North Providence Pool and Fitness Center Reopening Three Days A Week

 

  • Update: November 23: In accordance with the governor’s decision to curtail certain activities during a two week “Pause” that runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 13, all indoor swimming pools are to be closed during the Pause period (starting 11/30).

THE NORTH PROVIDENCE POOL AND FITNESS CENTER WILL BE REOPENING THREE DAYS A WEEK ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY STARTING ON NOVEMBER 2ND. THE HOURS OF OPERATION WILL BE 6:00AM-6:00PM. THE WHIRLPOOL AND SAUNA WILL REMAINED CLOSED.

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES MUST BE ADHERED TO:

  • YOU MUST CONTACT THE CENTER AT 353-7007 TO SCHEDULE YOUR 45 MINUTE TIME SLOT. NO WALK INS ALLOWED.
  • NO MORE THAN SIX PATRONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE POOL AT THE SAME TIME.
  • NO MORE THAN 5 PATRONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE WEIGHT ROOM.
  • YOU MUST WEAR YOUR MASK AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN SWIMMING.PLEASE BRING A BAGGIE OR CONTAINER TO KEEP YOU MASK DRY.

WE WILL BE TAKING RESERVATIONS STARTING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28TH –OCTOBER 30TH BETWEEN 10:00 AM-3:00PM. ONCE THE FACILITY OPENS WE WILL TAKE RESERVATIONS DURING THE HOURS OF OPERATION.

ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT MAIN OFFICE AT 401-719-1633.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE GUIDELINES READ BELOW:

REOPENING NPPFC

The North Providence Pool and Fitness gym, pool and limited programs will resume opening in conjunction with state and local guidelines following the COVID-19 Pandemic.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE NPPFC
Your safety—and the safety of all our staff, members, and guests—is our number one priority. Together, we must proceed carefully if we want to keep our doors open.

The North Providence Pool and Fitness Centers protocols focus on three key strategies based on guidance and mandates from state and local health officials:

  • Meeting social distancing requirements
  • Using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Implementing rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols

STAFF REQUIREMENTS

Upon return to work, all staff will be required to comply with the following new standard operating procedures, restrictions, and guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone in our facilities.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Every employee must wear face masks upon entry in the building and during their entire shift. Staff will also be required to wear gloves when performing cleaning, CPR or First Aid.
  • Health and Safety
    • Please take every safety precaution you can to ensure you are safe to work every day. If you feel ill, please request time off as soon as possible and find a replacement. Please let management ASAP.
  • Social Distancing
    • All staff will be required to practice proper social distancing while at work. All staff will be required to stand 6 feet apart from other staff and members using the facility.
  • Sanitizers / Wipes / Handwashing
    • Hand sanitizing stations and disinfectant wipes for equipment will be provided throughout the facility. We also encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cleaning / Disinfecting
    • Cleaning has always been an important part of making members time at NPPFC enjoyable. To make peoples time here safe during this tough time, all staff will be required to participate in daily cleaning. No exceptions. 

Compliance

Please note that staff who fail to comply with new policies and procedures are putting members, staff and anyone else at risk. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary actions.

FACILITY ACCESS 

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Hours of Operation • Monday-Wednesday- Friday 6:00AM to 6:00PM. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday. 

RESERVATIONS

All members will be required to make a reservation prior to visiting the facility. Reservations must be made by phone. 

POOL RESERVATIONS 

Reservations can be made during the following designated time slots: Mon/Wed/ Fri

  • 6:00AM-6:45 AM
  • 7:00AM-7:45AM
  • 8:00AM-8:45AM
  • 9:00AM-9:45PM
  • 10:00AM-10:45AM
  • 11:00AM-11:45PM
  • 1:00PM-1:50PM
  • 2:00PM-2:50PM
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM
  • 4:00PM-4:45PM
  • 5:00PM-5:45PM

15 Minutes in between will allow for cleaning and swift change over from group to group. 

FITNESS CENTER RESERVATIONS

  • 6:00AM-6:45AM
  • 7:00AM-7:45AM
  • 8:00AM-8:45AM
  • 9:00PM-9:45PM
  • 10:00AM-10:45AM
  • 11:00AM-11:45PM
  • 1:00PM-1:50PM
  • 2:00PM-2:50PM
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM
  • 4:00PM-4:45PM
  • 5:00PM-5:45PM

Gym closed for 45 Minutes after each shift for deep cleaning. 

Check-in Procedures

Upon entry to facility, please have your card with you to be handed to the front desk staff. When you arrive at the facility, there will be binder at the front desk. Each member is asked to write down there name, phone number and date they were at the facility .Members must complete screening check list before working out.

  • Health Assessments
    • People who have a fever or do not feel well should stay home. If you are coming to work out while not feeling well, you are putting many people at risk. If you have to call and cancel your reservation, please call ahead of time so that someone else can take that spot to workout.
  • Social Distancing
    • Members will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To comply with these requirements, we are limited to the number of people and usage duration within our facilities and programs.
  • The Pool is limited to 6 people for every 45+ Minute shift listed above.

  • The Fitness Center is limited to 5 people for every Hour and 15 minute shift listed above.
  • Sanitizers / Wipes / Handwashing
    • Hand sanitizing stations and disinfectant wipes for equipment will be provided throughout the facility. We also encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Members and participants are required to wear a mask/face covering upon arrival to and while inside the facility. • Face masks/coverings will be required while using strength and cardio equipment, such as treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, etc.
  • Cleaning / Disinfecting
    • Members will be asked to wipe down any equipment they touch before and after use with the disinfectant bottles provided throughout our facilities. Additionally, members may experience wait times to allow time for extra sanitization of equipment on the wellness floor and in exercise rooms. 

  • Locker Rooms/Saunas/Communal Showers
    • Saunas and whirlpool will remain closed until stated otherwise. The Hallway Bathroom and Family Changing room will be open and sanitized often. Locker rooms, and showers will be opened at a limited capacity. 

  • Water Fountains
    • Water fountains will not be available. The water bottle refilling stations will be available.

 

POOL USAGE

Lap Swim: one lap swimmer per lane. During every shift, 6 Lap Lanes will be opened.

Open swim will be all day long. Until further notice, there is no Senior/Adult Swim.

  • Aqua equipment including aqua joggers, dumbbells etc, will NOT be provided. Consider bringing your own equipment to the pool.

OPERATING PROCEDURES 

AQUATICS

Reservations are required. Masks must be worn by staff in all areas. Always ensure social distancing between participants.

Showering before swimming is required. 

Lobby

  • Furniture will be limited and socially distant.
  • Tables, magazines racks, newspapers etc. will be removed from the lobby
  • A Plexiglass window has been installed at the Front Desk to ensure safety.
  • Pens will be disinfected often.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available. 

Fitness Center Equipment

  • Members are asked to wipe down equipment before and after use with provided disinfectant.

Hands-free trash cans will be available for wipes disposal.

  • Hand sanitizer will also be available for use.

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