November 23rd Restrictions Update

Restrictions Update 23rd of November


It’s been great seeing your beautiful faces in the club for these last two weeks! With yesterday’s update, we’re glad to announce that restrictions on gyms are being eased again. Here are the changes:


What’s Changing What’s continuing
  • Booking system is no longer required
  • One hour limit on training removed
  • Health declaration form not required
  • Overall club capacity increased to one person per four square metres
  • Casual sessions are available outside of peak hours
  • Booking-system contingent cooling off periods expiring
  • Still operating from 6am till 9pm on weekdays and 8am till 4pm on weekends
  • You are still required to have a facemask with you
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you must self isolate until you’ve received a negative test result
  • Members are to train at their home club only
  • Temperature checks upon entry
  • Still need to badge on


Booking System not Required
Members no longer need to book in to use the gym and can train without a time limit.


Member Access Times Remain Unchanged
As we are still required to be staffed when members are present, there will be no change to member access times. These will remain at:

  • 6 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday
  • 8 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday


Casual Sessions Available Off-Peak
The increase in overall capacity has allowed us to offer casual sessions to non-members while still prioritising member access. Casual sessions will be available during:

  • 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday
  • 12pm to 3pm on weekends

Please note that casual sessions will require a booking over the phone-

Abbotsford – 9428 4979

Richmond – 9421 5011




What happens to bookings I’ve already made?
You can come and attend the club whenever you’d like since there’s no longer a need for a booking system.


What do I need to bring to the gym?

You must bring a sweat towel, drink bottle and face mask.


Do I need to wear a mask?

According to government guidelines you If you are doing exercise or physical activity where you are out of breath or puffing, such as jogging or running, you do not need to wear a face mask. You do have to carry a face mask with you so you can wear it before or after exercising. You can find out more on the government guidelines by clicking here


Dukes Gym Reopening on 9th Of November

Barbells are back! We cannot wait to see each and every one of you in our clubs. However, there are a few changes that we have to make in order for us to create a safe and fair space for all of you, while adhering to tighter restrictions on gyms this time round.

So What’s Changing?

Reopening Date | 6am, 9th November

Member Access | M-F 6am to 9pm, S&S 8am to 4pm

Staffed Hours | As above, we are required to be staffed at all times*

Maximum Capacity Per Club | 20 members*

Club Usage Bookings | Bookings Strongly Encouraged 

* indicates a new restriction imposed by DHHS for the operations of indoor physical recreation facilities.

These changes are only temporary and will be in place for as long as the current level of restriction remains. These restrictions are in place across the whole of Victoria for all indoor physical recreation facilities. And we believe that this will provide a fair balance of accessibility to all members, like yourself. Click the link to view the current restrictions – DHHS Industry Restrictions Roadmap

Fingers-crossed, this will only be for the short term!

What Do I Need To Bring To The Gym?

  • Sweat Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Face Mask

What’s happening with membership fees?

Our clubs will re-open from 6 am Monday 9 November 2020, and the first direct debit will commence from Thursday 12 November 2020.

In the coming days, a separate email will be sent to you to create a password for our booking system! So stay tuned to your inbox. 

We understand that the current arrangement may not suit everyone. If you wish to place your membership subscription on a complimentary hold until the current arrangement ends, please let us know by emailing your home club by 12 pm Wednesday 11 November 2020. Our email addresses are: 

Wait! I Have A Lot More Questions 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

We’ve put together a comprehensive page outlining our reopening, FAQs and how bookings work. Click here to access it.


Just Let Me Book My Gym Session Already!!!

In order to book your first session you must generate a password for our online booking portal. You must use the email address provided to us when you signed up. It’s the same email address we use to send email notifications. If you’re having trouble contact you’re home club and we’ll be able to help you out 😊

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