New Operating Protocols
Your health and well-being are our top priorities. We have used CDC and DC government guidelines, in addition to those from US Squash and other clubs around the country, to create a comprehensive plan focused on providing a safe environment for you to resume playing. Please take the time to read our new protocols so you are ready for your first serve!
Entry to Squash On Fire
Please wear a mask- Everyone coming into Squash On Fire will be required to wear a facial covering at all times in the space aside from when playing or working out.
Health check - We will be taking the temperature upon arrival of all players and staff with a non-contact infrared thermometer at our host stand desk on the 3rd floor. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher will be asked to leave.
Check in - Please check in verbally at the front desk as is very important for us to know who is in the space. Please don't bypass this step!
Arrival - Please plan on arriving no more than 5 minutes before your session starts.
Bookings – In order to access the space everyone must have a squash or workout reservation. Sessions can now be booked from Monday, June 22 by clicking here.
Gym - To allow you to work out safely we have added our gym to our booking system. Only two people will be able to use the gym area at a time.
Locker Rooms – Initially there will be no access to our locker room facilities on the mezzanine level, so please arrive dressed to play.
Racquets – We will have loaner racquets available. They will be thoroughly disinfected after each use.
Court Shoes – Players will not have access to loaner shoes. However, we have an excellent range of Asics and Salming footwear available for purchase. Please remember that all playing shoes need to be non-marking.
Drinks – The water fountains will be disabled but you will be able to purchase bottled water and Gatorade from the front desk.
Safety and Cleaning Protocols
Testing – Each Squash On Fire staff member has been tested for COVID-19 and returned a negative result.
PPE – All employees will be wearing company provided masks and gloves at all times.
Signage – We have set up clear signage around Squash On Fire to help guide you.
Cleaning – We have created a series of stringent cleaning and disinfection processes for all areas of Squash On Fire throughout the course of each day.
Sanitizer - Sanitizing stands and bottles have been strategically placed around Squash On Fire. Players will have easy access to these on arrival in addition to before and after playing.
Courts – We have set aside 15 minutes between court bookings for court cleaning and disinfection. To accommodate this our bookings will now last for 60 minutes, 45 of which will be for play. Please leave your court when 15 minutes remain on the countdown screen. We will be using a HX Pro machine to disinfect all court surfaces and will be placing an added focus on cleaning key touch points between each booking.
Furniture – We have rearranged our furniture outside the courts to allow for the comfort of our players, as well as to optimize cleaning.
Positive Test – Communication protocols are in place should anyone in our community test positive for COVID-19. To help us with this we ask that that all players inform Squash On Fire as soon as possible by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org they have been to the club and tested positive.
Air Filtration - Our HVAC system operates around the clock to continuously refresh and clean the air within Squash On Fire. It is also preemptively sanitized with tuberculocidal disinfectant specifically to alleviate the risks of airborne pathogens. Finally, within the system hospital grade MERV 13 air filters are employed to capture air particles as small as .03 microns
We will continually be reevaluating our procedures given the constantly evolving situation and new government guidelines. I look forward to communicating with you regularly as we go through this re-entry journey together.