chelsea Piers for all activities. Please do not come to Chelsea Piers without a reservation.
  1. Reservations for Fitness, Aquatics, Squash and Tennis can be made on the online Chelsea Piers platform or the Chelsea Piers Connecticut App. You can download the app by clicking here.
  2. Reservations for team athletes will be made by your coach.
  3. We encourage parents to exit after checking their child(ren) into programs. Parents who wish to remain on site to watch their child, must stay in designated viewing areas, wear a mask at all times and abide by all social distancing rules.
  4. Spectators are not allowed in the facility at this time.
Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your reservation and exit Chelsea Piers no more than 10 minutes after the end of your session time. Please do not congregate in any area of the facility.
Check-in Procedures

Health Checks

We are fostering the safest environment possible with the following health checks. Thank you for your patience and for committing to these processes with us.

Health Declaration
All employees, Members and program participants will be required to complete a mandatory Health Declaration online before each visit to Chelsea Piers. If under age 18, a legal guardian will need to sign the Health Declaration for their child.

For the safety of our community, if you can answer YES to any of the questions below, please do not enter Chelsea Piers
  1. Do you currently have any of these symptoms or have you had any of them in the last 14 days: Cough, Fever Greater than 100F, Shortness of Breath?
  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  3. Have you been in close* contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days? *Per the CDC, a close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.
  4. Within the last 14 days, have you returned from a state on the NY/NJ/CT State Travel Advisory List*?
For the safety of our community, we are exceeding State guidance and asking our members and athletes to please quarantine for the full 14 days after returning from a state on the NY/NJ/CT State Travel Advisory List, even if they have a negative COVID test.
Temperature Checks
Every person arriving to Chelsea Piers should check their temperature at home before coming to Chelsea Piers. Anyone with a temperature above 100 F should stay home.
Check-in Procedures

Check-in Procedures

For the time being, your check-in experience will be modified to ensure we are fostering the safest environment possible. Thank you for your patience and for committing to these processes with us.

Everyone will check-in at the main entrance to Chelsea Piers.
Practice social distancing of 6 feet in all areas of the Chelsea Piers including at the entrance and check-in area.
Contactless Check-in
Members will be required to self-scan using their membership card or the Chelsea Piers App.
Plexiglass partitions are now installed at the check-in desk and all operational desks throughout the facility.
Every person arriving to a Chelsea Piers facility will have to complete a Daily Health Declaration online before each visit to Chelsea Piers to confirm they do not have a fever over 100 F, are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, nor have they come in contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms. If under age 18, a legal guardian will need to sign the Health Declaration for their child.
For the safety of our community, we are asking our members and athletes please do not enter Chelsea Piers if you have arrived to Connecticut from a state on the Connecticut State Travel Advisory List, within 14 days even if you have proof of a negative COVID test.
Protective face coverings will be required for entry into any Chelsea Piers facility.
Staff Safety

Safety Protocols

The safety of our community is of the utmost importance, the following safety protocol will be in place until further notice.

We have put all of our front-line staff through re-training with a focus on sanitization and disinfection.
Gloves
Front-line and housekeeping staff will wear gloves that are changed often. Members and Athletes do not need to wear gloves, but are encouraged to wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
Staff that can continue to work from home will do so and in-person shifts will be staggered to limit contact and help reduce facility capacity.
Staff Safety

Social Distancing

Please practice social distancing of 6 ft in all areas of the Chelsea Piers including at the entrance, check-in area and lobby.

To facilitate social distancing, we have adjusted our facility set-ups and equipment to increase distance amongst our members, customers and staff.
Signage throughout the facility will clearly direct you to follow one-way traffic patterns, maintain social distance and maximum capacities per space.
Group Fitness spaces have been divided into 12-foot squares to ensure safe distancing to work out without a mask. No hands-on adjustments, typical in Yoga, will occur during group fitness classes.
Community Compact

COMMUNITY COMPACT

We are asking all members of our community to agree to our Community Compact. This document is a pledge that outlines how each of us will do our part to maintain a low-risk and positive environment for all at Chelsea Piers.

Community Compact