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FAQ

Safety Precautions

Will I need a face mask at the Y?

General mask requirements:
Masks or face coverings are required for all staff and members, except where unsafe due to medical condition or disability. Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times within the facility except during active physical activity. Please see details below.

When using cardio equipment:
In an effort to make your experience as comfortable as possible, we have arranged our fitness centers to ensure 14 feet of physical distance between all cardio equipment. Members do not need to use a mask or face covering while using cardio equipment, but must wear a mask at all other times while inside the facility.

When using strength equipment:
Members must wear a mask or face covering when using strength equipment, as we cannot guarantee 14 feet of social distancing between equipment. Please continue to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing even when wearing a mask or face covering.

In group exercise classes:
14 feet of physical distancing must be maintained between attendees at all times. Members do not need to use a mask or face covering while participating in a group exercise class, but must wear a mask at all other times while inside the facility.

When in the pool:
Members do not need to use a mask or face covering while in the pool, but must wear a mask around the pool and in all other times while inside the facility.

May guests attend the Y?

To ensure the health and safety of our members and staff, we ask that only Old Colony YMCA members visit our facilities at this time.

 

General Facility Usage

Will I need to make a reservation?

Yes! Please see schedules page for full reservation details or visit our help page to see FAQs & How To Videos.

Will I be able to use the locker rooms?

Bathrooms inside locker rooms will be available. Although, changing areas inside locker rooms will not be available. We ask that you come prepared to workout or swim.

Will the steam room and/or sauna be open?

Steam Rooms and Saunas will not be in use at this time due to requirements for social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting.

Will hours be different?

Yes, we have adjusted our branch hours. Please see updated information on our hours & Locations page.

Will KidZone be available?

At this time, KidZone is open in limited capacity. Depending on location; outdoor, indoor, or aqua KidZone are available. Check MotionVibe for schedules and to reserve space.

 

Membership

How may I take my membership off hold now that the facilities are open again?

We recommend that you request to reactivate your membership here prior to making a reservation.

 

Fitness Equipment

Will the treadmills and other equipment be spaced apart?

In an effort to make your experience as comfortable as possible, we have arranged our fitness centers to ensure 14 feet of physical distance between all cardio equipment.

Did you remove my favorite equipment?

We have rearranged equipment to follow proper distancing guidelines. Our staff will be happy to assist you in locating its new location within the Branch.

Is a mask required for using strength equipment?

Yes. Members must wear a mask or face covering when using strength equipment, as we cannot guarantee 14 feet of social distancing between equipment. Please continue to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing even when wearing a mask or face covering.

 

Pools

May I use the showers and changing areas?

Swimmers will be asked to rinse off in the shower prior to using the pool, but please come to the Y ready to swim, as there will be no changing. Staff will instruct you upon your arrival.

Will masks be required in the pool?

Members do not need to use a mask or face covering while in the pool, but must wear a mask at all other times while inside the facility.

Reservations for Group Exercise, Fitness Studio, Aquatics, and More
Currently, our offerings are available to members only from group exercise to fitness floor space from pools to virtual content. We recently sent out an email with everything you need to know but we also have a few guides to help along on this page. All set and ready to get moving? Let's get started!