During the press conference on the 13th of October 2020, the government has announced new measures to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections. The measures, specifically for the sport world, are there to reduce group formation, the number of travel movements and to minimize social contacts. These measures also influence the sports offer of the ACLO. For all the sports activities the following guidelines apply from the 14th of October 22.00 and for at least the next 4 weeks:
Sports are only allowed within a distance of 1.5 meters;
The sports canteens, changing rooms and showers are closed;
Matches and competitions are not allowed;
Reservations for the sports activities remain mandatory due to the maximum capacity of the accommodation;
There is no audience allowed during the sports activities;
Only arrive shortly before the start of the sports activity and leave immediately afterwards.
Group lessons Within the above explained framework, the group lessons can take place in the same way as prior to the newly announced measures. The previous guidelines remain in effect: reservation is mandatory, equipment is cleaned after use, and the lessons end 10 minutes earlier for cleaning purposes. Please pay extra attention to the 1.5 meters distance during the preparation of the lessons as well as during the tidying at the end of the lessons. For the SPR there will be a couple of sports that are cancelled for now, these are:
ACLO Courses Most courses during the course period 1b are canceled. Exceptions are made for the courses that can take place within the above explained framework. The courses that can take place are:
Bungee Super Fly
Participants of the courses, that cannot proceed due to the amended guidelines, will be notified by email. Open hours Only the following open hours are open for reservations, when adhering to the 1.5 meter distance rule:
Gymnastics: spotting is not possible;
Swimming: changing rooms are available to quickly change at 1.5 meter distance, it is not possible to use the showers;
Free reservation It is only possible to reserve courts and fields for the individual sports where the 1.5 meter distance can be maintained. Free reservations will remain possible for the following sports:
Tennis (max. 2 persons)
Badminton (max. 2 persons)
Padel (max. 2 persons)
Table tennis (max. 2 persons)
Pole dancing (max. 4 persons per hall)
Fitness The fitness facilities at the Sports center and the Power Station will remain open, the protocol for these facilities have not changed. Swimming pool The open hours for the swimming pool will remain available. Athletes must keep 1.5 meter distance both inside and outside the water. The changing rooms will be open to quickly change clothes at 1.5 meter distance, it is not possible to use the showers. Competitions and matches Competitions and matches are not allowed. The government has decided to forbid competitions due to the fact that they lead to many extra travel movements and social contacts. Association hours (practices) at the ACLO Sports center & WAS All the practices organized by associations are provisionally canceled, this holds for both indoor and outdoor sports. This is due to the fact that the frameworks for these hours are not clear enough defined at this moment. We do aspire to utilize these hours on a short term for the associations or for other sport related activities. This will be done in consultation with the associations. Association hours (practices) outside the ACLO Sports center We have advised the sports associations, that do not use the sports facilities of the Sports center, to discuss the continuation of these hours in consultation with the owner of the accommodation. Of course, the same corona guidelines apply during these hours. Please contact the board of the relevant student sports associations for more information. Questions For specific questions in response to this message, please contact email@example.com. Please keep an eye on the ACLO website for further updates, the protocols will be updated as soon as possible. Furthermore, we friendly, but firmly ask all the athletes to behave responsibly and to strictly follow the enhanced guidelines. Only this way, we can make sure that everyone can quickly enjoy the complete sports offer again.
Kind regards, SPR Sport
Welcome to SPR
SPR is the sports club that was founded for all members of staff (both active and retired) of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University. In collaboration with the student sports foundation ACLO, members of SPR can participate in the sports program that ACLO offers for the students. This opens up the opportunity for SPR members to engage in around 90 different sports. Either within the orgamized program or by making a reservation, SPR members can use the facilities for squash, volleyball, tennis, and other sports. Reservations can be made online at www.aclosport.nl The ACLO course program and courses specifically for SPR offer the chance to take a sport class even if the participant is not yet familiar with the sport. The membership fee amounts to € 10,– per month, which includes access to the fitness areas. The board of SPR is supported by the sports centre of the University of Groningen and Hanze University. The sports center facilitates services for SPR, such as membership administration, membership fees collection, communication, and financial administration.
To become a member please click the link below! More information about the SPR as sport assosiation: