The Public Health Agency of Sweden states that exercise and sports are beneficial for public health and these types of activities should continue. Sports practice does not need to be cancelled and gyms and exercise grounds can continue their activities. VUGI and Olympen träningscenter follow these recommendations and our gym will remain open.
VUGI and Olympen träningscenter are not affected by the ban against public gatherings of more than 50 people, which was presented by the Swedish Government on Friday, March 27. The ban does not include gatherings in public places such as gyms, restaurants or shopping malls. Hence, our gym remains open as usual.
VUGI and Olympen träningscenter have already made further adjustments the gym activities based on the decision of the Swedish Government and we have a high level of readiness to act as the Public Health Agency of Sweden updates its recommendations.
Our opening hours are 5am-11pm, but we kindly ask you to visit the gym before 4pm or after 8pm if possible, as most members visit our facilities between 4-8 pm.
We still understand that you are worried. But don´t forget that Swedish Public Health authority tells you to continue to exercise and be physically active.
We remain open as long as the Public Health Agency of Sweden or Linnaeus University doesnt oblige us to close. Of course, we work to ensure safety as much as we can and will therefore make some changes.
As of today, we will replace some of our group training classes with other similar workouts and some classes will be adjusted. Bootcamp and Olympen WOD will be replaced with similar workouts and Circle will have a different layup. Two workouts that we currently cancel is Box and Yoga Yin. Box will be replaced with Box combat when possible and Yoga Yin with another Yoga class. We do this changes to minimize the sharing of equipment during our different classes. After each session you will, as before, be given the opportunity to clean your equipment with disinfectant spray. We also encourage you to bring your own equipment if it is needed and you have it.
When it comes to our ball sports we will make sure the team-vests have been washed before every class.
What Olympen is doing to stop the spread:
- Door handles, buttons and handrails are being disinfected daily
- The number of spray bottles have increased and they have been filled with alcohol solution
- The general cleaning of the gym has increased
- Group training have smaller classes and the participants are given time for cleaning implements
- Continuously following the situation and the recommendations from the National Sports Association, the Swedish Healthcare Guide (1177.se) and the Public Health Authority.
What you as a member can do to stop the spread:
Stay at home if you are ill!
If you have any respiratory symptoms at all, even if they are mild, you should limit your social contacts in order not to infect others. Symptoms of infection are respiratory symptoms, like fever or cough. Even if your symptoms are mild it is important that you stay at home. Remain at home for a couple of days extra, also after you have stopped showing symptoms.
Do you have symptoms?
In case you are showing any symptoms you should call the health services (Vårdguiden) on +46 1177 in Sweden. You should not visit a health care centre, instead always contact the health services on + 46 1177 first.
Are you worried?
If you have general questions or is worried about the corona virus and the disease covid-19 you should call +46 113 13 in Sweden.
How to prevent infection
- Avoid shaking hands when greeting people.
- Avoid touching your face. The virus is transmitted through mucous membranes in eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cough and sneeze in a paper or in the bend of the arm
- Clean the machine or implement you have used with our spray bottles and paper
- Wash your hand often with soap and hot water. Infectious matter easily sticks to your hands. Therefore, wash your hands often with soap and hot water, for at least 30 seconds.
- Always wash your hands when you come to the trainingscenter and when you leave. Also do this when you come home, to work or to school, before you eat and after a toilet visit.
- If you recently visited any high risk zone, stay at home until you are sure you’re not infected
It is important that you stay up-to-date and remember that you are always responsible of your own health. Keep track of the information published on The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website, see links below.