Safety Protocols
Waiver Update

For members of YMCA of Bucks County

All members of YMCA of Bucks County must sign a new waiver that has been updated with new information and policies for the member experience post COVID-19. Please find the instructions below and submit before your first visit.

Sign the Waiver

There are three convenient ways to execute the newly updated waiver:

  1. Personalized Link sent via e-mail. By June 25, you will receive an email with a link personalized to your membership. This link will allow for direct, immediate completion of the waiver with no account login required. Link is valid for 14 days.
  2. Online Link. Found <HERE>  Please enter your member barcode number (available on your keytag or mobile app) and last name
  3. At branch. You can complete the waiver at the branch using your cell phone or by authorizing a member engagement representative to indicate your approval in our membership software. Please note that this process may take a few minutes at the membership desk.

Who should sign?

  • Members and staff must complete waiver.
  • One one member of each unit must complete waiver (example: family membership, one adult must sign)
  • Youth, teen and 7th Grade Initiative memberships - Waiver must be signed by adult parent/guardian

Read the Waiver

Read the waiver it entirety:  <HERE>

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

Protect yourself, a fellow member, and your greater Bucks County community:

  1. Ages 13 and older may access the facility; ages 12 and older may access the facility when accompanied by a parent/guardian; the parent/guardian must remain within 6 feet of assistance when accessing the facility
  2. Prior to first visit, all members are required to electronically acknowledge updated waivers, policies, handbooks, instructional videos and daily health screening questionnaire in order to gain access
  3. All members are asked to take their temperature prior to departing for the Y; all members are required to stay home when unwell, especially if a fever and/or shortness of breath are symptoms 
  4. All members are required to immediately report if you or a member of your household has been diagnosed with or come in direct contact with Covid-19. Please contact our Covid Champion, Janet Felder, VP of Human Resources via email at jfelder@ymcabucks.org
  5. At each visit, prior to entry into the facility, members and staff will complete a required temperature and health check led by a YMCA of Bucks County Health & Safety Champion  
  6. Staff are required to wear masks while inside
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  8. Members are to follow our updated mask policy, as per Governor Wolf's order dated 7-1-2020. Please click here.
  9. Hours of 100% Required Member Mask Wearing (this means 100% mask-wearing 100% of the time; even while exercising inside) at all branches:   Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 AM and 7:00-8:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  10. Please, no Nationwide Reciprocity or guests during the summer months; we will reevaluate in the early fall 
  11. Members and staff will be asked to apply hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of the facility
  12. Members will be asked to appropriately scan into the facility 
  13. Additional equipment disinfection/sanitation stations will also be provided, members are required to clean equipment both before and after usage 
  14. Plexiglass sneeze guards will be installed at the Welcome Center
  15. Increased floor and eye level signage will be placed to remind all of social distancing and CDC protocols
  16. Water fountains will be bottle fill only
  17. Door openers will be installed on doors that are unable to be propped open (Example: HVAC concerns)
  18. We will strive to go paperless, avoiding pens/pencils and cash/check transactions as much as possible
  19. Locker Rooms will be open, social distancing measures will be put into place
  20. No towel service or lost/found provided 
  21. No coffee or areas that promote congregation; all furniture in congregation areas will be removed
  22. Fitness evaluations will be completed in masks, 6ft. apart, and outside if/when possible 
  23. In terms of member value: Members can participate in Stay and Play (babysitting services), Open Gym, Group Exercise and Aquatics through a reservation system; no member may register more than three times per week for one given program area.