What are BYCs Updated for Covid Guidelines of practise?



It is BYC’s primary intention to always create the safest possible environment for practising at our studio. Our class policy and procedures are in line with UK Active and the recent government guidelines.

It is very important that you read these guidelines before coming to class.

Note that class capacity has been reduced to 24 PLACES ONLY AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED – NO EXCEPTIONS.

To practise at the studio you MUST:

-Please prebook into Class. You will be unable to attend a class at BYC hot yoga unless you have prebooked it online. No exceptions.

– Do not come to practise at BYC hot yoga if you have

a)been diagnosed with Covid in the last 14 days

b)have been advised to self isolate or quarantine in the last 14 days

c) have any covid symptoms:

Fever (a temperature of 37.8 degrees centigrade or above).

A new persistent dry cough.

Muscle pains.


Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Severe pneumonia.

Loss of taste and/or smell.

Extreme fatigue.

Runny nose.

Sore throat

d)have been in close contact (within 2 metres) of anyone suffering with any of the Covid-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

-Buy booking into class at BYC hot yoga I agree:

1)I will wear a mask in all areas of the studio that it is applicable

2) I will sanitise my hands on entering the building

3) I will social distance, 2 meters at all times while in BYC hot yoga.

4) I will agree to have my temperature taken each time I enter the building.

5) It is advised to bring you own yoga mat and towels. However BYC will be renting these if you are unable to.

-BYC hot yoga’s changing rooms will have limited access and shower facilities will not be in use for the time being. Therefore we ask that you come ready for class and go home to shower. The toilets will of course be accessible, but we ask that you adhere to all social distancing rules and wear masks while using the facilities.

-for the health and safety of all BYC will be cashless, all payments must be by card.

-Please arrive on time for class no latecomers will be permitted

– Cancellation – due to the limited number of spaces, there is a strict cancellation policy for all BYC classes, NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you cancel anytime prior to 12 hrs before the start of class no fee will be charged. If you cancel anytime 12 hrs before the start of class you will loose this class or if you are on an unlimited membership you will be charged a £10 cancellation fee.

Your new BYC Routine:

1 – please keep 2 m distance when entering the studio.

2 – sanitise your hands on entering the building.

3 – remove your shoes and leave them in the cubbies provided. Please note that all belongings are left at owners own risk.

4 – come up stairs to sign in at reception. Before we can sign you into class we will take your temperature. If you have a high temperature you will not be permitted into class.

5 – Everyone must sign and complete our new COVID waver before practising at BYC.

6 – You can enter the changing facilities to leave your belongings, but there will be limited access of 4 people at one time to these rooms. Also BYC shower facilities will not be in use at this time. We therefore advise coming in your yoga gear ready to practise and going home to shower. All belongings are left at owners own risk.

7 – There is a new one way system in and out of the studio room. There is no longer access from the ladies changing rooms. Please adhere to the markings on the floor.

8 – We recommend bringing your own mat and towels however BYC will be hiring these for £1.50 each. All BYC mats will be steam cleaned after each use. If you do use a BYC mat we ask that you ensure the whole thing is covered, this may mean you need to bring two towels or one grip mat towel.

9 – 24 spaces are marked in the room for practising. Please align the front of your mat with the white marks provided.

10 – DO NOT PRACTISE ON THE CARPET. We will be steaming cleaning the carpet daily, however we ask that you do not practise or lie on the carpet at any time.

11 – If you are taking tissues with you into the room, you need to take a bag to dispose of them in with you as well.

12 – Please clean up you area, including you sweat before leaving the room. Leave any BYC mat you have hired on the floor to be steam cleaned by staff.

13 – There will be no props allowed until further notice.

14 – All property i.e. towels and yoga kit/clothing left behind will be disposed of and destroyed.

Thank you for your understanding. We are doing our best, so please work with us as we find the best way for all during this new Covid era.


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