Current Information

From 30 May new climbing courses will start at Kalymnos, the special outdoor climbing wall at Olympos (built against the P+R Utrecht Science Park).

 

Top rope for beginners

The first step in your climbing career is to take the Indoor top rope beginners' course. During this course you will learn the basic principles of sport climbing. If you follow all the lessons and pass the exam you will receive the NKBV Indoor Top Rope (IT) climbing proficiency certificate. With this certificate you are allowed to climb during the top rope hours at Kalymnos. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Technique, advanced

In this course (4 lessons), you will be provided with essential tips and tricks to rapidly improve your climbing skills. You will be taught the basic techniques in order to learn to climb as efficiently as possible. By the end of the course you will have acquired all the basic skills required to climb efficiently. Your climbing buddies will be amazed at your fast progress! This course is also an excellent preparation for the Olympos lead climbing course. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Lead climbing, advanced

This course is aimed at learning lead climbing on a climbing wall. You will learn the basic principles to lead climb safely and independently. The following issues are covered: rope handling, belaying the lead climber, practicing lead climbing falls. This course is a good start if you have ambitions to further improve your rock climbing skills. An exam will be taken during the last lesson. On passing this exam you will receive the NKBV Indoor Lead Climbing (IV) proficiency certificate. Click here for more information and to register.

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Update 25 February

 

After about two years, all restrictive measures for sport will expire as of today. The Corona admission ticket is no longer required either. The regular opening hours apply again in the sports cafe.
 
However, Corona is not gone yet, so the following still applies:
 
Do not come to Olympos if you have Corona-related complaints, stay at home and have yourself tested at the GGD. Do a self-test regularly.
Please adhere to the basic rules set by the government as stated on Rijksoverheid.nl.
 
And further:

  • Give each other space, respect each other's boundaries and keep your distance in busy places
  • Follow the instructions of the Olympos trainers and employees.
  • Advance online reservation is required. This can be done via the website (pick the sports activity of your choice on the Sports on offer page).
  • If you have reserved a spot and you can't make it anyway, please unsubscribe so that your spot is freed up for another athlete. This allows us to make optimum use of the available capacity.

 
More info

 

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The final steps back to normal

 

Update 16 February

 

At last, it is going really fast! At the press conference on Tuesday 15 February it was announced that the Netherlands will open up again. After two long years, this is very good news which makes us very happy!


We also have to remain realistic: COVID has not yet fully gone away, and we are still in the middle of a contamination wave. Therefore, caution remains of the essence. Many of us are in quarantine and/or getting ill. This has a major impact on all of us: so let's continue to take good care of ourselves and each other.


Please keep observing the basic rules. Stay at home if you have (minor) complaints and get yourself tested. Take regular self-tests. Give each other space. Respect each other's boundaries and avoid crowds, keep your distance and/or wear a face mask in crowded places. Many thanks for your patience, understanding and cooperation!
 
What do the relaxations mean for Olympos?
 
As from Friday 18 February:

  • During the week, the Sports Café will open up again until 1 AM!
  • Until 25 February, a QR code and ID will still be required for both athletes and visitors to enter any of the buildings (Olympos, Kratistos, Sports Café).
  • After the QR code has been checked, athletes and visitors inside the Olympos buildings (including Sports Café and Kratistos) will no longer be required to wear a face mask or keep 1.5m distance!
  • Outdoors (due to the lack of a QR code check) it is still advised to keep 1.5m distance (except during actual sports practice).

 
As from Friday 25 February:

  • The QR code is no longer required
  • All other restrictive measures, both indoors and outdoors, will be cancelled!

 
More info

 
You can always find an overview of the sports programmes currently available on the Olympos website (go to the Sports Programmes page).


For quick updates (and free home workouts) follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

 

Have fun exercising!

 

 

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Further relaxations

 

Update 26 January

 

At yesterday’s press conference, further relaxations were announced for the practice of sports. What has changed since the last relaxations? 

 

• Competitions are permitted (also matches against the teams of other clubs are allowed again).
• Spectators are welcome again under specific conditions.
• And yes! The Sports Café will also open its doors again under specific conditions (and with adjusted opening hours) from Monday 31 January. Read more here.
 
Please read the updated Olympos Safety Regulations (click here) to learn what these latest relaxations mean for your visit to and your being active at Olympos! 
 
For more details about the press conference and the relaxations, check the government website, or read the updated Sports protocol of the NOC*NSF.

 

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Relaxations: indoor and more outdoor sports possible again!

 

Update 15 January


Yes! In yesterdays press confrence of the government we heard that the possibilities for sports are being expanded more than we had dared to hope for. It means that both our indoor and outdoor sports activities can be started up again.Because it has remained unclear for a long time which relaxations for sport would be implemented exactly, we are now busy making our offer (inside) available again, check the avaiability of our trainers and making online reservations possible.
 
Below you can read what you can expect:
 
• Squash (free sports) is possible from Monday (reservation from early Monday morning)
• Courses will resume as soon as possible. If you were registered for a course, you will receive an email.
• Group lessons start again on Monday (you can book now already!).
• Training in the fitness and in Kratistos is possible from next Tuesday (reservations possible from Monday morning).
• The student sports clubs (SSCs) can come and train both indoors and outdoors again (competitions and matches are only allowed within their own club).
 
Of course you can already come and play tennis, drytool and climbing. 


Regular opening hours will resume from Monday. Our Service desk is open again from today. Unfortunately, the sports cafe can't open yet.
 
