Coronavirus COVID-19

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19/07/2021 – STUDIO NOW OPEN

As of Monday 19th July 2021, the UK Government is further easing restrictions due to Coronavirus.

The previous Rule Of Six will no longer apply to indoor spaces, which means group sessions may resume without the need for reduced numbers. The use of face coverings moves from mandatory to recommended, and so it will be up to each group to decide whether or not to use them during their sessions.

I would advise hirers to bring face coverings, enquire about the vaccine status and confidence of each member in their groups, and then make a decision on their use on a session-by-session basis.

The studio will continue to provide hand sanitizer in the lounge and in each training space, and maintain our level of surface cleaning.

I look forward to welcoming our groups back to the studio, and getting back into the usual weekly swing of things. It’s been a long road, but it’s good to be back! 🙂

(PS: We have upgraded the studio wi-fi. If you need the new password, drop me a line.)

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


12/04/2021 – LOCKDOWN EASING

As of Monday 12th April 2021, the UK Government is easing lockdown restrictions. This means that non-essential retail, personal care, hospitality, sports and leisure premises will be permitted to reopen in a limited way.

The revised guidance states:

Indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble.

You can read the full revised guidance here.

For New Malden Studios, this means that our space will once again be available to hire for solo activites such as streaming classes or personal practice, or for groups of six or less, who are in a support bubble together only.

I appreciate that many groups who hire our space are NOT in a support bubble together, and so realistically our space will only resume relatively normal activities as of the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown, which is due to happen on 17th May 2021.

Until then, I will continue to ensure the continuation of the space, in readiness for resumption of training activites later in the year. Stay strong, stay safe, keep moving, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


05/01/2021 – NATIONAL LOCKDOWN #3

Happy New Year to all studio users! Trusting you all had wonderful festive seasons with your families and support bubbles, such as was possible under the circumstances.

As you will have seen, the UK Government has now instigated a third national lockdown. With very specific exceptions, we are all required to stay home. This situation is expected to last until mid-February at the earliest, and possible longer depending on the spread of Coronavirus – most notably the new variant that is far more transmissable.

You can read the full guidance here, however for us it means that the studio will remain closed until further notice.

As before, I am doing all I can to ensure the studio can endure a further period of zero income, and hopefully return to serve the local community as soon as possible once the restrictions are lifted.

Huge thanks to all NHS staff and key workers. Stay strong, stay safe, and I hope to see you all again very soon.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


16/12/2020 – TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS

Following an increase in Coronavirus spread, all London boroughs will move to Tier 3 (Very High) Restrictions as of Wednesday 16th December 2020.

In practice, this means that only solo hire will be permitted in our space, and only for existing keyholders. We will be unable to hire space to any new clients, as we are not allowed to come into contact with them.

Solo streaming of your classes is completely possible using the studio Wi-Fi. If any existing keyholders would like to use the space for this purpose, please get in touch in the usual way.

Wishing you and our local community all the best for the festive season. I hope we can return to normality in the New Year.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


02/12/2020 – TIER 2 RESTRICTIONS

Following the end of the national lockdown, the UK Government has now advised that all London boroughs (which includes our own KT postcode) will return to Tier 2 (High) Restrictions as of Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

You can read the full guidance here, however the section that will apply to our studio space is as follows:

Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing.

As before, can all studio users once again review their classes and use of the studio, and make changes as required. The space will still be available for solo practice, solo streaming of classes using our Wi-Fi, or by small groups who are in a support bubble together. However it looks like once again all other group activities may need to be paused until further notice.

I am doing all I can to ensure the studio can endure yet another period of minimal income, and return to serve the local community once the restrictions are lifted.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


05/11/2020 – NATIONAL LOCKDOWN #2

The UK Government has advised that England will be entering a second national lockdown as of Thursday 5th November 2020.

You can read the revised national guidance here, however the section that will specifically apply to New Malden Studios and all activites here reads as follows:

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks.

We have been operating on a much-reduced timetable since the Tier 2 restrictions came into force on 17th October, however this new guidance means that sadly the studio will once again be forced to close completely until further notice.

Can all studio users please inform their client base and make arrangements to suspend their classes here. Should existing keyholders wish to enquire about using the space for solo streaming of their classes, please contact me directly as soon as possible.

New Malden Studios will return just as soon as we are able. Look after each other, and stay safe.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


16/10/2020 – TIER 2 LOCKDOWN

The UK Government has advised that all London boroughs (which includes our own KT postcode) will come under Tier 2 (High) Lockdown Restrictions as of 17th October 2020.

You can read the full guidance here, however the section that will apply to our training space is as follows:

Other activities, such as indoor exercise classes and other activity groups can only continue provided that households or support bubbles do not mix. Where it is likely that groups will mix, these activities must not go ahead.

Can all studio users please review their classes and use of the studio, and make changes as required. The space will still be available for solo practice, streaming of classes using our Wi-Fi, or by groups who are in a support bubble together. However it looks like all other group activities will need to be paused until further notice.

We are very sad about this situation, however we must all work together to keep others safe. This will pass, we will endure, and we will return.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


13/07/2020 – END OF NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

Following updated guidance issued by the UK Government, New Malden Studios is now planning to resume hiring space to our community of teachers, instructors and coaches as of 25th July 2020.

Emails have been sent to all current hirers, asking if they intend to resume their previous sessions or wish to amend/cancel them. This means our timetable will be changing over the coming weeks, as individual teachers make decisions about their classes and future use of our space.

Our website will have the most up-to-date information, so please check it regularly and email the studio if you have questions.

We are also taking booking from new hirers, including those who wish to use our business-grade wi-fi to stream their online classes to the world – something our space is perfect for.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


21/03/2020 – NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

Events have moved on since our original post (below), and revised guidance has now been issued by the UK Government.

Further to this updated guidance, New Malden Studios regrets to inform all clients and users that our space is now CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We have cancelled all future billing to our group of amazing teachers, and will keep their bookings open so that when the situation resolves, we can all get back to doing what we love with the minimum of fuss.

To everyone who uses our space, please stay safe, help each other, and we look forward to seeing you here again in the near future.

Lee Heron, Owner
New Malden Studios


21/03/2020 – COVID19 GUIDANCE

Coronavirus CoVid19 is currently affecting the health and economy of the world population. As a responsible business dedicated to health & fitness, New Malden Studios would like to offer guidance and support to all users of our space at this stressful time.

Please read and consider the following four points:

1. If You Have Symptoms

If you are displaying the symptoms of Coronavirus, or believe you may be infected, please follow official guidelines and stay away from classes until safe to do so. Although your personal symptoms may be mild, you may inadvertently pass the virus to an at-risk individual, via others, who may not be so fortunate or as healthy as you.

Whilst remaining physically active is important for wellness at all ages, it is also important to consider the needs of others. Please be sensible, keep calm, carry on as normal if at all possible, and self-isolate if that is the right thing to do.

2. Check With Your Instructor

New Malden Studios intends to remain OPEN AS USUAL during this period, and will leave the decision to run or cancel classes to each individual instructor. As circumstances may change daily, please do double-check with your class instructor if your usual scheduled session is going ahead, prior to making the journey to the studio.

Contact details for all instructors can be found on the studio timetable page.

3. At The Studio

If you have no symptoms and are feeling well, please follow these simple guidelines whilst at the studio:

  • Wash your hands before & after your session – hot water hand wash and towels are provided, and we will be changing the towels more frequently during this period.
  • Use hand sanitiser before touching equipment – bring your own if possible, but we will try to provide additional gels in each room if we can source them.
  • Bring your own mats – studio mats are available, but we advise all Yoga / Pilates / Fitness students to bring their own mat, and not to share mats if possible. If you do use a shared mat, remember to wash & sanitise your hands.
  • If you develop symptoms, please follow official guidelines and do not return to training until safe to do so.

We are stepping us our usual cleaning regime, however we also request that individuals take personal responsibility for their own cleanliness and use common sense.

4. More Information

Please visit the links below to read more about the UK Government response to Coronavirus CoVid19, the official NHS guidance, and the NHS 111 reporting service:


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