safety protocols

safety protocols


As we prepare to reopen Membership branches June 1, 2020,  the YMCA of Greater Birmingham is implementing the following safety protocols in an effort to reduce the health risks for members, staff, and other visitors to our facility.


  • Regular Temperature Checks: Both staff and members will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or to check-in.

  • PPE for All Staff: All staff will be required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment.

  • Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.

  • Designed for Social Distance: All open areas inside the Y have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement.


The YMCA appreciates members’ adherence to the following safety precautions during their visits:

  • Stay Home if You’re Sick: Members should stay home if they don’t feel well. The CDC and state public health officials encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay home.

  • Be Ready for Temperature Checks: All members will have their temperature taken prior to check-in. We will also ask you to agree to health screening questions when you enter the center.

    Understand Areas Open to Kids: We are unable to provide Learn and Play and Drop and Go services at this time. Children under age 14 are welcome at the Pool (with an adult reservation and adult present) and on Approved fitness equipment (ages 9-13 with completion of Youth Fitness Orientation).

  • Bring a Towel, a Mask (when entering/exiting and in general member spaces, NOT required while working out) and a Water Bottle: Members will be asked to bring their own water bottle and a workout towel (towel services will not be provided). 

  • Keep Your Distance: Please exercise on designated equipment only and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.

  • Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper social distancing, our wellness areas will have a limited capacity in some areas

  • Remember to  Wipe Down Equipment:  Please help us reduce the risk of exposure by wiping down all equipment, weights, mats, etc. with the provided cleaning materials before and after use.

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