As lockdown measures continue to ease, we know many of you are excited to taste the freedom and get back to your real-life Slimming World groups – and we’re delighted to announce that our groups are now fully open across the UK and Republic of Ireland, where restrictions allow.
Is Slimming World open?
Yes, absolutely. Following the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, real-life Slimming World groups are returning to full sessions, bringing back all those special aspects of group that we know members have missed so much.
As England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all have separate roadmaps for coming out of lockdown, the way your local group will be running may differ slightly depending on the guidance in your area. As always, the best person to let you know how your local group is being held safely is your local Slimming World Consultant.
Here’s what we know so far for Slimming World groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland:
England, Scotland & Wales: Slimming World groups have returned to full sessions, bringing back all those special aspects of group that we know members have missed so much.
Northern Ireland: Slimming World groups in some areas of Northern Ireland are open, running real-life, Covid-safe smaller, shorter sessions in-line with our risk assessments. We’re waiting for further announcements from Northern Ireland to confirm when all groups can fully return to longer sessions for members.
Republic of Ireland: Following the government’s recent announcements, we’re delighted to let you know that Slimming World will be able to return to real-life groups from 20th September. As the guidance is slightly different depending on your own vaccine and immunity status, there are three ways that your group could be running:
- If you and your local Consultant have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid in the last 6 months, your Slimming World group can return to full sessions, bringing back all those special benefits of group that we know you’ve missed so much. To ensure our groups are meeting the legal requirements set by the government, a few changes will be in place, including asking for proof of your vaccination or immunity status – just as restaurants do for the time being.
- For groups of members who have mixed immunity, Slimming World groups will return to real-life sessions, with a few changes in place, such as shorter, smaller sessions, and socially distanced ‘pods’ of up to six members. You can find more information about what safety measures are in place in your group here.
- In areas where mixed-immunity groups are not possible, we will continue to offer our temporary, alternative Venue + Virtual service until 22nd October, when a further easing of restrictions will allow all members to safely return to real-life groups.
Whether you’re a Slimming World member already or you’re thinking about joining, we want to reassure you – our number one priority is to keep you, your Consultant, your families and your weight loss success safe.
We’re here for you
No matter how your group is running, we’ll be with you every step of the way, and you’ll still enjoy the same friendship, care, inspiration and motivation we all need. We’re determined to keep the promise made by every Consultant to every member – to ensure that you achieve your dream weight loss.
As a member, you’ll continue to get access to 52 years of experience, expertise and science, as well as our famous Food Optimising eating plan. Plus, you’ll be able to log in to our exclusive members-only website, where you’ll find more than 1,600 recipes, weight loss strategies and helpful articles, and our members-only app, which features the Slimming World scanner.
You can find out more about which Slimming World services are available in your area here.