Furthermore, the following rules still applies:


• Follow all basic COVID rules. Stay home if you have (minor) complaints and get tested by the municipal health service (GGD) as soon as possible, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Don't come to Olympos!
• Always keep a distance of 1.5 meters, both inside and outside, only if this is really not possible during exercise, and avoid crowds.
• Wearing a face mask in the Olympos buildings is mandatory, even after the QR code check. You can take it off only when you sit (at 1.5 m distance) or when you exercise.
• Public is not allowed
• For access to the indoor accommodation (Olympos and Kratistos), from the age of 18, a corona admission ticket (CTB) and ID is required.
 
Please keep keep an eye on this site and social media to see when you can book again !
 
Due to the highly contagious Omicron virus and the increasing number of infections, the chance that athletes and teachers/trainers will have to remain in quarantine at home. So we may have to cancel a lesson or activity more often. All the more reason to stick to the measures (even extra) for all of us. Because exercising is healthy, relaxes, makes you fit and happy, and we would like to continue doing it.
 
Can't or don't want to come to Olympos and still want to keep moving? On our YouTube channel you will find more than 100 different free online workouts.
 
More information?
• Read more about all the relaxations announced in yesterday's press conference on the website of the government; click here
• View NOC*NSF's updated 'Sports Protocol' here.
• Keep an eye on this website and social media for updates on the latest developments and sports on offer.

 

We are very happy that we can offer you a wide range of sports again! Take care of yourself, stay healthy and keep moving, See you at Olympos :).

 

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Lockdown: indoor facilities closed, outdoors: tennis, climbing and dry tooling only

 

Update 18 December

 

Tonight there yet was another COVID press conference. Faster than expected and, unfortunately, the message was not a positive one. The spread of the Omicron variant must be slowed down to keep healthcare accessible to everyone. Therefore, the government has decided that the Netherlands must go into lockdown from Sunday 19 December until at least Friday 14 January 2022. Read more here.

 

Unfortunately, this means that the indoor facilities of both Olympos and Kratistos will be closed from Sunday 19 December. Outdoors, recreational tennis (singles only), climbing and dry tooling are allowed to go ahead (until 4:30 PM).

 

All bookings for fitness (the gym), Kratistos, squash, group lessons will be cancelled (except for tennis, climbing and dry tooling). Courses and competitions will also be discontinued and resumed when allowed again.

 

Please keep an eye on the website, your mailbox (newsletter), and social media  (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) or updates on the latest developments.

 

Stay healthy and keep moving, take care of yourself and each other!

 

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Stricter government measures: Olympos closes at 5 PM, Sports café closed from 28 November

 

Update 27 November

 

At last night's press conference, the government announced new measures to combat the spread of the Corona virus. These measures also impose new restrictions on sports activities.

 

As from Sunday 28 November until (at least) 18 December 2021, all indoor and outdoor sports facilities have to close at 5:00 PM.
 
As a result, Olympos too will now close at 5:00 PM each day. With regard to both the indoor and outdoor sports facilities, this means that all sports activities will have to stop no later than 4:30 PM. The time between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM is meant only for changing, showering and exiting the sports centre. 

 

As of Sunday 28 November 2021, any bookings for timeslots, group lessons or courses after 5:00 PM will automatically be cancelled. This also applies to the practice sessions of the student sports clubs (SSCs) and any other activities scheduled after 5:00 PM.

SSCs boards: please check your mailboxes! 

 

Unfortunately, the Sports Café will be fully closed from Sunday 28 November. 

 

We are now looking into which lessons we can reschedule or introduce during the day. Keep an eye on our website and social media! 

 

Furthermore, the following measures apply:

 

Stick to the basic rules. Stay at home should you experience any symptoms and get yourself tested. Do not come to Olympos!

Both indoors and outdoors, keep a distance of 1.5m except when the specific sports activity requires closer contact, and avoid crowds.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in the Olympos buildings, even after the QR code check. Once sitting down or taking part in a sports activity, you can take it off. 
Spectators are not allowed at any of the sports activities.
A Corona ticket (CTB) and ID are required for anyone of 18 years and older to access the indoor facilities (Olympos and Kratistos).
 
Sports and exercise contribute to your physical and mental health, your resistance and resilience. Therefore, we do our utmost best to continue to provide responsible and safe sports activities. We do, however, need your help. For only if we all observe the measures, Olympos can stay open and hopefully extend our hours again after this three week period. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

 
If you prefer to exercise at home, you can find more than 100 free workouts and active breaks on our YouTube channel

 

Take care of yourself and each other. Keep moving and stay healthy!  

 

More info:

 

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No spectators at sports activities and adjusted opening hours Sports Café 

 

Update 13 November

 

On Friday 12 November, another press conference was held: the cabinet announced stricter measures to reduce the sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 infections and to prevent the further overburdening of the health care system. 
 
Fortunately, not much will change with regard to the practice of sports, except that spectators are no longer welcome at matches and training sessions. Furthermore, due to the tightened measures concerning the catering industry (early closure at 8 PM and fixed seating), we have had to decide to restrict the opening hours of the Sports Café to weekends from 9 AM – 8 PM only. These stricter measures came into effect on Saturday, 13 November.
 
We sincerely hope that we will be able to continue to enjoy playing sports this winter. After all, sports and exercise contribute to our (physical and mental) well-being. Taking part in sports activities destresses you, you get to meet other people and it makes you feel fit and happy. It also revitalizes you and provides an energy boost. And, of course, it contributes to your resistance and resilience.
 
