29. July 2020

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Our new normal

picture of girl getting the venue ready

As some of our branches get the final nod to open their doors we need to outline what the ‘new normal’ will look like at Gymboree Play & Music.

Making sure our customers and staff are safe in a post Covid-19 world is the most important part of this process for us and as such we’ve had to make some changes.  Specifics may change slightly depending on which Gymboree Play & Music you visit, but these new Play Policies will be followed by all.

  • We may have to adapt the timetable to allow for fewer classes and more time in between. Check with your local Gymboree Play & Music for class times.
  • We have reduced the sizes of all classes.
  • We ask you to stick with the same class/es each week for the foreseeable future so we can limit the interaction of households.
  • Please wait outside whilst previous members leave and cleaning is completed. You will need to respect social distancing rules whilst you queue.
  • There will be a one way system in and out of the venue.
  • Everyone will have their temperature taken when they arrive.  Anyone with a high temperature will not be allowed in to class and will have to follow the Government guidance for self isolation.
  • All children and adults will have to wash their hands on arrival and at the end of class.
  • All adults must wear clean socks.
  • No mobile phone use in class to ensure you can commit to social distancing.
  • All adults will need to wear face coverings, our teachers will wear appropriate PPE.
  • Social distancing rules must be adhered to during the class, it is your responsibility to keep your child within an arm’s reach at all times.
  • There will be a longer than usual 30 minute slot between all classes to allow for increased cleaning measures during which time you will not be allowed inside.
  • We will be singing less in class and will use quiet recorded music instead to ensure no raised voices.
  • You will not be able to share toys between households, they will be allocated on arrival.
  • You will need to commit to the same class/es each week to allow us to maintain class bubbles as much as possible.
  • We will adapt all classes to exclude:
    • Gymbo stamps
    • Gymbo kisses
    • Some toys and props
    • Blowing bubbles by mouth

We hope you understand the need for a ‘new normal’ in these times and we assure you our classes will still be lots of fun with social, cognitive and physical development goals at their heart! Have a look at the video on our homepage to see how it will all look.

Thank you for your understanding 🙏❤

graphic explaning new play policies