Health Update

Wednesday 27th October 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we are able to reopen our facility this Saturday, 30th October

We have been hard at work updating our COVID safe plans and making sure your facility is sparkling clean and ready for your return. Every team member you meet will have been double jabbed and is making your health and safety our top priority.

There is a lot of detailed government advice and things to be aware of before we open, so please read the below carefully.
As we’ve learned, Government advice can change quickly, so visit this page often to make sure you always have the latest, most complete advice.

 

FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS RETURNING

GYM

We’re operating as per our usual opening hours, with a maximum capacity of 1 person per 4 square metres. Gym floor bookings are not required.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

The first group fitness and aqua classes will return on Wednesday 3rd November.

There will be a few less classes initially but this will ramp up as our team is cleared to return to work. Please note there will be a maximum capacity of 1 person per 4m2. We expect demand to be high for places, so as a courtesy to fellow members please remember to cancel out of classes if you cannot attend. Bookings will be available in the BlueFit Health Club app from 5pm on Friday 29th October.

OUTDOOR POOL 

The outdoor pool will open on Wednesday, 3rd November.

OUTDOOR POOL HOURS

The outdoor pool will open on Wednesday, 3rd November.
We will operate with restricted hours in November. They are:
Monday to Friday 5am-8am and 4pm-7pm
Saturdays 6am-8am
The pool may stay open for extended hours on hot weekends based on a 7-day forecast.
Normal outdoor pool operating hours resume from Wednesday, 01 December.

INDOOR POOL

Our indoor pools will be open for lap swimming and Aqua classes from Saturday 30th. Swimming lessons will be returning on Friday, 12th November, more information is below.

SPA / TEAM

The spa will be open from Saturday 30th, however, the steam room will remain closed until we hit the 90% vaccination target, which is predicted to be around 24 November. 

LEARN TO SWIM

Swimming Lessons will resume from Friday 12th November. The first swim school direct debit will not be until Friday 19th November. If you need to cancel out of swimming lessons, please do so here asap to ensure you are not debited. Please note that as many of our staff are young, they may have not had their second jab. In addition there is an industry staff shortage due to the continual lockdowns, so individual classes may be delayed in starting. If you’re in one of these classes, we’ll be in contact before lessons resume.

SQUAD

Squad will return as of 3rd November.

Squad lessons will return on Wednesday, with your first payment on Friday, 05 November. If you do not feel ready or are unable to return to swimming lessons please complete our lesson cancellation form.

MEMBERSHIPS

Memberships will be reactivated on Saturday 30th October.
Membership payments will not recommence until Friday 5th November to ensure you have a chance to come in and feel safe and ready to return

MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSION

If you’re not yet fully vaccinated, or you don’t quite feel ready to return you can access a one-time free suspension from now until 01 December 2021. At the conclusion of this free suspension your membership will be reactivated. To take up this suspension please click here no later than midnight, Wednesday 3rd November.
If you wish to suspend beyond the 1st December you will need to request a new suspension and it will be subject to our normal suspension terms and conditions.

LEARN TO SWIM CANCELLATIONS

If you’re not fully vaccinated and you have a child enrolled in swimming lessons you will need to make arrangements for a fully vaccinated adult to accompany them to their lessons. Alternatively, you can cancel out of classes or make use of make-ups until you are fully vaccinated. Unfortunately, we cannot hold places and therefore we will not be able to guarantee your child a spot in the program when you become vaccinated or when restrictions ease.

If you need to cancel out of swimming lessons please do so here no later than midnight, 12th November.

RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

CHECK IN
It is a requirement to check in via the Victorian Government QR Code. Please show your Green Tick to staff at entry.

VACCINATION STATUS
Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes everyone using the facility and/or accompanying children to swimming lessons. The easiest way to show proof of vaccination is to link your COVID-19 digital certificate with the Service Victoria app and show it at check in, but it’s not the only way. The Victorian Government have published a handy guide to proof of vaccination.

Please note our focus is on returning services back to the community and our front line customer service teams are simply following the rules provided by the government. We ask that all patrons respect these rules as we get our local teams back into employment and communities active again.

CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS
Capacities in all areas will be capped at 1 person per 4 square metres. Given the size of our facility we do not expect this to impact our operations greatly, with the exception of limited group fitness numbers.

MASK WEARING
All members and guests over the age of 12 will be required to wear a mask while in the Centre unless you are swimming or are doing strenuous exercise.

GOOD HYGIENE
Social distancing and hygiene measures must be adhered to when visiting the Centre. Remember to always use a towel and wipe down equipment before and after use.

STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE UNWELL
If you are unwell; or if you are not permitted to attend under the current health orders, please do not attend.

FOLLOW TEAM MEMBER ADVICE
All members and guests are required to follow the direction of our staff or any law enforcement officer.

BE KIND

This is a challenging time for all our customers and staff. We kindly request that you are patient with team members and fellow facility users alike as we all adjust to this new normal.

We appreciate that this is a lot to cover. We will update this page with any additional advice as soon as it becomes available. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at melton@bluefit.com.au

Wednesday 1st September 2021

LOCKDOWN EXTENSION

As per this week’s announcement, we will remain closed due to the VIC Government restrictions being extended.