Therefore, make sure that you observe the current measures. Only then will we be able to continue to exercise safely and responsibly. Do not come to Olympos if you have any symptoms (not even if you think you just have a cold, or if you have been vaccinated), but stay at home and get yourself tested at the GGD. Wash your hands regularly (especially before and after your visit to Olympos) and keep distance from others whenever possible. As you have been informed, a valid Corona ticket and ID are required to be able to access the indoor facilities and the Sports Café. 
 
Where can I find an overview of the current rules?
Please read the adjusted safety rules that apply at Olympos.
For an overview of the current COVID measures, check the website of the Dutch government.
For an overview of all the rules that apply to the practice of sports in general, check the NOC*NSF sports protocol.
 
Thank you again for your cooperation. Stay healthy and keep moving!  

 

 

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Update 6 November

New measures for sports activities

Corona Access Ticket for the indoor facilities

On Saturday 6 November, the new COVID measures announced by the government took effect (also see the updates below). This means that athletes, spectators and visitors of 18 years and up are required to present a valid Corona Access Ticket (QR code) and ID upon entry to the indoor facilities.

 

So please make sure you have the Corona Check app or a hard copy of the Corona Access Ticket as well as a valid ID at hand when you enter. At busy times, the check may take a while; please bear this in mind and arrive at Olympos a little earlier. The Service Desk remains accessible without a Corona Access Ticket.

 

Outdoor athletes, please note: The outdoor sports facilities are accessible without a Corona Access Ticket. However, for access to the outdoor changing rooms, toilets and showers a Corona Access Ticket will be required. Outdoors too, keep as much distance as possible.

 

You do not need to wear a face mask indoors. Upon entry your Corona Access Ticket will be checked after which a face mask will no longer be required.

 

We can imagine that it is remains a little diffuse which rules apply to which situation. This document lists all the current rules that apply at Olympos from 6 November.

 

Many thanks for your cooperation!

And we like to say it again...Keep moving and stay healthy!

 

Update 4 November

 

No corona pass required for outdoor sports, still required for indoor sports

A corona pass (CTB) will not be required for outdoor amateur sports after all. The Cabinet wanted to introduce this for both athletes and spectators on 6 November, but following pressure from the Lower House, it has decided against it. The announced measure will remain in place for indoor sports.

 

It means that at outdoor sports venues, athletes and spectators are not required to be checked for the QR code. However, the public is advised to keep a distance of 1.5 metres. If sportsmen or spectators go to the dressing room, toilet or canteen, they do have to be checked.

 

 

Update 3 November

 

It will not have escaped your notice: yesterday evening, another press conference was held by the outgoing cabinet, in which new measures were announced regarding the practice of sports. In case of sports activities at sports venues, a corona admission ticket is required for spectators and athletes aged 18 years and older. This applies to indoor as well as outdoor sports activities. On the website of the Dutch government you can find more information about all the new measures that take effect on 6 November, or click here for a visual summary.

Futher information to follow..

 

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Relaxations COVID-19 as of 25 September 

 

Update 25 September

 

At the press conference on 14 September, the government announced further relaxations of the COVID measures. We are very happy that there will be more room for sports and that we can welcome more athletes again at Olympos!
 
At the same time, it is important that we remain alert. People can still infect each other. Even after vaccination. Keep following the basic rules to prevent spreading the virus: wash your hands often and give each other space. And most importantly: if you have symptoms (even if they seem like a slight cold): do not come to Olympos but stay at home and get tested quickly.
 
We are changing the way we do things step by step. Advance booking will still be necessary (at least for the time being) for all sports activities, but because the one-and-a-half metre rule has been dropped, from 25 September onwards we will be able to offer extra / more spots in the group lessons and in the time slots for fitness, Kratistos and climbing. The changing rooms and showers were already in use again, but from next Monday the lockers will also be available again. Squash court 2 (which was in use for fitness) will also be available for recreational squash as of 25 September! 
 
Sports Café: valid Corona pass (QR code) required
A valid COVID pass (QR code) is required for access to the Sports Café from Saturday 25 September. You must also be able to show a valid ID, don’t forget to bring it!
 
Members of student sports clubs pay attention: your board will have informed you (or will do you so soon) about access to the Sports Café!
 
Below, in brief, are the basic rules that still apply (and see also the website of the Government for all current measures, or check the Sports Protocol of the NOC*NSF):
 
Do you have COVID-related complaints? Stay home and get tested!
Have you got any symptoms? Stay home and get tested;
Go home immediately if you develop symptoms during a sporting activity, such as:
a cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, (mild) coughing, tightness in the chest,
fever and/or sudden loss of smell or taste: this applies to everyone. Athletes may be refused or sent home during practice in the event of (suspected) symptoms;
If an athlete is diagnosed with COVID-19, there are government guidelines that must be followed. The GGD (Municipal health Service) will indicate which quarantine measures are necessary. This may differ per situation and per region;
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before and after visiting Olympos or any other sports venue;
Do not shake hands;
Observe the usual safety and hygiene rules for everyone; 
When people from different households travel in the same car to a sporting activity, come to a joint decision about the wearing of a mouth mask. The government has not imposed any restrictions on travelling together in a car;
All sporting activities, practice sessions and amateur matches and competitions are allowed. Everyone is allowed to play matches with other clubs;
Spectators at amateur matches and training sessions are allowed; 
Sports tournaments where the practice of sport is central, such as multiple matches against multiple teams are allowed. 
 
