Important updates | COVID-19
This page is updated regularly with information about our clubs reopening, and the health and hygiene measures we have in place to keep our members safe.
Vaccine mandates are set by the government in each state or territory for gyms and health/fitness clubs.
Vaccine mandates are currently in place in the following states and territories:
- Western Australia (from 31 January, 2022)
This means the government requires all Fernwood staff, members and visitors to be fully vaccinated (two doses of an approved Australian vaccine) against COVID-19 in order to enter their Fernwood club in the above locations.
To make this process as easy as possible for our members, all you need to do is upload verification of your COVID-19 vaccine status, showing you have received both vaccinations. Once you have uploaded this information, your FOB (club access key) will be updated with this information and enable you to enter the club for your workouts.
Want to find out more? Read our FAQs about returning to the club.
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For clubs that have reopened, membership payments and direct debits have recommenced so you can return to the gym you love. If you would like to speak to your club about your membership, please email the club directly.
Given recent events, it's important now, more than ever before, that we're all doing our bit to help us keep our clubs beautiful, safe and sparkling clean. All Fernwood staff have completed the Australian Department of Health Infection Control - COVID-19 online training, and we will have rostered cleaners on site throughout the day to keep the club sanitised at all times.
In-club restrictions are different across Australian states and territories, so please follow the government advice in your area.
Entering the club
- When you enter the club, sanitise your hands and have your temperature checked by a staff member, then the staff member will direct you to swipe in.
- Follow social distancing guidelines at all times to keep yourself, staff and other members safe.
Look after yourself
- If you're feeling unwell, even with mild symptoms, please stay home until you are feeling well again. For health and medical advice, please speak to your GP or medical professional.
- If you become unwell during or after a workout, please give us a call to let us know. This ensures we can keep you, and our community, safe
- If you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive or are awaiting test results for COVID-19, please do not come into the club. If you have been in the club during this exposure period, please call the club to let us know.
Wave to your Fernwood friends
- We know you all have a lot to catch up on, but at this time, it’s best to wave hello and then head to your workout.
- Please wait until a fellow member has finished using a machine, equipment, weights etc. before using them yourself.
A clean workout is a great workout
- Please wash your hands before arriving at the club, and regularly throughout your time inside the club.
- Wipe down and clean every piece of equipment before and after use. This includes all machines, cardio equipment, weights, benches and surfaces. Disinfectant wipes stations can be found in all workout spaces in the club.
- Bring your own towel, yoga mat and drink bottle to use during your workouts. You must have a towel and mat to workout.
- If you enjoy circuit-style workouts, please bring along a clean mat to use, and do not place bare hands on the ground - that’s what your mat is for.
- Maintain a safe distance between you and other members at all times.
- Book into your classes ahead of time, as our clubs and classes with be capped.
- There will be a 15-minute break in-between group classes to allow time for sanitising and cleaning to take place.
- Maintain 1.5 metres apart from staff and other members at all times. In group classes, X will mark your spot.
- Wipe down and clean every piece of equipment before and after use. This includes all equipment, weights, benches and surfaces.