Re-opening our gyms safely

Re-opening our gyms safely


We’re working closely with our advisory body, UK Active, and a number of other gym chains to follow a safe re-opening framework set out for the leisure industry.

In England:

Due to the second national lockdown we temporarily closed all of our English gyms on 5th November but we are able to re-open on


No payments were taken during closure. You don’t need to do anything, we’ll reactivate your membership, and payments will resume on your usual Direct Debit date. If your payment went out in early November, we wont take your next payment until January 2021.┬áPlease note that classes will be temporarily suspended for gyms in Tier 3.

In Scotland:

JD Gyms North and JD Gyms South are temporarily closed from 6pm on Friday 20th November, due to moving to Level 4 restrictions.

In Wales:

Our gyms in Wales re-opened at 6am on Monday 9th November!



We have now safely re-opened

We have:

  • Spaced out all of the gym kit to maintain social distancing
  • Installed a number of hand sanitiser gel dispensers around the gym for you to use
  • Created a number of cleaning stations around the gym, where you can use spray and blue roll to wipe down your equipment before and after use
  • Increased our cleaning frequency and staffing to ensure the gym is as clean as possible
  • Reduced class numbers to maintain social distancing and developed ‘re-opening’ timetables to get our classes going again
  • Installed floor markings to ensure people remember to keep their distance in high footfall areas
  • Placed banners and posters around the gym to remind people of the steps we need to take together to keep the gym safe
  • Set alerts on our entry systems to monitor the number of people in the gym at any one time


We have now safely re-opened