We are actively following the official guidelines regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, and we have updated our mode of operations accordingly. Both the Finnish health authority THL and its equivalents around the world are in accordance about the fact that the virus does not spread in swimming pool water. Additionally, in contrast to regular swimming pool water, our water is purified between each customer. For the purification, we use multiple filtrations, UV-light, and hydrogen peroxide. In addition, the water salinity is nearly 35%. The extremely salty water in the float tanks is also a very unsuitable habitat for microbes and viruses.
Even though we welcome people to float with confidence, the exceptional circumstances are not over. We have applied novel precautions and practices to ensure that our customers and our staff have a float experience that is as safe as possible. If you so choose, we’ll provide you with a face mask at arrival.
Like normal, both our locations accommodate three floaters at any one time. After your float session, you are still very welcome to enjoy the afterglow, but we pay particular attention to maintain sufficient safety distances.
To maintain the number of people at our float centers at a minimum we ask you to arrive approx. 5-15 minutes before your session, but no earlier. If you are coming for your first float session please read the more detailed instructions for your visit below.
Welcome to float!
How your visit at Float Kallio or Float Roba will proceed
To maintain the number of people at our float centers at a minimum we ask you to arrive approx. 5-15 minutes before your session, but no earlier.
As you enter our premises, we ask you to wash your hands. We will show you our facilities and direct you to wait in our lounge area. Our lounge at Float Kallio is approximately 27 m² and at Float Roba approximately 50 m². We take care to ensure that there are not too many people at once in any of our spaces.
We will give first-timers’ instructions primarily in the lounge, always maintaining safe distances. We will show you to your private room where the float tank is located. As necessary, we will give you additional instructions in the room and leave you to float.
We have mechanical air conditioning in all our spaces, including the floatation tanks. This allows for the air to exchange between each customer. We also pay special attention to disinfecting our spaces and taking extra care with all the floatation rooms and surfaces.
The floatation room lights function automatically with motion sensors, as do the lights and taps in all our restroom facilities have taps that function with motion sensors.
We have minimized, as best we can, your need to touch any surfaces or switches.
After your float session, you are very welcome to enjoy the afterglow. In regular circumstances, we welcome you to stay as long as you wish, but in these extraordinary circumstances, we ask you to be prepared to make space for the next customers.
A few practical things
-If you have any reason to suspect that you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or if you have any symptoms that indicate infection, please refrain from coming to float. If you find out that you have been infected with the virus after visiting us (max. 2 weeks), we ask you to let us know.
-If you so choose, we’ll provide you with a face mask at arrival.
-If you have to cancel your session due to COVID-19 related symptoms, or if you suspect that you may have been exposed to the virus, we will not charge you for your cancellation, even if it’s last minute.
-We don’t shake hands and we ask you to wash your hands as soon as you arrive.
-If you wish, you can take away your post-float coffee or tea