Are Slimming World groups open?
We're delighted that our Consultants and members are gradually coming back together
Our virtual groups have been a lifeline of support for Slimming World members, and yet we know that the majority of our members are impatient to get back to the motivational power and accountability of coming to a real-life group. So while it’s clear that life won’t return to normal for some time, we’re delighted that the easing of lockdown in many areas means that during August and September our Consultants and members will be starting to return safely to their much-loved Slimming World groups in the heart of communities, with the first groups coming back together in-person after nearly five months apart from 10th August.
As well as being able to provide the very best weight-loss support, the health and wellbeing of our members and Consultants is our absolute priority. This means members will find a few things have changed in our groups to ensure that they and everyone else who returns to Slimming World does so feeling as safe, confident and comfortable as they possibly can. This includes appropriate social distancing, hygiene measures and shorter sessions, which we’ll be asking members to book in to before attending. All Slimming World Consultants are completing a full risk assessment along with the venues in which they are running groups to comply fully with the relevant government and local authority guidance to keep groups safe. However, what hasn’t changed are all of the special things that make the biggest difference to members’ long-term success, including our Extra Easy healthy eating plan and expert weight-loss support from a Consultant who’s lost weight themselves, and the weekly group will be just as inspiring, motivating and fun-filled as it has always been.
We’re all keen to get back to supporting happier and healthier communities. With thousands of groups across the UK and Ireland, and different guidance and local regulations to take into account, there’s no universal approach when it comes to reopening, but we’re working to provide support to as many members as possible, and where we are unable to open a real-life group we will continue to offer support virtually. You can find out if our local group has reopened in your community or is currently running virtually by visiting our website or contacting your local Consultant.
Our blog post describes what a real-life Slimming World group will look like with all safety measures in place: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/blog/discover-keeping-you-safe/