Fitness Canterbury Letter Concerning COVID 19


Dear Fitness Canterbury Member,

In continuing to prioritize the health and safety of all of our staff and members, we will continue to take advice on COVID-19 from the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

What to do if you may have been exposed
For the current situation on COVID-19 please visit

What Fitness Canterbury will do to ensure we are protecting our Members and Staff on top of normal cleaning and maintenance duties.

  • Clean/disinfect all machine upholstery daily – Regularly throughout the day.
  • Clean/disinfect reception counter and bench tops – Regularly throughout the day.
  • Clean/disinfect all door handles – Regularly throughout the day.
  • Provide Hand sanitizers and Sanitizer Wipes throughout the gym – Effective hand hygiene is the best defence against corona virus.

What we expect of our members to ensure they are protecting themselves our staff and other fellow members.

As the corona virus continues to evolve, it is important to remember that effective hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defense against viruses and can help prevent the spread of illness.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of their elbow
Dispose of tissues in the bin immediately
If you’re unwell, with any of the symptoms including minor symptoms please stay at home to protect yourself and others

We are happy to put your membership on hold at no charge until such time as you are well. Simply email or call reception on 03 358 9667 to do this.

Please consider we have members of all age groups, and members with compromised immune systems. Please consider that even though symptoms in one person may seem minor – spreading it to other members may have severe consequences for them!

As always, the health and well-being of our staff and members, remains our number one priority.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours in health and Fitness,

Fitness Canterbury