Return To Grounds Requirements

Starting 1/15/2021, All students must complete the Return to Grounds Requirements to have access to IM-Rec Sports Rec Centers.

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The continued success of this plan is a shared responsibility among all of us to be informed and work together for the safety of our community. Please read carefully and help us implement this plan to remain open.

Updates

  • All students must complete the Return To Grounds requirements by 1/14 - your gym access depends on it!
  • Table Tennis is available at NGRC gymnasium. 

What's Open Now & Fun Things to Do

North Grounds Recreation Center & Pool

  • The North Grounds Recreation Center and Pool are open for students and members (unfortunately no youth or guests) with modified hours. The pool requires a reservation.
    • Fitness Areas & Racquet Courts
      • Cardio, selectorized machines and weight machines available
      • Loose equipment (i.e.mats, basketballs, etc.), water fountains and lockers unavailable
    • Pool
      • Water Exercise by lane reservation, kickboards, pull buoys, aqua jogging belts and restrooms/changing rooms available from pool deck
      • Only the main pool lanes are open - the hot tub, sauna, water fountains, showers and lockers are unavailable
      • Reserve a NGRC Pool Lane.

Outdoor Fields & Courts

  • Outdoor Fields and Courts are open for students and members (unfortunately no guests) with modified hours and required reservations.
  • Reserve an outdoor field or court.

Group Fitness, Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventure

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Stay Informed

It is our intention to make as many healthy activities available without compromising the safety of students or staff. We are opening offerings in relation to our staffing capacity. We continuously evaluate our ability and make adjustments accordingly.

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Accessing NGRC Fitness

  • To allow for proper social distancing and to ensure maximum safety, the NGRC Fitness areas will have limited capacity
    • We will be monitoring demand and availability closely and modifying this plan to maximize availability without compromising anyone's safety
  • To access the NGRC Fitnes area, you will enter and exit via the Massie Road front doors
    • 2 ways to pay for parking 
      • ParkMobile app on your smart phone
      • Call ParkMobile at 877-727-5758

Reserving Your NGRC Pool Time

  • To allow for proper social distancing and to ensure maximum safety, the NGRC Pool is limited to 10 person capacity
    • We will be monitoring demand and availability closely and modifying this plan to maximize availability without compromising anyone's safety
    • After each reservation time, everyone will exit the building to allow staff to clean before the next time block
  • You may reserve your block online 
    • Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance & close 15-minutes prior to the start of each block
    • Pool reservations expire 20-minutes after the start time and drop-in swim is allowed for unused lanes
    • There is a limit of 1 reservation per person per day for consideration to all students and members
    • Email our business office at recsports@virginia.edu if you need assistance with reservations
  • Locker Rooms & Family/Assisted Changing Rooms are available as changing spaces only; no showers or locker access.

Reserve Your Pool Time

How To Make & Cancel Reservations for pool

Make a Reservation

You will receive an email confirmation upon completing your reservation.

Cancel a Reservation

  • Log On to your account
  • Click on your profile to "View Account"
  • Click "Programs" then "Reservations"
  • Cancel any reservations you will not be using

Reserving Your Outdoor Field and Racquet Court Time

  • To allow for proper social distancing and to ensure maximum safety, we are opening up with reservable blocks of time
  • You may reserve your block online or via The SOURCE
    • Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance
    • There is a limit of 1 reservation per person per day for consideration to all students and members
    • Contact our business office if you need assistance recsports@virginia.edu | (434) 924-3791

Reserve Your Outdoor Field/Court time

HOOS Health Check Required

Everyone in the UVA community must complete the daily HOOS Health Check before entering any IM-Rec Sports buildings.

If you don’t have NetBadge and can’t use the app, you can print the form and bring it with you, or we will have copies available for you at the welcome desk.

HOOS Health Check is designed to encourage personal responsibility through making individuals aware of their health and COVID-19 symptoms.

HOOS Health Check Form

Our Extra Safety Measures

Cleaning & Sanitation

Keeping everyone safe is a shared responsibility and we will rely on everyone chipping in to clean the equipment before and after use. Fitness Wipes will be provided for students/members to wipe down equipment before and after each use.

Fitness equipment and high touch points will be sanitized and disinfected consistently throughout the day and after every session/reservation period by staff per CDC & UVA EHS guidelines.

Extra Sanitizer Stations

Additional hand sanitizers and fitness wipes are available throughout the fitness areas, pool decks, and outdoor venues.

Health Checks

Staff will be monitored for symptoms prior to each shift per University and CDC Guidelines. Students/Members are not permitted if they have or show symptoms of COVID-19.

Please stay home if you show any symptoms of COVID-19. Students must complete all of the Return to Grounds requirements for access to IMRec facilities!

Personal Protective Equipment

Face masks are required while in the facility except while using cardio equipment. All staff will be wearing protective gloves and face masks at all time.

New Gym & Pool Etiquette

Face Masks

Face masks are required while in the facilities except while using cardio equipment and swimming. Read UVA's policy SEC-045 on Face Masks, Physical Distancing, Social Gatherings, and Enforcement.

No Drinking Fountains

Please bring your own water bottle as only the bottle fill portion of the water fountains will be open.

Touchless Entrance

There will be touchless entrance at the NGRC Welcome Desk & Pool and Outdoor Venues. Please remember to bring your UVA/IM-REC Access ID or smartphone with the UVA IM-Rec App. 

Cardio & Strength Floor Etiquette

Wipe down equipment before and after use.

"Working In" on sets is not be permitted in order to permit 10-foot social distancing and sanitation of equipment.

Please give everyone plenty of space to exercise. Allow at least 6 feet of distance.

Limit Personal Belongings

Please limit the personal belongings you bring as the lockers will not be available.

Unavailable Equipment & Spaces
  • The locker rooms, hot tubs, saunas, track, basketball courts and multi-purpose rooms 
  • Social areas (lobby tables & benches and furniture)
  • Towel service, locker access, water fountains, or individual day/rental Lockers
  • TJ's Locker 
  • Restrooms at outdoor venues
  • Youth recreation and youth swim
How to use the Weight Machines that are available

Unfamiliar with the machines that are available?

Visit our How-To page