After closing all North American locations in mid-March, SoulCycle has announced that it will reopen in Vancouver this May.
Classes will officially restart on Friday, May 29, with bookings reopening on Monday, May 25 at 12 pm. SoulCycle has also announced that rides on May 29 and 30 will be free of charge as a gesture to welcome back guests. The company also says that over the next month, one bike in every class will be reserved and made free of charge for an essential worker.
The reopening, however, comes with a number of added safety precautions.
“With a new set of protocols in place, we’re ensuring that when we do reopen a studio it’s not only safe to do so, but that we’re upholding the highest level of safety standards for our riders and staff,” says a spokesperson from the company.
Like many other spaces that are reopening across the Lower Mainland, visitor capacity is being reduced. In order to maintain a safe distance, fewer bikes will be available to book, and floor markers will be placed to measure proper social spacing.
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Staff will need to have their temperature either prior to a shift. A health declaration, which states that the person is healthy, will also need to be signed by staff as well as riders.
Riders will also be required to wear masks or face coverings while in common areas of the studio and optionally during classes. Patrons will need to bring their own masks, however, as they will not be provided.
Amenities such as showers and the water fountain are being made unavailable until further notice. Lockers will remain accessible, but they’ll be rotated and disinfected every class so that they’re not used twice in a row.
More information regarding bookings and safety measures can be found online.