Where can I find the currently available sports activities the OlymPas gives access to and how can I make a reservation for one of these activities?
On the website, go to the Sports Programmes page; you will always find an update on the currently available options here. To make a reservation, on this page go to the sport of your (or via the menu). Click on the specific sport and book a group lesson, sign up for a course, book a time slot for recreational tennis, climbing, squash, or the Olympos and Kratistos gyms.
 
Stay healthy, take care of yourself and each other, and have fun being active!
 
 

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Still some restrictions

 

Update 15 July
 
Fortunately, a lot can be done at Olympos again, but there are still some slight restrictions. 

What’s the current status? A brief summary:

 

  • We offer indoor group lessons; at this moment a summer schedule applies (Click to check the schedule).
  • Per timeslot, a maximum of 40 athletes can use the Olympos gym facilities.
  • Per timeslot, a maximum of 15 athletes can use the Kratistos facilities.
  • For free squash, tennis and climbing daily several time slots can be reserved.
  • The Student Sport Clubs (SSCs) can use the indoor as well as the outdoor facilities.
  • The changing rooms and showers are open again (NB the lockers are not yet!). 
  • If the specific sports activity requires this, participating without adhering to the 1,5m distance measure is no longer obligatory. However, you must keep 1.5m distance before and after the sports activity!
  • The adjusted safety guidelines which apply can be read here

 
So we are nearly back to the good old (pre-COVID) times again: the programmes are as ample and varied as we were used to. Come and enjoy being active!  
 
NB The following measures still apply:  

 

  • Stay home if you have symptoms that may be related to Corona; 
  • You must keep 1.5 m distance before and after your sports activity;
  • Everyone must wear a face mask when indoors; you can take this off when participating in the actual sports activity; 
  • Booking a timeslot for a sports activity remains obligatory; 
  • Spectators are welcome at sports activities if they have assigned seats that are placed 1.5 metres apart; 
  • Do not arrive long before the actual sports activity and leave immediately afterwards; 
  • Sports equipment must be cleaned after use;
  • Group lessons will stop 10 minutes sooner in order to be able to clear up and leave the sports accommodation. When putting equipment ready, clearing up, entering or leaving the accommodation, please pay extra attention to the 1,5m distance measure.

 

Thank you for cooperating!  

 

Current sports programmes

Interested in our currently available sports programmes? On our Sports Programmes page you will find an overview of all sports activities currently available. The page is regularly update. You can also subscribe to our newsletter (in Dutch), or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
 
Welcome back and lots of sportive fun! :) 

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Further relaxations: indoor group lessons possible too, and more! 

Update 4 June

 

Hurray! On 5 June the next step was taken in the governmental Opening Up Plan! This means that the options to enjoy sports activities have been extended again. 
 
What has changed? A brief summary:
 
As from 7 June we will be offering indoor group lessons again (twice as many lessons scheduled! Click to check the schedule).
Per timeslot, we will be able to offer more athletes a place in the Olympos and Kratistos gyms.
We will be offering squash courses again (more information to follow, registration from Monday 14 June). 
The Student Sport Clubs (SSVs) will be provided with extended indoor options (up to a maximum of 50 people). 
The changing rooms and showers are open again (NB the lockers are not yet!). 
If the specific sports activity requires this, participating without adhering to the 1,5m distance measure is no longer obligatory. However, you must keep 1.5m distance before and after the sports activity!
The adjusted safety guidelines which apply from 5 June can be read here
 
So we are nearly back to the good old (pre-COVID) times again: the programmes are as ample and varied as we were used to. Come and enjoy being active!  
 
NB The following measures still apply:  
  
Stay home if you have symptoms that may be related to Corona; 
You must keep 1.5 m distance before and after your sports activity;
Everyone must wear a face mask when indoors; you can take this off when participating in the actual sports activity; 
Official matches and competition with teams of other sports clubs are not yet permitted; 
Booking a timeslot for a sports activity remains obligatory; 
Spectators are not yet welcome at sports activities; 
Do not arrive long before the actual sports activity and leave immediately afterwards; 
Sports equipment must be cleaned after use;
Group lessons will stop 10 minutes sooner in order to be able to clear up and leave the sports accommodation. When putting equipment ready, clearing up, entering or leaving the accommodation, please pay extra attention to the 1,5m distance measure. Thank you for cooperating!  
 
The Sports Café is looking for (even more) new staff and will not open up its indoor space yet. We do, however, hope to open up the outdoor seating area from Monday 14 June on weekdays too. More information
 

Current sports programmes

Interested in our currently available sports programmes? On our Sports Programmes page you will find an overview of all sports activities currently available. The page is regularly update. You can also subscribe to our newsletter (in Dutch), or follow us on InstagramFacebookYouTube and Twitter
 
Welcome back and lots of sportive fun! :) 
 

 

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Indoor facilities open again! 

 

Update 19 May

 

Although it's great to be active outside, we are very happy that we will also have an indoor sports programme again!

Welcome back in the Olympos gym, Kratistos gym, squah courts and other indoor sports areas :)

 

Check the ’Sports Programmes’ page on the Olympos website for the up-to-date programme overview. Stay healthy, stay active and see you again soon at Olympos!  

