Update 29 March 2020 - Casablanca
Dear Athletes & Families,
Please do let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help in any way.
Wishing you all well,
Stay safe, stay protected, and stay at home.
A Thank You From Casablanca - 24 March 2020
Dear Athletes & Families,
We want to thank everybody for the kindness we are experiencing during this worrying time. The support shown for the Casablanca Gym and Staff has been overwhelming, and we truly appreciate it. It is your support that will see the Casablanca Gym through these difficult times and ensure its future to continue to provide sporting activities and opportunities to our members once this crisis is over. We couldn't be more grateful - thank you.
We are working our way through unprecedented numbers of emails, so we do apologise if we are a little slow in getting back to you - we are working as quickly as we can and aim to catch up to date soon.
Our staff are working hard putting together our Virtual Training sessions. We hope you are enjoying Casablanca training at home, but if you haven't checked the videos out yet please visit the 'Casablanca Loughton' Facebook Page, or subscribe to our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDbgQG6Evh4bSTW6h3R3VLA
There's content added daily, and we hope it gives you something to keep you occupied during your time spent at home.
There is also lots to engage with and get involved in on the Casablanca Instagram Page: 'CasablancaLoughton'.
We hope everybody is staying safe and well, and please do reach out to us if you need us.
Update - Casablanca Gym Closure - 19 March 2020
Dear Athletes & Parents,
Following the Government’s latest directive that all schools are to close on Friday, we are very sad to announce that we will also be closing the Casablanca Gym on Friday 20th March at 8pm until further notice.
It would not be reasonable for us to continue training and to undermine the efforts to slow transmission between children and young people.
As mentioned in previous email correspondence, our Virtual Lessons will begin on Monday 23rd March on the Casablanca Loughton Facebook page, so please make sure you are following to take part in those.
We will be in touch as soon as the situation changes.
We hope you all stay safe and look forward to welcoming you back to the Casablanca Gym as soon as we possibly can.
Please refer to our previous communication regarding fees in the event of gym closure.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the club, we hope to be back very soon.
Casablanca Coaching Team
Casablanca COVID-19 Update – 18th March 2020
Dear Athletes and Parents,
Firstly, we appreciate your ongoing patience during this current situation. We have been very grateful to all our families for complying with the restrictions in place at the gym. We understand this is a very upsetting, frustrating and worrying time for everyone, and we do appreciate the support and kindness you have shown.
As you can appreciate, like many other businesses and activities in the UK at the moment we are working as hard as we can to maintain a balance between continuing to be able to provide you with an ongoing service and an activity that you love but also bearing in mind possible health implications. As we still have no direct instruction from either the government or our national governing body to cease activities, we will remain open for the time being.
Whilst we wish to continue allowing you to keep doing your activities at the Gym, the situation is rapidly changing, and we expect at some point soon that advice from the government and health authorities will escalate. Therefore, we will cease all sessions and close the gym under the following conditions:
Fees during any closure:
Unfortunately, we are not able to stop rent payments to our landlord or other essential payments. Therefore, our liabilities during this crisis would not cease. Yesterday the UK Government issued a string of new financial measures that may assist us in the future, and we will be examining these measures closely to understand how they can be accessed. However, if you possibly can, please continue with your monthly fee payments. We understand of course that you may also be affected by current events and loss of income, in which case we completely understand. We know this is a big ask, one that we would not ask of you if it were not so critical. We want there to still be a Casablanca Gym for everyone to come back to once this crisis is over.
These payments would then add credit to your account to be used to offset future monthly fees, focus clinic charges, holiday activities plus additional activities that we would programme in once back to normal. These could include one to one sessions, open gyms etc.
In the event of closure, should you wish your payments to stop then please let us know.
We understand that some of our members may now be in self-isolation. To ensure continuity and some semblance of normality for our athletes, from Monday 23rd March we will begin a series of daily virtual lessons which can be accessed on our Facebook Page – Casablanca Loughton. These will be 20-30 minute sessions taught by our coaching team that can be safely carried out at home. Our staff are working hard preparing these for you now. In the event of self-isolation, or gym closure, we hope you will get involved in our virtual classes. Please do send in photos/videos from your training at home so we can see how you’re getting on!
Thank you again for your continued support. If you would like to discuss any of the information contained in this post, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Casablanca Coaching Team
As a sports club we are following government guidelines and will remain open until government intervention. To minimise risk and help us keep our athletes, staff, and the gym environment as healthy as possible please take note of the following rules that are in place from today, Monday 16 March 2020.
1. Athletes should be dropped off at the front door, and collected at the roller shutter exit; our staff WILL NOT allow children to walk out on their own so please come to the roller shutter at the side of the building to collect them and please be on time. If, as an older athlete, your child usually leaves unaccompanied then please email us by reply to confirm this is still the case.
2. Our viewing gallery is now closed to minimise unnecessary contact. The gym is open for athletes/coaches only.
3. Our classes will include 5 minutes at the beginning of the session built in for our coaches to get each athlete to wash their hands, and again at the end of the session. We therefore ask that you help us by being dropped off and picked up on time.
4. We pride ourselves on being a clean gym all the time, but we will be wiping down ALL our equipment every day in addition to our regular cleaning.
5. If you/your athlete have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough it is recommend you stay at home for 7 days. Please let us know if you will be missing a session via our Facebook page or email.
6. Coaches reserve the right to refuse entry to the gym or ask an athlete to be picked up early if any above symptoms are shown.
7. Until further notice all pay-as-you-go sessions are suspended, this includes the open gym sessions and the parent & child sessions.
8. Badge/award week that was planned for this week is postponed until a week to be confirmed.
Please help us keep our athletes, coaches and families safe by complying with the above procedures and continuing to follow government advice. We will be monitoring the situation daily and any updates will be sent to you via email.
If you have any queries, please email info@casablancaCGT.co.uk.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Casablanca Coaching Team