We miss you, and we can’t wait to invite you back into the centre, but we know these orders are in place to keep our community safe.

When we have further understanding of a re-opening date we will reach out to you. In the meantime, we have linked a few great ways to keep you and your family active while at home, we hope you enjoy it! You can view more of these workouts, lessons, activities and more on our BFit @ Home website here.

We appreciate this is an emerging situation and will provide further updates if required. In the meantime, should you have any specific questions relating to the closure, please email us at melton@bluefit.com.au.

BODY COMBAT

with Roman & Silvia

KIDS SPORTS

with Tommy & Jamie

BARRE

with Izzy

STRIKE FOOTBALL

with Alexi

FX30

with Scott

BLUEFIT SWIMMING

at home drills

Monday 16th August 2021

LOCKDOWN EXTENSION

As per today’s announcement, we will remain closed due to the VIC Government lockdown with a view to re-open on Friday, 3rd September.

Here is a friendly reminder that for customers with lessons scheduled during the closure, we’ve paused or placed a credit on your account for the following week. No action is required on your behalf. Your lesson, day and time in the program will remain secure for the reopening of the facility.

All memberships have automatically been suspended for the lockdown period. Once again, no further action is required.

You still have access to your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

We appreciate this is an emerging situation and will provide further updates if required. In the meantime, should you have any specific questions relating to the closure, please email us at melton@bluefit.com.au.

Wednesday 11th August 2021

LOCKDOWN EXTENSION

As per today’s announcement, we will remain closed due to the VIC Government lockdown with a view to re-open on Friday, 20th August.

We miss you, and we can’t wait to invite you back into the Centre, but we know these restrictions are in place to keep our community safe.

Here is a friendly reminder that for customers with lessons scheduled during the closure, we’ve paused or placed a credit on your account for the following week. No action is required on your behalf. Your lesson, day and time in the program will remain secure for the reopening of the facility.

All memberships have automatically been suspended for the lockdown period. Once again, no further action is required.

During the closure, you can still enjoy your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

We appreciate this is an emerging situation and will provide further updates if required. In the meantime, should you have any specific questions relating to the closure, please email us at melton@bluefit.com.au.

Thursday 5th August 2021

7-DAY LOCKDOWN: FACILITY CLOSURE

Dear Members and Guests, 

In line with the directions issued by the State Government, we will be closed from 8pm Thursday, 5th August 2021 with a view to re-open in 7 days.

During the closure, we will be unable to operate our learn to swim program. For those customers with lessons scheduled on these days, we’ve placed a credit on your account for the following week. No action is required on your behalf. Your lesson, day and time in the program will remain secure for the reopening of the facility in 7 days.

All memberships have automatically been suspended for the 7-day lockdown period. A credit will be placed on your account for these days and your next fortnightly payment will therefore be reduced. Once again, no further action is required.

During the closure, you can still enjoy your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

We appreciate this is an emerging situation and will provide further updates if required. In the meantime, should you have any specific questions relating to the closure, please email us at melton@bluefit.com.au.

Stay safe, 
The Melton Waves Team

Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Good news! 

As of tomorrow, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 there is an increase in capacity limits for some of our group fitness classes.

You will see the changes in our app shortly, looking forward to seeing more of you soon!

Tuesday 27th July 2021

Dear Members and Guests,

The time is almost here and we’re counting down the hours!

Melton Waves will resume operations from 5am tomorrow (Wednesday) 28 July 2021 as per normal operating hours.

We are incredibly thankful for the community response to the lockdown over the past week that has allowed us to get to this place. Our team are excited to welcome back our valued members and families.

For the next two weeks, there are restrictions in place with a maximum of 100 people allowed in each indoor space. This will be enforced by our staff members who are not included in the total count.

Lap swimming and some aquatic programs may be unavailable at certain times, due to the restrictions imposed. We recommend you check our lane availability online before visiting the centre to avoid disappointment.

Memberships:
During the closure, we automatically put all members on hold free of charge, with memberships being credited for the closure upon reopening. As membership access will recommence as of Wednesday 28 July 2021, you will have a reduced direct debit on Friday 30 July 2021.

Fitness Passport
Given the significant caps on the numbers of patrons permitted within venues under the current restrictions, Fitness Passport has advised us that they will wait until the further lifting of restrictions before switching their memberships back on. Payments remain on hold until then.

If you have a Fitness Passport membership and wish to resume training, you can pay the casual rate, or alternatively, we are happy to waive the joining fee on our Active membership if you’d like to join us directly. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Learn To Swim:
All learn to swim classes will automatically reactivate and resume as normal tomorrow. Credits have been applied to all students who have missed lessons during the lockdown.

