PISE Facility Updates on COVID-19
May 19, 2020 Update
With the exciting news that Island Health has rescinded their closure order for gyms and fitness facilities on Vancouver Island effective May 19th, we at PISE have initiated protocols to resume operation in the coming weeks anticipating a June re-opening. Thank you all for your continued patience during this period! We are all as excited by this update as you are, and want to continue to approach this novel health crisis, and subsequent restart with prudence, responsiveness and flexibility.
Over the following weeks, PISE will be presenting specific policy and safety protocol updates over our various platforms that we are implementing as well as further informing our community members regarding how we will be re-implementing our specific services for the near future. These modifications will follow specific recommendations provided by governing health bodies and help us to continue to take the health and safety of our clients, staff and community into consideration every step of the way.
Please continue check our website and social media channels for further updates.
In the words of our CEO Robert Bettauer
“[We are] confident in the strength of our community and know that we will rally and cooperate to help each other recover.”
We are all in this together, stay safe and active.
March 23, 2020
In consideration of the escalating situation with COVID-19 and concern for the health of our community and staff, we have made the decision to CLOSE our Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, Field and Movement Studio effective March 17, 2020 until Further Notice. This means that we will continue to monitor details provided by both our national and international governing health bodies and update the community when it is safe to reopen..
This is an unprecedented, challenging time for the world with many complexities occurring simultaneously. Our collective health and safety comes first. None of us knows how long this will take, but it will pass and then we will rejoin and rebuild with renewed energy and passion!
We are grateful for the outpouring of support for each other and our team that we have received in the past days and please follow our social media and website for outdoor and home workouts
Take care of yourself and your loved ones, and please stay safe.
March 9th, 2020
With growing community concern around the COVID-19 virus, we are reaching out to assure our partners, students, athletes and clients that we are striving to maintain the best health standards at PISE.
We are in regular communication with our partners as we all need to work together to help ensure everyone who comes to PISE remains healthy and safe.
What we are doing:
- As an organization, we are keeping educated and up-to-date the latest COVID-19 information:
- We have increased the number of hand sanitizing dispensers in the fitness centre and at various locations around the building.
- We have replaced cloth towels for cleaning with paper towel dispensers for more hygienic cleaning and use.
- Together with clients, increasing our regular practice of wiping fitness centre equipment and furniture after use and for overall cleanliness.
- Practicing personal hygiene protocols by washing hands regularly, not greeting with direct physical contact, practicing reasonable social distancing, coughing or sneezing into elbows or garments and disposing tissues immediately followed by hand washing.
- Directing staff and PISE clients not to come to the facility if sick.
What you can do:
- Please use the hand sanitizing dispensers located throughout the building and wash your hands regularly with soap for 20 seconds.
- Take personal responsibility for applying practical social distancing protocols including not making hand contact when greeting.
- Please wipe equipment after use with available paper towels and sanitizer solutions.
- Do not come to PISE for classes, programs or training sessions if you are feeling sick.
We will continue to monitor this evolving situation on a daily basis including information and directives from provincial and local health authorities and will update our protocols and procedures as required.