 

 

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COVID relaxations to be expected: Indoor facilities open, outdoors more possible

 

Update 12 May

 

Hurray, good news! If the Coronavirus statistics continue to develop in the right direction, the cabinet wants to take the second step in their Reopening Plan as of Wednesday 19 May, including more relaxed conditions for indoor and outdoor sports activities. During a press conference on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Mark Rutte emphasized, however, that if the figures do not meet expectations in the next few days, the cabinet may still decide to press the pause button on Monday 17 May. The relaxations will then be postponed.  


Read more about the relaxations (and remaining restrictions) of step 2 of the Reopening Plan on Rijksoverheid.nl.

 

Obviously, we very much hope that the relaxations will indeed take effect on Wednesday 19 May so we can reopen our indoor facilities! We are already getting ready :)

 

We will know more on 17 May. Stay tuned and keep an eye on this website and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates on (expansions of) our current range of sports facilities and adjusted safety rules, or subscribe to the newsletter via https://www.olympos.nl/nieuwsbrief (Dutch).

 

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Lockdown extended, check our outdoor programme

 

Update 13 April

 

In tonight's press conference no changes were announced to the current restrictions with regard to the execution of sports programmes. Our indoor facilities will remain closed until at least Tuesday 11 May. The Sports Café will not open up either yet. The cabinet also presented a step-by-step plan towards opening up the society. View the opening plan here.


Outdoors, quite an extensive sports programme has been made available, albeit - of course - with all kinds of adjustments and taking into account the current safety rules and regulations. New, for instance, are the short courses of 4 weeks/lessons, during which you can enjoy an outdoor activity on a fixed day and time with a small group of people while adhering to the 1,5m measure. 


Click here to see the current (outdoor) sports programmes.

 

We will also continue to record online home workouts. The range of workouts has grown a lot by now! You can watch all free workouts on our YouTube channel.


Want to be informed quickly about any new sports activities, COVID updates or other news? Subscribe to the newsletter at www.olympos.nl/nieuwsbrief (in Dutch), or follow Olympos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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Lockdown extended (again); some extra leeway due to later curfew

 

Update 24 March

 

This week another press conference was held. Unfortunately, no real changes were announced. The lockdown has been extended so the current measures will remain in force until – at least – Tuesday 20 April. Our indoor accommodation and the Sports Café must remain closed. Group lessons, even outdoors, are still not permitted. So sad. 

 

Curfew: additional timeslots, later practice sessions, bootcamp and running 

Fortunately, the adjustment of the curfew from 9 to 10 pm provides a little leeway. As from Wednesday 31 March, we can offer more timeslots for recreational tennis, outdoor fitness and climbing, also in the weekends! Our sports clubs will also be able to arrange later practice sessions.

 

NEW: Bootcamp, Running and Beach volleyball

In daytime we will offer bootcamp and running lessons (in pairs and, obviously, sticking to the 1.5m measure). OlymPas holders also have free access to the beach volleyball court with a group of 4 persons max. 

 

Obviously, you can also still... 

... play recreational tennis (doubles are allowed again too), enjoy recreational climbing or make use of our outdoor fitness training facilities. So do not stay holed up in your room but come and get active outdoors!

 

At www.olympos.nl you can always check the programme schedule which is continuously updated. Please always observe the safety measures when you come to Olympos!  

 

More than 100 online workouts

We have now uploaded more than 100 online workouts, active breaks and energizers onto our YouTube channel. So even if you cannot come to Olympos or do not (yet) have an OlymPas, you can take part in a very varied range of home workouts for free.

 

Updates about the available programmes

Follow us on social media (InstagramFacebookTwitter) to remain updated about the latest adjustments to the available sport programmes! Or sign up for our newsletter via www.olympos.nl/nieuwsbrief (in Dutch). 

 

Keep going, take good care of yourself and… stay active! 

 

 

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Lockdown extended

 

Update 23 February


As expected, during tonight's press conference the cabinet announced that the current lockdown (with the exception of the relaxation of a few restrictions) will be extended until at least Monday 15 March. For the individual athlete at Olympos, this means that almost nothing will change: the indoor accommodations must remain closed. Outside we are open for tennis (free play singles), outdoor fitness (with max. 2 persons per time slot), free climbing (top rope) and dry tooling. On the Sports offer page you will always find the current sports programmes, more information and safety rules, and you can book a time slot for one of the sports mentioned above. 
For team sports in the open air, the COVID restrictions for young people up to and including 26 years will be relaxed, starting Wednesday 3 March, which means that there is also a bit of good news, especially for quite a few of our many Student Sports Clubs.

 

 

Update 2 February

 

The lockdown has been extended until at least 2 March 2021. For Olympos, this means that nothing will change: our indoor accommodation must remain closed. Outside we are open for tennis (free play singles), free climbing (top rope) and dry tooling. On the Sports offer page you will always find the current sports programmes, more information and safety rules, or book a time slot for one of the sports mentioned above.

 

 

Update 12 January

 

As expected, at last night’s press conference the cabinet extended the lockdown, which will combat the spread of the Coronavirus, by (at least) three weeks. This means that the current measures will last until (at least) Tuesday 9 February.   
 
Practising sports and being active has only become more relevant during COVID times: an important contribution to your health, wellbeing and resistance. And it makes you happy! So keep coming to play tennis, climb or dry tool or join the free online home workouts or live active breaks from home (also see the message below under Update 14 December).
 
Would you prefer running outdoors? Check the online tips, exercises and schedules for all levels provided by our running instructors Dirk, Kjeld and Rafael (click here).  
 
For now: hang on and stay healthy! 