Other important changes:

  • All members and guests over the age of 13 will be required to wear a mask while in the Centre.
  • Masks are not required when participating in strenuous exercise or swimming.
  • Capacities for our classes have been reviewed and adjusted to comply with 4 square meter requirements.
  • All members and guests are required to follow the direction of our staff.
  • Social distancing and hygiene measures must be adhered to when visiting the Cantre.
  • Check in on the Service Victoria app is required upon entry or visit to the centre. The QR code can be found on the entry doors and reception. There is also a manual registration system available at reception if you don’t have your phone.
  • Remember to always use a towel and wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • We ask you to stay home if you have any COVID-19-like symptoms and follow the Victorian Government health advice.

We’ll be sure to keep our members and community in the loop of any updates, so make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you for your patience and support during this lockdown. We cannot wait to have you back at Melton Waves Leisure Centre and supporting your local leisure centre in the future.

The team at Melton Waves

Tuesday 20th July 2021

As per today’s Government announcement, we will remain closed for another week due to the Victorian lockdown being extended, reopening on Wednesday, 28 July.

We can’t wait to invite you back into the centre, but we know these restrictions are in place to keep our community safe.

Just a reminder to everyone that all applicable memberships and swimming lessons have already been put on suspension and will remain on hold without charge until such time as we can reopen. 

Partial payments debited on Friday were calculated based on a 5-day closure. Given this is now to be extended, those payments have been held in credit for you and will reduce your next payment after reopening. No action is required by you, and all lesson enrolments made before the lockdown remain secure.

As always we are closely monitoring this situation and will provide further updates as required.

In the meantime, should you have any questions relating to the closure, please email us at melton@bluefit.com.au

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Thursday 15th July 2021

In line with the directions issued by the State Government, we will be closed from Friday 16th July and re-opening Wednesday, 21st July 2021.

During the closure, we will be unable to operate our learn to swim program. For those customers with lessons scheduled on these days, we’ve placed a credit on your account so you only be charged tomorrow for the following week. No action is required on your behalf. Your lesson, day and time in the program will remain secure for the reopening of the facility on Wednesday, 21st July 2021.

All memberships have automatically been suspended for the 5-day lockdown period and a credit will be placed on your account for these days if required. Once again, no further action is required. Your normal fortnightly payment will therefore be reduced for tomorrows debit. Once again, no further action is required.

During the closure, you can still enjoy your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

We appreciate this is an emerging situation and will provide further updates if required. In the meantime, should you have any specific questions relating to the closure, please email us at melton@bluefit.com.au.

Stay safe. 

Tuesday 29th June 2021

BLUEFIT’S COVID-SAFE MANAGEMENT POLICIES

We are really excited about the opportunity to manage Melton Waves on behalf of the City of Melton.

At BlueFit, our purpose is ‘Inspiring Community Activity’, and we are dedicated to providing the much-needed resources to improve the lifestyle, health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live, work and operate.

Whilst an exciting time for BlueFit, we know it comes with some uncertainty for you. We are very conscious of this and are committed to working with the City of Melton and Belgravia Leisure to ensure a smooth transition of management.

While we navigate through this new world during the worldwide pandemic, we are ensuring that the safety of all our patrons and staff is still our highest priority while we encourage our communities back into their dearly missed leisure facilities. While our facility is open we are still adhering to restricted services such as social distancing and putting strict health and hygiene measures in place.

General Facility Regulations:
  • All our centres are professionally cleaned each night.
  • It is a condition of entry that members and visitors check in using the Victorian Government check-in system.
  • You still need to use your member card to enter the facility and check-in at reception.
  • Hand sanitiser has been placed throughout the centre including all entrances.
  • We encourage those where possible please avoid touching surfaces such are counters, doors and turnstiles and follow appropriate hand hygiene when using the facility.
  • To ensure our facilities remain clean throughout the day we now have onsite hygiene heroes dedicated to keeping our facilities safe to use.
BlueFit Swimming Regulations:
  • We have made slight modifications to our teaching techniques to protect our students and teachers. This includes using a doll when demonstrating activities and skills during infants classes.
  • We have updated our makeup policy to allow 12 makeups per calendar year, simply login to the parent portal to mark your absence so if you or your child is unwell please do not attend the facility.
  • Reduced equipment within infant & preschool lessons to increase student safety.
  • Only performing manual manipulation in the water when it is safe for both students and teachers
  • Ensuring teachers instruct from the side or behind the student to reduce face to face contact.
  • Replacing hi 5’s with the Bluey Bump at the conclusion of the lesson.
  • To reduce equipment sharing we now have BlueFit Swimming Kickboards, Swim Caps and goggles available for purchase on the BlueFit Swimming website and in the facility.
BlueFit Health Club Regulations:
  • We have a BlueFit Health Club app for booking and checking into your fitness class to securely save your spot, to keep class participants within the capacity limits and know who attends each class for contract tracing.
  • In case of reduced capacity limits, we use the BlueFit Health Club app to book your gym visit online.
  • Remember to always use a towel and wipe down equipment before and after use. We have an ample amount of cleaning wipes available around our facility.
  • As well as monitoring our gym, our gym staff and duty managers will clean down equipment throughout the day. 
  • Please ensure you’re following social distancing rules while in the gym or the class. We will have markers on the floor for class and staff monitoring our gym floor.

With these measures in place, we can ensure a safe environment for all our staff and customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon.