We know the past few weeks have been filled with uncertainty, as England enters a new four-week lockdown and temporary restrictions continue to be in place around the UK and Ireland. And we want to reassure you that we’re here for you – whatever the guidance in your area.
Will Slimming World stay open?
Yes, absolutely. Although we’re now temporarily suspending our real-life groups again in many parts of the UK and Ireland, Slimming World groups in England will be running virtually during lockdown. Which means that, in places where you’re unable to meet in person, you can log on to a weekly online group session to get all the inspiration and motivation you need.
Slimming World joint managing director Lisa Salmon says: “Even though England is in lockdown once again, we are totally committed to supporting our members with their weight loss – no matter what.
“Given that being overweight is associated with a significant number of life-threatening illnesses and, of course, it also brings a higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, it’s never been more important for us to be there for our members, helping them to reach their weight loss goals.”
Slimming World during lockdown
Because there are different guidelines in place across the UK and Ireland, groups will be running in different ways depending on your area. Your local Consultant will be happy to tell you more about what support is in place. These include:
- Real-life groups wherever they can safely open
- Venue + Virtual – a temporary next-best option where members can weigh in in person and take part in an online support group
- Weekly virtual group session, in place of real-life groups
- Transfer to a Slimming World Online membership
No matter how your group is running, we’ll be with you every step of the way and you’ll find the same friendship, care, inspiration and motivation we all need – now more than ever. We’re determined to keep the promise made by every Consultant to every member – to ensure that you achieve your dreams.
As a member, you’ll continue to get access to over 50 years of experience, expertise and science, and 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 1,400 recipes, weight loss strategies and articles, and our members-only app, including our brand-new barcode scanner. You can find out more about which Slimming World services are available in your area here.
If you’d love to come out of lockdown lighter than you started, we have a special Countdown offer: commit to a 6-week Countdown between 9th and 21st November and, as well as getting your sixth week free, you’ll get a free copy of our Eat more for less recipe book when you get back to your real-life group. Speak to your Consultant for more information.