Classes restarting September 2020! Covid-19 Update – July 2020

Dear NDDGC Members

We hope that you have all been keeping well during these unusual and difficult times.  We have missed you all!

Thank you for bearing with us while we have waited for guidance from the Government and British Gymnastics that it is safe to return to gym.  We have been working hard to put procedures and restructuring in place that aim to make everything as safe as possible for gymnasts to return to class.

We are now happy that these new arrangements are in place and are workable and we are planning to restart gym classes from 7th September 2020.

As well as enhanced hygiene and cleaning procedures, we have totally overhauled the way our classes run.  To adhere to the BG/Government’s Covid-19 guidelines we have restructured classes and introduced staggered start times for groups of 6 gymnasts at a time, with a dedicated coach for each group.

We are doing our utmost to keep your gymnast’s class on the same day but their start time may move back by up to 40 minutes; however, we will still be organising groups according to age. 

Initially we will only be resuming classes for children in Reception Year and above and will only be running classes from our Caddsdown facility.

To ensure the continuation of the Club there have had to be some administrative changes too:

  • We will be billing half termly. 
  • Payment for the September half term must be made in full by Sunday 16th August 2020. 
  • The Membership/Consent form is now online and should be returned by Sunday 16th August 2020 also.
  • Class fees are now £5.75.  A Covid-19 Supplement of £2.50 per half term has been added to cover the cost of PPE.  (Once PPE is no longer needed this charge will be removed.)

All payments and Consent Forms must returned by 14th August so that groups can be arranged and Members contacted with their start times.  We are sorry but no late payments will be accepted for the September start and the next available start time for classes will be after October half term.


7 weeks of gym (7th September to 24th October 2020 @ £5.75 per class)                           £40.25

NDDGC Annual Subscription = £20.00 (one time payment for the year)                              £20.00

Covid-19 supplement (per half term while necessary)                                                         £2.50

Total to pay.                                                                                                                    £62.75

(For Gymnasts who do multiple classes, the additional classes will be offered once we return to gym.  The 1st class offered will be the one which the Head Coach considers to be the most beneficial to the gymnast.)

Payment should be made by Bank Transfer to:

HSBC Bank, a/c name; NDDGC, Sort Code: 40 10 17; A/c No 51409689, using the gymnast’s name as reference.

(Alternatively, cash or cheques can be deposited into the Club bank account at an HSBC branch.  However, please advise us by email if you have chosen to pay at the HSBC as no reference is supplied to us by the bank for cash/cheque deposits.) 

No payments will be taken at gym.  

For families who are experiencing financial difficulties, details of British Gymnastics’ Hardship Fund can be found via the following link.


The 2020/2021 Membership/Consent Form can be found on the Club Website.  This form must be completed and submitted online and gives your consent regarding the Covid-19 procedures that the Club have put in place prior to restarting classes.  Details of these procedures as well as Club Policies are also available to view on our website   The website and/or Club Facebook Group and should be checked regularly as procedures will change along with British Gymnastics/Government guidance.

Members will be contacted with their class details once payment and Member Consent forms are received.

Best wishes to you all and we hope to see you back at gym in September.