 

 

 

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Olympos indoor facilities closed; tennis, climbing and dry-tooling still possible

 

Update 14 December

 

As a result of the government-imposed lockdown, we have been forced to close our indoor facilities as from 15 December 2020. Whilst this was to be expected, the announcement still hurt badly. 
 
Outdoor sports: Tennis, Climbing, Dry-tooling
We are happy to inform you that our outdoor facilities are allowed to remain open to be used for recreational tennis (singles only) and recreational climbing (top-rope and dry-tooling). Visit the Sports Programmes page for further information and to book up. 
 
Stay active at home:  free online home work-outs & active breaks 
Check our YouTube channel to join in any of more than 60 different free home work-outs, varying in intensity and length (10-40 mins). You can watch them back to take part in any time you want. 
 
You can also take short active breaks during your studies, while working from home or during a Netflix session: on work days we broadcast two live active breaks per day, even during the X-mas holidays. These are ‘no sweat’ work-outs, so no need to change.
 
Stay healthy, stay active and take care of yourself and each other! 

 

 

Obligatory face masks 

 

Update 1 December

 

As from 1 December, it is obligatory to wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces. This also applies to Olympos. Therefore, we kindly ask you to bring a face mask and wear it in all of the indoor areas at Olympos (e.g. entrance hall*, corridors, stairs and the small lobby near the sports areas and changing rooms), except when you are actually playing sports.

 

Read the update of the Safety Regulations.

 

Thanks to the efforts and cooperation of many we have been able to create and maintain a safe environment to be active in.

Thanks for your cooperation!

 

Further information about the obligation to wear face masks can be found on the national government website.

 

Stay healthy and remain active!

 

* Our Service Desk staff do not wear masks as they are sat behind a protective screen.

 

 

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Group lessons and courses have restarted!

 

Update 18 November
 
At the press conference of 17 November, it was announced that the additional measures that were implemented two weeks ago would expire on 19 November at 12 midnight. Since then, we have returned to the partial lockdown measures which came into force on 13 October. For an overview of these measures, check the update below which we published on 14 October (‘New measures’) or the update of the current measures concerning practice of sports on the government website.
 
This means that after a two-week halt we are now allowed to provide group lessons and (part of our) courses again, which is great! 
 
Obviously, the general safety measures remain in force as does the obligation to book (online) in advance. 

During the last ten minutes of each lesson, any used equipment must be cleaned. Please also adhere to the 1.5 m distance rule when putting ready or tidying away the sports material as well as when waiting in, entering or leaving any of the sports areas. Moreover, we ask you to wear a face mask when at Olympos while not taking part in any sports activity. 

 

Together we can ensure that we can keep on being active in a responsible way. Once again, we like to thank you for your cooperation! 

 

Group lessons
The group lessons recommenced on Thursday 19 November. Click here to check the schedule and book a lesson
 
Courses Period 2 
The courses of Period 2 commenced on Monday 23 November. 

 

Of course, you can also use your OlymPas to practise individually in the fitness and Kratistos gyms, play recreational tennis (singles only) or to enjoy recreational climbing (top rope or dry tooling). 

 

Check the ’Sports Programmes’ page on the Olympos website for the up-to-date programme overview. 

 

 

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Stricter government measures: Group lessons and courses cancelled for two weeks

COVID 19: Update 4 November

 

As a result of the stricter government measures (announced at yesterday’s press conference), we regret having to cancel all group lessons and courses during a period of two weeks.

 

This means that the group lessons and courses scheduled for the period of Wednesday 4 November, 10 pm until Wednesday 18 November will not go ahead. 

 

For more information about the stricter measures concerning sports and physical activity, please check the website of the government of the Netherlands: Rijksoverheid.nl

 

The Olympos fitness gym and Kratistos strength sports centre will remain open for individual work outs. Tennis (singles), recreational climbing (top rope and dry tooling) are also still possible. Check the ‘Sports Programmes’ page on the Olympos website for our current available programmes. 

 

Online lessons
Are you interested in attending a lesson from home? By now, Olympos has recorded over seventy home workouts (20-40 mins)! You can also join our live Active Breaks (10-15 mins). Pick your choice! All work outs can be found on our YouTube channel.

 

We hope that we will be able to recommence the group lessons and courses as from 18 November; obviously this is not certain yet.

Keep checking our website and social media channels for updates!  

 

Stay healthy, with sportive regards, 
Team Olympos

 

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New measures

 

Update 14 October

 

On Tuesday 13 October the government announced new nationwide measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Read the information on the government website.

 

The new measures took effect on 14 October, 10 pm, and will last till at least mid-November (four weeks). In two weeks, the government will take stock of the situation and decide whether the measures (limitation of social contacts and mobility) have had a positive effect. 

 

How does all this affect playing sports and the Olympos sports centre?

We are awaiting the further elaboration on the measures and their impact on the various sports activities that we offer and the sports accommodation itself. The updates on the sports protocols from NOC*NSF and various other sports associations will be made available shortly.

