Safety Protocols & Procedures
As per Governments COVID-19 Safety Protocols for the South African Gym Industry

Dear Member,

The President announced on Sunday 25 July 2021 that the country was adjusting to the Alert Level 3.

This is great news as it means that all gyms could reopen.

These new changes and restrictions are all still temporary, they apply to all gyms across the country, and will be adjusted and changed as things improve in South Africa regarding the COVID-19 period.

We are confident that we have done everything needed to prepare our gyms, train our staff and implement all that is required to ensure the safety of our members and staff.

This page has been published to help you as a member better understand these changes and what you can expect during your visits during Level 4 to your favourite Slater Gym.

As of Sunday 25 July 2021


  • There are a few restrictions on the number of members allowed to be in the club at anytime.
  • Before entering the club your temperature will be taken, you will need to complete a short health screening and your hands will be sanitized
  • As is law across South Africa you will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the club. However, you will be allowed to pull your mask down off your mouth while performing vigorous exercise. Your mask will still be required to cover your mouth and nose at all other times.
  • Members NO LONGER need to limit their workout periods. Stay as long as you want.
  • All Child Care facilities will unfortunately still be temporarily closed, and any changes to this government restriction will be announced.
  • The daily number of Group Exercise Classes such as Spinning & Aerobics will be increased. The new class schedules will be updated and made available on our website at, Facebook and be available at Club Reception.
  • The use of Water Fountains is restricted to only the refilling of water bottles.
  • Members are not allowed to drink directly from the water fountain.
  • Paper towels and disinfectant spray bottles will be available and sanitizing stations will be situated in all areas of the gym. Please make use of these as much as possible.
  • Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
  • Some equipment has been moved, or put out of order, in line with social distancing regulations. 
  • Social distance indicators have also been placed in high use areas of the club and in the change room areas.
  • Sanitization Stations, both for hands and equipment, have been placed all over the club.  Please make use of these as much as possible.
  • Gym times have been adjusted to meet curfew restrictions, and will be from 5 am - 9 pm (from Monday 2nd August 2021 and may vary from gym to gym) on weeks days and weekend times will return to normal. Please check with your club reception as weekend times may differ from gym to gym.
  • All Shower will be OPEN FOR USE.
  • Sauna and Steam Room facilities will remain closed until we receive further updates from government. Again, we will we notify members of any changes to this safety protocol via our Facebook Pages and Club Notices.

If you have any account-related queries please email Admin Head Office at

The past months have been an unprecedented period in our business, in South Africa and in the World.  We truly hope our reopening plan makes sense to you as a valued member of the Slater Gym Group.

We want to thank you for your phenomenal support and understanding during this time and can’t wait to see you back in the clubs! 

Best Regards

Team Slater