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What to Expect with The Sandcastle’s Phase 1 Reopening
The Sandcastle is anticipated to reopen with limited amenities on Saturday, May 16, yet this is subject to change based on government restrictions. The Sandcastle will reopen in three phases, according to guidance and restrictions set forth by the White House, CDC and DHEC.
General Sandcastle Information
The Sandcastle has been deep cleaned and sanitized. We are maintaining a schedule of multiple sanitation cleanings daily to ensure safe and comfortable environments for our members and team. Hand sanitizer is located throughout the building, and is clearly marked. Staff members will have the option to wear masks, and we plan to add plexiglass at the Member Services desk. Signs will announce expectations and processes throughout the property.
The health of our employees is being carefully monitored. Our employees and are required to stay home if they have any reason to believe they may have been exposed to COVID -19 or the flu, or are showing symptoms of either.
Phase 1: Available Amenities & Services
FITNESS: STRENGTH AND CARDIO ROOM
The fitness room with strength and cardio machines will reopen with some restrictions. All community members will be required to reserve a one-hour time to use the weight and cardio room. Members will be permitted to make one advance reservation per member, per day. This will ensure the appropriate occupancy levels are maintained, and enable staff to maintain a disinfecting schedule. The reservation system and process is still being determined. Each member using this facility will check in by scanning their member ID and a member services representative will provide the member with a sanitized spray bottle for cleaning machines. Each member will be responsible for wiping down their machine after use. Some cardio machines will be unavailable in order to maintain 6 feet between machines for social distancing. Free weights will be unavailable due to the inability to provide adequate sanitization. Please bring your own gym towel. A time warning will be provided toward the end of your one-hour session.
Fitness classes will restart with some restrictions. All community members will be required to reserve a spot in a fitness class to participate. Members will be permitted to make one advance reservation per member, per day. This will ensure the appropriate occupancy levels are maintained, and enable staff to maintain a disinfecting schedule. The reservation system and process is still being determined. Each member attending a fitness class will check in by scanning their member ID. Fitness class participants will be spread 8 feet apart, to allow for social distancing in an active environment. Please bring your own gym towel and mat, if needed.
The downstairs fitness restrooms will be available for fitness users. The restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at regular intervals.
LIMITED MEMBER SERVICES
Coffee will be unavailable. New Member ID cards will be unavailable. Other services requiring direct interaction may be unavailable to maintain the safety of members and employees.
Phase 1: Unavailable Amenities & Services
POOLS & DECK
According to current DHEC restrictions, The Sandcastle pools are not permitted to reopen in Phase 1. This also includes the pool deck area and lounge furniture.
NO GROUP/CLUB MEETINGS OR PRIVATE EVENTS
According to the White House and CDC guidelines, groups larger than ten are not permitted. No groups, clubs or private events will be permitted in Phase 1.