NEED TO TAKE A BREAK? NO PROBLEM.
My club has closed due to Government restrictions. Do I need to freeze?
Nope. We've got that covered for you. Members of clubs that have been forced to close (currently Liverpool, Wirral and Welsh clubs) will be frozen automatically until re-opening. No need to cancel your Direct Debit or contact us. No payments will be taken during the time the club is closed.
Once we have been informed of an official reopening date for your Club, your membership will become active again as of that date. Any fees paid for the period of Club closure will not be refunded. However, we will reduce your next Direct Debit payment by this amount. If you have paid in advance for your membership we will add the days of the closure period back onto your membership so you effectively don't lose any days.
Will the freeze I placed on my membership prior to closure continue as normal?
Yes, all freezes which were requested prior to the closure of your club will continue as requested.
What if I am not happy to return at the moment, can I freeze my membership?
You may place a freeze on your membership for a further period for an admin fee of £10 per calendar month, should you wish to continue to have your membership on hold. This freeze must be requested by the 20th of the month to take effect for the following month. Medical related freezes and student & young person memberships freezes remain free of charge, as per our normal terms and conditions. Freeze requests can be made via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you will not receive an immediate response from the team, however if you have emailed us to request a freeze, this will be processed for you and a confirmation sent once complete.
I've been emailing Member Services to freeze and had no reply!
If you've already emailed us to freeze your membership, please rest assured that we have your request and will process it. Freezes must be requested before the 20th of the month to be processed in time for the month ahead. You'll receive a confirmation once it's complete, so no need to send further emails.
WE'RE SORRY TO SEE YOU GO!
I’ve tried to cancel my membership but could not get through to member services or the Club, what do I do now?
Please email us at email@example.com. Your subscription will be stopped in line with the terms and conditions of your agreement.
I’ve lost my job or had to close my own business and cannot afford to carry on with my membership, can I cancel with no further payment?
All subscriptions will be suspended for the period of closure and no fees will be due for this period of closure. Once we re-open, if you need a further extension to this whilst you get back on your feet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
I've been emailing Member Services and had no reply!
If you've already emailed us to cancel your membership, please rest assured that we have your request and will process it. You'll receive a confirmation once it's complete. No need to send further emails - it just slows us down.
LET'S SETTLE UP.
I have paid in advance for my membership and my club is closed. What happens?
Your advance paid membership expiry date will be extended in line with the length of the Club closure.
If my club closes due to local lockdown part way through the month, what happens... do I get a refund?
The pro rata fees for the days we are closed will be added back to your membership account, resulting in a small credit that will be applied to your next direct debit collection. We will be automatically adjusting your fees so that you don't incur any cost whilst your Club is closed. So there's no need to cancel your Direct Debit or contact us to arrange refunds. If you have paid in advance and in full for your membership, your end date will be extended by the period of closure.
Why aren't you reducing membership fees if the squash courts, steam room, sauna and whirlpool are closed?
As you can appreciate, the leisure and hospitality sector has been going through a particularly difficult time, with hundreds of Village staff furloughed or made redundant.
Despite this, over the past few months, we have invested heavily in COVID-19 safety measures, cutting-edge technology and will be operating with additional cleaning to keep you safe when you return to our Clubs. Plus, our fitness teams have worked hard to create free online workouts for all members to enjoy during our period of closure. We place a very high priority on keeping our our loyal members happy, but regret that we are not in a position to offer discounts or refunds for facilities that we are unable to open as a result of Government and Industry Governing Bodies' directives.
Instead, following the first UK lockdown in March, we added value to your membership with a Free One Night Stay + £200 Reward for all qualifying members after reopening our Clubs, plus an extra £300 Reward for members who re-committed to their contract. The value of these additions was far higher than the savings that would be made from a discount for unused facilities.
I’ve just joined my children on junior memberships, what happens to payments if my club closes?
Junior memberships will be frozen in line with your adult membership. They will restart when your membership restarts when we re-open.