 

For now the following measures apply:

 

  • Under all circumstances, sports activities for adults are only allowed when the 1.5 m distance rule is strictly adhered to.
  • Matches and tournaments are no longer allowed. The leagues our student sports clubs taken part in, the Olympos Futsal league and the squash and tennis ladder competitions have all been discontinued.
  • Recreational squash is no longer possible.
  • Recreational workouts in the Olympos gym and Kratistos are still allowed, as long as no more than 30 people make use of one space during one timeslot (as has been the situation for quite a while now, and in Kratistos only 12) and the 1.5 m distance rule is strictly adhered to.
  • Most of the group lessons are still allowed, as long as no more than 30 people make use of one space during one timeslot and the 1.5 m distance rule is strictly adhered to.
  • Some of the courses are still allowed, with some adjustments if required. The current wording of the new measures is still unclear with regard to some of the other courses. If a course you had booked up for will have to be cancelled as from tomorrow, you will obviously be informed.  Update: the courses Volleyball, Dodgeball, Survival run, Running and Calisthenics are cancelled.
  • Recreational tennis is still allowed. We do not yet know whether this only applies to the single game or not. Update 15 Oct: singles only, no doubles 
  • It is not yet clear what the impact of the measures will be on recreational climbing and the climbing courses. We will inform you as soon as possible. Update 15 Oct: Both recreational climbing and the climbing courses are still allowed (conducted in conformity with the current COVID measures of course)
  • We are currently in consultation with the Student Sports Clubs and the Sportraad to see what the options are to continue to provide certain sports activities in a safe and responsible way within the framework of the new measures.

 

Furthermore:​

  • The changing rooms and showers are no longer available. The toilets remain open.
  • The Sports Café will remain closed.
  • Wear a face mask in all the indoor areas at Olympos, except during the actual sports activity. 
  • We will update our safety rules and place these on our website soon. Update 15 October: click here to read the updated Safety rulesWe urge you to continue to stick to all the safety regulations. 

 

As mentioned above, we are awaiting the protocols from NOC*NSF and the sports associations. Things may still change or work out differently. Therefore, keep an eye on our website and/or social media for the latest updates!

 

 

 

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Please wear a face mask

 

Update 8 October
 
As it is not all situations and places allow for meeting the 1.5 distance requirement, and because the number of corona infections is still rising, we ask you to wear a face mask in all Olympos indoor areas, except when you are actually exercising.
 
Of course, the one and a half meter distance rule remains in full force. 
 
Thanks to the commitment and cooperation of many, we have managed to create and maintain a safe environment for everyone to play sports in. We urge you to continue to stick to all the safety regulations. In this way we can all continue to do what we enjoy: play sports!  
 

 

Also, please check the Olympos web page of the specific sports activity or lesson you intend to participate in for any further safety or booking rules, specific to that activity.

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation!

 

Stay healthy, stay active and see you again soon at Olympos! 
 
With sportive regards,
Team Olympos

 

 

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Additional measures: Sports Café closed, no spectators, and more

 

Update 29 September

 

At the national press conference of Tuesday 28 September, the government announced new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

Fortunately it remains possible to play sports! Obviously, we do not want this situation to alter and we therefore ask your attention for some additional measures, stated below.  
 
Sports Café closed
As a result of the latest measures announced by the government, we regretfully have had to close the Sports Café for at least the next three weeks. 
 
No spectators
As from 29 September 2020, no spectators will be allowed at any of the professional or amateur matches for a period of three weeks. Athletes who have finished their own sports activity (class/timeslot, match, practice) will be considered spectators too. We must ask you to not come to Olympos sooner than ten minutes prior to the start of your activity and to leave the premises again as soon as possible after.  
 
Stick to the rules: read the (updated) safety regulations before coming to Olympos 
We have updated our safety regulations in accordance with the new government measures; please read them before coming to Olympos. When you come to Olympos, we will assume that you have read the rules and will observe them. Together we can create a safe environment to (continue to) play sports in. Thank you for your cooperation!      
 
 
NB: It is strictly forbidden to consume alcohol anywhere within or outside of the premises. 
 
More information about the measures
The measures as announced by the government on Tuesday 28 September can be found on this government website. For Frequently Asked Questions about anything to do with sports, click here
You can also check the NOC*NSF website to read the Coronavirus and sport dossier. The most up to date information about the sports protocols can be found on nocnsf.nl/sportprotocol (currently being updated).
 
Sports programmes at Olympos
The current sports programmes that your OlymPas provides access to can be found on the Sports Programmes page on the Olympos website.  
 
Stay healthy, stay active and see you again soon at Olympos! 
 
With sportive regards,
Team Olympos

 

 

 

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Check the safety regulations

 

Update 12 september

 

After we restarted our outdoor programme from 18 May, we also opened up our indoor facilities from the beginning of July. In accordance with the government measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, we recommenced with a staggered, controlled and limited range of programmes. Step by step we have added more classes and opportunities to be active. For that reason, this page is regularly updated and added to. On the ‘Sports Programmes’ page’ you can find the current range of available programmes the OlymPas provides access to.

 

Please note: Booking is obligatory unless you take part in one of your club’s practices or matches. Only come to Olympos when you have made a prior booking or for a practice or match.

 

Since July, The Sports Café has opened up again too. Welcome back to the Olympos ‘living room’ and the sunniest terrace at the Utrecht Science Park. We are happy to be able to serve you again! 

 

Safety regulations

Obviously, 'Corona proof' 1.5 distance sports programme asks for creative solutions and adaptations. In order to provide a safe environment it is important that everyone observes the safety rules and regulations.

 

Make sure that you take note of all the regulations before you come to Olympos. Together we are able to ensure that everyone can play sports and enjoy the Olympos premises again safely and responsibly. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

 

 

The Student Sports Clubs that practise at Olympos have received a separate mail about the safety regulations.

 

Purchase the OlymPas

Do you not have an OlymPas pass or has it expired? Click here to see how to purchase an OlymPas for a Year, Month or Day.

 

We wish you lots of sporting fun! 

