WELCOME BACK TO HARBOURSIDE
We are thrilled to be operating again across both locations with The Forum Harbourside, reopening this week.
Team Forum have enjoyed every minute so far with our members back in the club and moving. We all know the benefits regular exercise provides to our mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we gradually reopen in a phased approach as we emerge from lockdown.
During this phased reopening, The Forum Harbourside has started operating this week with reduced trading hours.
- Monday to Friday - 5.30am to 1pm
- Weekends - 7am to 1pm.
We have started with a reduced group fitness timetable and classes scheduled early and mid-morning.
Bookings are essential and can be made through The Forum’s App.
As group fitness classes are limited, we need to work together.
To ensure fairness to our Forum community, we ask you to please cancel your class bookings ahead of time if you are unable to make the session.
With current NSW Government restrictions of 20 participants per class in place, and a large volume of members wishing to attend classes, it is greatly disappointing to see classes with full waitlists running with less than 20 participants due to no-shows. In a time when it is more important than ever to respect and care for each other in our community, please do the right thing by giving others a chance.
The Forum is operating in line with the NSW Government Public Health Order and will open to members and guests who are fully
vaccinated. Proof of double vaccination will be required for all adults 16 + years (other than those with certified exemptions) until Wednesday 1 December,
in line with the NSW Government Public Health Order.
All children under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult across all Forum facilities.
It is essential that our business follows these strict requirements. Thank you for complying when visiting The Forum.
THE FORUM, UNIVERSITY OPENING HOURS
Our members are enjoying the slight increase in trading hours as of this week, so be sure to make the most it:
- Monday to Friday - 5.30am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm
- Weekends - 7am to 1pm.
THE AQUATIC CENTRE IS BACK WITH A SPLASH
If you didn’t get the chance to enjoy this state-of-the-art facility before lockdown - now is the time as we head into the warmer months.
Over the past week we have welcomed back all of the following programs in our newly refurbished pool.
Confidence in the water for all ages has never been more important and we are proud to be a registered provider where Active Kids Vouchers are redeemable.
The Forum Swim Academy offers a unique range of learning and development programs for all ages and abilities in a bright, happy and safe environment. We promote water awareness, confidence, safety, fitness, stroke development and teach without the use of floatation aids.
New to The Forum Swim Academy? Book your child in for a free learn to swim assessment to find the right class level for them. All new customers over 2 years of age require an assessment prior to enrolling in our learn to swim
or swim squad classes.
WHAT PROGRAMS ARE STILL TO RESUME AT THE FORUM, UNIVERSITY
Indoor court usage - have returned - this includes casual hoops and recreational bookings.
- Field hire - will return from 1 November 2021
- Social sport - will return from 14 November 2021
- Splashzone parties – to be confirmed
- Squash court hire - to be confirmed
- Holiday swim Intensives - will return from January 2022
- Sports Holiday Program - will return from January 2022
Keep your eye on our socials and website for more information on our facilities, services and programs.
WHEN WILL NORMAL TRADING RESUME?
We are working hard through this phased reopening of The Forum, Harbourside and The Forum, University. The safety of our Forum community will always be our top priority. As our internal resource pool of qualified fitness professionals increases; we will build on the services and programs we can offer. We are as keen to increase our offerings as you are.
All current members are encouraged to login to member portal or go to The Forum app and check your current learn to swim class bookings, book your preferred squad session and / or book your preferred group fitness class. As we are working week to week on returning to normal trade from this phased reopening, continue to check our website and programs through the Forum App to be sure your bookings have been successful with our current timetable. Remember, you can also check your account and confirm when your next direct debit payment is due.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN RETURNING TO THE FORUM
- We will ask to see proof of your vaccination status. Please have this ready for us to ensure we can process your entry as quick as possible. Our team will work hard to do this for you and your patience is appreciated. Make sure you allow a little extra time for this to occur.
- Masks are mandatory indoors. In line with NSW Government Public Health Order masks are required for all persons over the age of 12yrs. Click HERE for more information.
- No sweat towel = no entry
- Bring your water bottle
- Stay apart and practice social distancing - one person per 4sqm and the 1.5 metre social distancing rule still applies
- Change room facilities and showers are open for use
- Practise good hand hygiene
- Uphold The Forum’s Safety Standards.
We want to thank our Forum community for your patience as we move together in person again.
Let’s continue to be safe, be kind, be patient.
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