 

Stay healthy and best regards, 

Team Olympos

 

PS You can also follow Olympos on FacebookInstagramYouTube of Twitter.

 

 

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Soon indoor sports again!

 

Update 26 June 2020

 

For the latest update, click here.

 

 

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Outdoor sports: let’s get on with it!

Update 18 May 2020 

 

Yes! The time has finally come, this week we will resume the first part of our outdoor sports programme. We are very happy that we can welcome you back again and offer you some sports activities! 

 

Adjusted programme
In accordance with the government measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, we will recommence with a staggered, controlled and limited range of programmes. Step by step we will add more classes and opportunities to be active. For that reason, our programme and the information on our website will be regularly updated. Please see which activities are currently available

 

Safety regulations
Obviously, the start of an ‘outdoor only’ programme asks for creative solutions and adaptations. In order to provide a safe environment it is important that everyone observes the safety rules and regulations. Make sure that you take note of all the regulations before you come to Olympos. Click here to read them

 

Unfortunately, until 1 September, no indoor sports activities are allowed. Competitions or events are not permitted either. The Sports Café, terrace, changing rooms, showers and toilets remain closed. 

 

We wish you lots of sportive fun and hope to see you soon!  

 

 

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Outdoor sports activities to recommence soon! 

Update 13 May 2020
  
Dear Athletes,

Last week, the government announced that as of this week athletes of 18 years and above could also be active again outdoors, be it under specific conditions. This is great news! After a miserable and quiet period we now cannot wait to recommence part of our activities. This does, however, require careful preparation. We would like to update you on this.
 
We are currently working hard to create a 1.5 m sports programme which is safe for all. We would like to provide space for individual athletes as well as sports clubs and are trying to come to an optimal utilisation. Obviously, all of the activities at our multi-sports accommodation will have to be well-coordinated and meet the safety regulations and protocols of the RIVM, NOC*NSF, sports federations and municipality. In short: this will take time.  
 
Just to be clear: what is not possible yet? 

Playing matches and using the changing rooms and showers is not yet permitted. We further regret that no indoor sports activities are allowed until 1 September. Also the Sports Café must remain closed until 1 September. Events are not permitted either. Read more about the steps that the government hopes to take in the next few months. 
 
What are we currently working on?

In summary: we are working on an adjusted schedule for group lessons for those activities that can be conducted outdoors. We are preparing our tennis courts and the Kalymnos climbing wall according to the protocols. We are planning timeslots for the (advance) booking of the various activities. We are talking to the outdoor sports clubs about restarting their practices. We are creating (alternative) routes to and from the various parts of the accommodation in order to avoid crowd forming. Obviously, we are also taking stock of what is needed in terms of hygiene, cleaning and supervision with regard to the various activities.  
 
Restarting the activities will have to take place staggered and batched. Keep checking your mailbox (and your spam filter!) and the Olympos media channels (this website, Facebook, Twitter) to find out when the various facilities will reopen again!  

 
Restitution

Some of you have asked about the option of restitution. We do understand your questions. Unfortunately, we cannot fully answer them yet. We are discussing this also with our stakeholders. What is clear is that as a non-profit organisation the forced closure in this force majeure situation has had an enormous (financial) impact on us. These are – also in that respect – tense times. 
 

In the meantime…

... you do not have to remain inactive but can already take part in the many online workouts. Start or end your study or working day with an enjoyable home workout of 20 to 40 minutes! Or take an active 10 minute break. Pick your choice! 
 
All of our workouts can be found on our YouTube-channel. Or go directly to your favourite playlist:

Our instructors have shared their favourite online workouts on Facebook.  
  
Finally: thank you all so much for your support, understanding, patience and positive reactions in these challenging times both for you and for us. 

 

Our instructors and other members of staff are excited to welcome you back again soon. Further details will follow shortly; we will keep you posted. 
 
Stay safe, keep active and hope to see you soon at Olympos! 
 
With sportive regards,  

Team Olympos

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In addition to our 'regular' extensive OlymPas sports programmes, we will also keep providing the free online workouts which you can do at home. On the Olympos YouTube-channel you can find a range of varied, short and free home workouts. Not live, but with the option to watch them back. If you got a favourite one, you will be able to watch it as often as you please! We will regularly post new workouts on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Home workouts
The workouts range from yoga, cardio boxing, Tabata strength power and Cross challenge to steps, butt/belly home workouts, dance fitness and core workouts. The workouts usually last 20 to 40 minutes each. An ideal start or end to your day or an energising break. 
 
If you prefer something a little slower, you can also opt for one of the senior fitness home workouts. 
 
Running: exercises and schedules
If you prefer to keep up your fitness outdoors, start running! 
Our running instructors Dirk, Rafael and Kjeld recorded online strength, mobility and technique exercises as well as two-practices-a-week schedules both for beginners and more practised runners ( > 5 km). 
 
Moreover, you can also take part in the ‘real’ running practices (courses, 10 weeks), for various levels. 
 
Short active breaks
Do you just wish to break the long sessions of sitting at your desk, stretch your legs, relax your (neck/shoulder) muscles, or take your eyes off the screen? Attend a short active breaks of approx. 10 minutes! 
 
Tips by our instructors
Finally: our instructors have been sharing their favourite workouts on our Olympos Facebook page. They may inspire you. Enough options for sure!
 
All of our workouts can be found on our YouTube-channel. Or go directly to your favourite playlist:
 
Stay active, stay healthy and have fun! 
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